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Organizing for Community Controlled Development Renewing Civil Society by Patricia W. Murphy

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Published by Sage Publications, Inc .
Written in English


  • Regional & Area Planning,
  • Sociology, Social Studies,
  • Organizational Behavior,
  • Community development,
  • Business & Economics,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Business/Economics,
  • United States,
  • General,
  • Public Policy - City Planning & Urban Dev.,
  • Political Science / Public Policy,
  • Community organization

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages360
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8028360M
ISBN 10076190414X
ISBN 109780761904144

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