Notes on balance of power problems of definitions, policies, and research. by Johan Galtung

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Published by Institute for Social Research, Section for Research on Conflict and Peace in Oslo .

Written in English

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  • Power (Social sciences),
  • Control (Psychology)

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Bibliography: p. 102-105.

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SeriesInstitute for Social Research. Report no. 11-1
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LC ClassificationsHM291 .G315
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Pagination105 p.
Number of Pages105
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Open LibraryOL4286160M
LC Control Number78312897

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