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Book title: Local Parties in Political and Organizational Perspective.
Contributors: Martin Saiz - Editor, Hans Geser - Editor.
Publisher: Westview Press.
Place of publication: Boulder, CO.
Publication year: 1999.
Page number: 71.
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