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Published by Namibian Economic Policy Research Unit in Ausspannplatz, Windhoek, Namibia .
Written in English



  • Africa, Southern,
  • Soviet Union.,
  • Europe, Eastern.


  • Communism -- Soviet Union.,
  • Post-communism -- Europe, Eastern.,
  • Africa, Southern -- Politics and government -- 1975-1994.,
  • Africa, Southern -- Ethnic relations.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementReinhart Kösser.
SeriesNEPRU occassional [sic] paper ;, no. 2, NEPRU occasional paper ;, no. 2.
LC ClassificationsHX311.5 .K67 1995
The Physical Object
Pagination22 p. ;
Number of Pages22
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL962688M
LC Control Number95980795

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