Constructing Neoliberal Urban Democracy in the American Inner-city

@article{Addie2009ConstructingNU,
  title={Constructing Neoliberal Urban Democracy in the American Inner-city},
  author={J. Addie},
  journal={Local Economy: The Journal of the Local Economy Policy Unit},
  year={2009},
  volume={24},
  pages={536 - 554}
}
  • J. Addie
  • Published 2009
  • Sociology
  • Local Economy: The Journal of the Local Economy Policy Unit
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