Towards substantive democracy? the role of the European Union in the democratisation of Estonia and the other eastern member candidates by Kristi Raik

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Published by Tampere Peace Research Institute, University of Tampere in Tampere .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Estonia.

Subjects:

  • Democratization -- Estonia.,
  • European Union -- Estonia.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [104]-116).

Book details

StatementKristi Raik.
SeriesTampere Peace Research Institute research report,, no. 84, 1998, Tutkimuksia (Rauhan- ja konfliktintutkimuskeskus (Tampereen yliopisto)) ;, no. 84.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsJN6615.A58 R35 1998
The Physical Object
Pagination116 p. ;
Number of Pages116
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL77650M
ISBN 109517061781
LC Control Number99180901

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