Welfare states in trouble historical perspectives on Canada and Sweden

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Statement[edited by] Sune Åkerman and Jack L. Granatstein.
SeriesActa Universitatis Umensis. Umeå studies in humanities,, 124, Acta Universitatis Umensis., 124.
ContributionsÅkerman, Sune,, Granatstein, J. L.
LC ClassificationsHN103 .W45 1995
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 184 p. :
Number of Pages184
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Open LibraryOL727025M
ISBN 109171910395
LC Control Number97115570

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