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legitimacy of political violence? the case of Latin America : proceedings from the area studies symposium, "The Legitimacy of Political Violence?," University of Massachusetts at Amherst, April 10-11, 1987 by Ronald Berg

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Published by International Area Studies Programs, University of Massachusetts at Amherst in [Amherst] .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Latin America.

Subjects:

  • Sendero Luminoso (Guerrilla group),
  • Terrorism -- Latin America.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographies.

Statementpapers by Ronald Berg, Paul Goodwin, Jr. ; commentary by Charles Gillespie.
SeriesOccasional papers series / Program in Latin American Studies ;, no. 22, Occasional papers series (University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Program in Latin American Studies) ;, no. 22.
ContributionsGoodwin, Paul B., 1942-, Gillespie, Charles, 1959-, University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Program in Latin American Studies.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHV6433.L3 B47 1988
The Physical Object
Pagination30 p. ;
Number of Pages30
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1322074M
LC Control Number92198235

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