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Gender and human rights politics in Japan global norms and domestic networks by Jennifer Chan

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Published by Stanford University Press in Stanford, Calif .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Women"s rights -- Japan,
  • Children"s rights -- Japan,
  • Human rights advocacy -- Japan

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [189]-199) and index.

StatementJennifer Chan-Tiberghien.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHQ1236.5.J3 C53 2004
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 220 p. :
Number of Pages220
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21188227M
ISBN 10080475022X
LC Control Number2004006281
OCLC/WorldCa54806378

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