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Deconstructing determinism

Michael Watts

Deconstructing determinism

Marxisms, development theory and a comradely critique of Capitalist World Development.

by Michael Watts

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Edition Notes

Taken from Antipode, vol.20, 1988, pp. 142-168.

SeriesAntipode -- v.20
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Open LibraryOL19696997M


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