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Understanding social inequality

Shashi Motilal

Understanding social inequality

concerns of human rights, gender, and environment

by Shashi Motilal

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Published by Macmillan Publishers India in New Delhi .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Human rights,
  • Equality,
  • Environmental policy,
  • Women"s rights

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by Shashi Motilal, Bijayalaxmi Nanda
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHM821 .U536 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 417 p. :
    Number of Pages417
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25100599M
    ISBN 100230328490
    ISBN 109780230328495
    LC Control Number2010347713
    OCLC/WorldCa601061847

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