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The illusion of civil society

democratization and community mobilization in low-income Mexico

by Jon Shefner

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Published by Pennsylvania State University Press in University Park, Pa .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Unión de Colonos Independientes (Guadalajara, Mexico),
  • Community organization -- Mexico -- Guadalajara,
  • Civil society -- Mexico -- Guadalajara,
  • Democratization -- Mexico -- Guadalajara

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementJon Shefner.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHN120.G8 S48 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16776987M
    ISBN 109780271033846
    LC Control Number2008016408

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