by Political & Legal Studies Division, National Research Institute in Boroko, Papua New Guinea .
Written in English
|Series||Preliminary paper ;, no. 2, Preliminary paper (National Research Institute (Papua New Guinea). Political & Legal Studies Division) ;, no. 2.|
|LC Classifications||HV7216.5 .B36 1997|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||48 p. :|
|Number of Pages||48|
|LC Control Number||98135512|
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