A different kind of politics readings on the role of higher education in democracy

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Published by Kettering Foundation Press in Dayton, Ohio .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Citizenship -- Study and teaching (Higher),
  • Democracy and education,
  • College students -- Political activity,
  • Community and college,
  • Education, Higher -- Social aspects

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Includes bibliographical references.

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Statementedited by Derek W.M. Barker and David W. Brown.
ContributionsBarker, Derek Wai Ming., Brown, David W., 1937 Aug. 16-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsLC1091 .D545 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 110 p. ;
Number of Pages110
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Open LibraryOL23742501M
ISBN 100923993282
ISBN 109780923993283
LC Control Number2009921434

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