Indigenous Groups, Language, and Challenges in the Construction of Concepts Such as the Right to Health and Governance

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Pueblos indígenas, idioma y retos para la construcción de conceptos como derecho a la salud y gobernabilidad

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Different Understandings of ‘Control Social’ in Latin America

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Do We Mean What We Say for Accountability in Ghana?

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Conceptos de rendición de cuentas en idiomas Mayas de Guatemala

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Communicating Accountability Concepts in Mayan Languages of Guatemala

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Pananagutan: Accountability and the Struggle for Filipino Nationhood

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Contraloría Social – or “Social Oversight”

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Contraloría social

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Accountability Ecosystems: The Evolution of a Keyword

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