Global Dialogue is published quarterly by the Centre for World Dialogue, 39 Riga Fereou Street, CY-1087 Nicosia, Cyprus. Telephone: 357-2-511782. Fax: 357-2-311752. E-mail:

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Global Dialogue is abstracted or indexed in the International Bibliography of the Social Sciences, PAIS International, Sociological Abstracts, Social Services Abstracts and Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts.

1999 Centre for World Dialogue ISSN 1450-0590