An Anarchist’s Wetherspoons1 or Virtuous Resistance? Social Centres as MacIntyre’s Vision of Practice-based Communities

@article{FinchettMaddock2008AnAW,
  title={An Anarchist’s Wetherspoons1 or Virtuous Resistance? Social Centres as MacIntyre’s Vision of Practice-based Communities},
  author={Lucy Finchett-Maddock},
  journal={Philosophy of Management},
  year={2008},
  volume={7},
  pages={21-31}
}
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