Local government in Egypt structure, process, and the challenges of reform by James B. Mayfield

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Published by American University in Cairo Press in Cairo .

Written in English

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  • Egypt.


  • Local government -- Egypt.,
  • Decentralization in government -- Egypt.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 330-356) and index.

Book details

StatementJames B. Mayfield.
LC ClassificationsJS7763.A2 M39 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 369 p. ;
Number of Pages369
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL652893M
ISBN 109774243730
LC Control Number96960426

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