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  • Comparative Studies in Society and History, Volume 22, Issue 1
  • January 1980, pp. 42-77

Patron—Client Relations as a Model of Structuring Social Exchange

  • S. N. Eisenstadt (a1) and Louis Roniger (a2)
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  • Published online: 01 June 2009

The study of patronage and of patron-client relations has come lately to the fore in anthropology, political science and sociology, and has exerted a great fascination for scholars in these spheres. From a topic of relatively marginal concern it has become a central one, closely connected to basic theoretical problems and controversies in all the social sciences.

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