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Active Social Capital

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Published by Columbia University Press .
Written in English


  • Development studies,
  • Social theory,
  • Social, group or collective psychology,
  • History,
  • Sociology,
  • History: World,
  • India,
  • Developing Countries,
  • Methodology,
  • Political Science / History & Theory,
  • General,
  • Economic development,
  • Social aspects,
  • Social capital (Sociology)

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages192
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9800107M
ISBN 100231125712
ISBN 109780231125710

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