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The Business of Governing : Corruption and Informal Politics in Mexico City's Markets, 1946–1958. / Bleynat, Ingrid.

In: Journal of Latin American Studies, 14.08.2017.

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Bleynat, I 2017, 'The Business of Governing: Corruption and Informal Politics in Mexico City's Markets, 1946–1958', Journal of Latin American Studies. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X17000785

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Bleynat, I. (2017). The Business of Governing: Corruption and Informal Politics in Mexico City's Markets, 1946–1958. Journal of Latin American Studies. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X17000785

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Bleynat I. The Business of Governing: Corruption and Informal Politics in Mexico City's Markets, 1946–1958. Journal of Latin American Studies. 2017 Aug 14. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X17000785

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Bleynat, Ingrid. / The Business of Governing : Corruption and Informal Politics in Mexico City's Markets, 1946–1958. In: Journal of Latin American Studies. 2017.

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