Capabilities, power, and institutions
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Capabilities, power, and institutions toward a more critical development ethics by Stephen L. Esquith

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

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by Stephen L. Esquith and Fred Gifford
LC ClassificationsJA79 .C253 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 206 p. ;
Number of Pages206
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24534210M
ISBN 100271036613
ISBN 109780271036618
LC Control Number2009038283

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