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Realistic Socio-Legal Theory Pragmatism and A Social Theory of Law (Oxford Socio-Legal Studies) by Brian Z. Tamanaha

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Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English


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Number of Pages296
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Open LibraryOL7399492M
ISBN 100198298250
ISBN 109780198298250

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