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and its relevance to civil society –especially within the current market-driven
economic condition –exists, the subtle similarities and differences
between the extensively explored US (and to some extent UK) experience and
that from the rest of the global North is only beginning to unfold as more scholars
focus on these issues in the European State context (Certomà et
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