This is democracy

collective bargaining in Scandinavia. by Marquis W. Childs

Publisher: Yale U.P

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To submit a correction for our consideration, click here. For Reprints and Permissions, click here.DEMOCRACY IN ONE BOOK OR LESS HOW IT WORKS, WHY IT DOESN'T, AND WHY FIXING IT IS EASIER THAN YOU THINK by David Litt ‧ RELEASE DATE: J Former White House speechwriter and humorist Litt digs in deep to discuss what’s ailing us politically—and gets in a few laughs along the way.

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