Can social policies be rationally tested?
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Published by Oxford University Press in London .
Written in English

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  • Social problems

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Edition Notes

Gift; Slater, John; 2004.

SeriesL.T. Hobhouse Memorial Trust lecture -- no. 27
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHN28 M3
The Physical Object
Pagination20 p.
Number of Pages20
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15015983M

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