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Oral Democracy and Women’s Oratory Competency in Indian Village Assemblies : A Qualitative Analysis

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/9
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Policy Research Working Papers
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Sanyal, Paromita
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Rao, Vijayendra
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Prabhakar, Umang
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2015-09-23T13:42:47Z
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2015-09-23T13:42:47Z
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2015-09
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2017-12-14T08:59:50Z
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In democracies, innovative political institutions have opened up scope for direct public participation often in the form of talk: citizens talking to the state and mutual talk among citizens on matters concerning community development. A prominent example is the Indian gram sabha, or village assembly, which occurs in a highly stratified context. This paper undertakes a talk-centered analysis of the gram sabha with a focus on examining the oral participation of women in general and women affiliated with microcredit self-help groups who have access to an associational life. The qualitative analysis of 255 gram sabha transcripts from four South Indian states finds that women associated with microcredit self-help groups employ a wider variety of narrative styles and utilize a more multilayered structure to convey their messages compared with all women taken together. Thus, the difference is not so much in the numerical instances of talking or in the types of issues raised, but rather in the quality of participation. The paper makes an important theoretical contribution by proposing the concept of oral democracy as an alternative to deliberative democracy, and urges an analytical focus on the oral or oratory competency of subordinated groups as they participate in these important institutions.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2015/09/25071172/oral-democracy-women’s-oratory-competency-indian-village-assemblies-qualitative-analysis
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/22652
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English
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en_US
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World Bank, Washington, DC
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Policy Research working paper,no. WPS 7416;
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Policy Research Working Paper;No. 7416
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
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SKILLS
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PUBLIC OFFICIALS
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EMPOWERMENT
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FINANCIAL SERVICES
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VILLAGES
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BUDGETARY ALLOCATIONS
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OPENING SPEECH
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PEOPLE
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PARTICIPANTS
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TEACHERS
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POLITICS
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VILLAGE
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INTEREST
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PUBLIC SECTOR
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LATRINE
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GOVERNMENT
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GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
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GROUPS
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LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
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POLITICAL THEORY
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DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE
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INEQUALITIES
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EXCLUSION
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POLITICAL REFORMS
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WELFARE
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CAPACITY BUILDING
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LOAN
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POLITICAL PROCESSES
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ENDOWMENT
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NATIONAL GOVERNMENTS
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AUTHORITIES
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CORRUPTION
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GENDER DISPARITY
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OVERSIGHT
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INTERNATIONAL BANK
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SOCIAL GROUPS
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CIVIC EDUCATION
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STATE SUPPORT
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LITERACY
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
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PUBLIC POLICY
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STATES
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BENEFICIARY SELECTION
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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
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EQUAL RIGHT
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POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS
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TRAINING
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AUTHORITY
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INTERJECTION
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PUBLIC ACTION
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FINANCES
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CIVIL SOCIETY
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POLITICAL POWER
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ELECTED REPRESENTATIVE
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DEMOCRACY
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MP
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LOCAL GOVERNMENT
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CENTERS FOR CHILDREN
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CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
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GOVERNMENT ACTION
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REPRESENTATIVES
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PARLIAMENTS
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LOANS
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ENTERPRISES
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REASONING
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DAYCARE
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GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS
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FINANCE
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PARLIAMENTARY SYSTEM
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PARTICIPATORY DEMOCRACY
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BANKS
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UNIONS
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VOCATIONAL TRAINING
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ELECTIONS
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ACCOUNTABILITY
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MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT
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CAPITAL
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SCIENCE
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TRANSPARENCY
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VALUES
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STATE GOVERNMENT
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WOMAN
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FAMILY
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PARTICIPATION
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POLITICAL SYSTEMS
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GENDER
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BANK
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CREDIT
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POLITICAL THEORISTS
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ACCESSIBILITY
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INSTITUTIONAL STRUCTURE
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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT
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HOUSEHOLD
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REPAYMENT
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ENTERPRISE
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EXCLUSIONS
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DECISION-MAKING
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PARTICIPATORY PROCESS
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DISADVANTAGED GROUPS
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INTERJECTIONS
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ADMINISTRATIVE PURPOSES
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NUTRITION
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REPRESENTATION
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CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT
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CONSTITUTIONS
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CITIZENS
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DEMOCRACIES
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MICROCREDIT
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ADMINISTRATION
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GOVERNANCE
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WELFARE STATE
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MICROFINANCE
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PARITY
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ACTIVE PARTICIPATION
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INTERESTS
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CONSENSUS
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STATE
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WRITING
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CHILDREN
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EXCLUSION OF WOMEN
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CITIZENSHIP
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SECURITY
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REGIONS
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EDUCATION
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STATE SUBSIDIES
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NATIONAL BANK
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HOUSEHOLDS
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PUBLIC FACILITIES
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PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
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EQUALITY
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PUBLIC FINANCES
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COOPERATION
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DECENTRALIZATION
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ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES
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LEADERSHIP
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PANCHAYATS
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LEGITIMACY
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WOMEN
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PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY
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GOVERNMENTS
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POLITICAL LEADERS
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POLITICAL PARTICIPATION
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DIRECT DEMOCRACY
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DISTRICTS
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SMALL BUSINESSES
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INEQUALITY
dc.title
Oral Democracy and Women’s Oratory Competency in Indian Village Assemblies
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A Qualitative Analysis
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Working Paper
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Gender
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2015-09-21
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Publications & Research
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Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2015/09/25071172/oral-democracy-women’s-oratory-competency-indian-village-assemblies-qualitative-analysis
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Governance
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yes
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10.1596/1813-9450-7416
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090224b0830f1332_1_0
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25071172
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WPS7416
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en
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2015/09/21/090224b0830f1332/1_0/Rendered/PDF/Oral0democracy0qualitative0analysis.pdf
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South Asia
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India
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Governance :: Governance Indicators
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Finance and Financial Sector Development
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Gender :: Gender and Education
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Gender :: Gender and Social Development
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Governance :: Democratic Government
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Governance :: Local Government
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Poverty and Inequality Team, Development Research Group

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