Convening Publics: The parasitical spaces of public action

Barnett, Clive (2008). Convening Publics: The parasitical spaces of public action. In: Cox, Kevin, R.; Low, Murray and Robinson, Jennifer eds. The SAGE Handbook of Political Geography. UK: Sage Publications Ltd, pp. 403–417.



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