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Religion and Social Change

dies, however, in that it is not a village study: it is rather a study of one of a much-neglected set of institutions which mediate between power structures at the local and regional levels. Of course, there have been a number of other case studies of co-operatives. However, these usually follow what I would call the 'administrative' mode of analysis: that is, they discuss how well the institution is achieving its explicit goals and whether it is staying solvent, etc.

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