The study of social policy
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The study of social policy a comparative approach by Barbara N. Rodgers

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Published by G. Allen & Unwin in London, Boston .
Written in English


  • Social policy

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Edition Notes

Statement[by] Barbara N. Rodgers, with Abraham Doron and Michael Jones.
ContributionsDoron, Avraham, joint author., Jones, M. A. joint author.
LC ClassificationsHN18 .R58
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 232 p. ;
Number of Pages232
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4425177M
ISBN 100043600484, 0043600492
LC Control Number79040681

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