Insurgency and Spaces of Active Citizenship

  title={Insurgency and Spaces of Active Citizenship},
  author={Faranak Miraftab and Shana Wills},
  journal={Journal of Planning Education and Research},
  pages={200 - 217}
  • F. MiraftabS. Wills
  • Published 1 December 2005
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Planning Education and Research
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