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Democracy as problem solving

Xavier N. De Souza Briggs

Democracy as problem solving

civic capacity in communities across the globe

by Xavier N. De Souza Briggs

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Published by MIT Press in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Political participation,
  • Democratization,
  • Community development

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [333]-357) and index.

    StatementXavier de Souza Briggs.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJF799 .D42 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 374 p. :
    Number of Pages374
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22549580M
    ISBN 100262026414, 0262524856
    ISBN 109780262026413, 9780262524858
    LC Control Number2007037630


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