Village politics: Heterogeneity, leadership and collective action

@article{Vedeld2000VillagePH,
  title={Village politics: Heterogeneity, leadership and collective action},
  author={Trond Vedeld},
  journal={The Journal of Development Studies},
  year={2000},
  volume={36},
  pages={105 - 134}
}
  • Trond Vedeld
  • Published 2000
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of Development Studies
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