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Distressed Urban Communities
- Wilson, W.J.(1987). The truly disadvantaged.Chicago,IL:The University of Chicago Press.
- Small, Mario Luis, (2009). Unanticipated Gains: Origins of Network Inequality in Everyday Life. New York: Oxford University Press
Communities in China
- Tsai, L. (2007). Accountability without democracy: solidary groups and public goods provision in rural China. NY: Cambridge University Press.