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Critiquing capabilities: The distractions of a beguiling concept
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Critiquing capabilities: The distractions of a beguiling concept

Author: Hartley Dean
Publisher: Sage Publications
Edition/Format: Article Article : English
Publication:Critical Social Policy, 29, no. 2 (2009): 261-278
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Other Databases: Elsevier
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Document Type: Article
All Authors / Contributors: Hartley Dean
ISSN:0261-0183
Language Note: English
Unique Identifier: 439421807
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