The aim of this module is to further our understanding of public policy – the nature, causes and effects of public policies; the policy process – how policy is made; and with prescription as to how policy might be improved. Since the effectiveness of policies and policy-making processes cannot be assessed independently of analysis of the distribution of economic and political power within political systems, this module also examines the central position of the state in policy analysis.
Inaugural Lecture Prof Nick Frost - Assessing Modern British Childhood: research, policy and practic
This lecture explored the contemporary policy agenda for children and young people living in England. The major focus of the lecture was on the relationship between the state and modern childhood. The lecture then moved on to examine the state of contemporary British childhood. A series of recent research and policy reports have suggested that British children inhabit a world that compares negatively to children in otherwise comparable societies. Childhood and youth are also a high profile and f
Theories and concepts
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or dowloaded as a zip file As taught in Autumn Semester 2009/10 The War on Iraq and the US and British invasion of the country in 2003 has led to huge tensions in geopolitics. At the same time, the supposed ‘threat’ of international terrorism and continuing financial turmoil in the world economy have both brought to the fore the global politics of co-operation and confrontation. Whilst it might be possible to agree on the significance of th
The Viking Age Scotland and the Irish Sea Provinces
Viking warriors from Scandinavia began to attack the coasts of western Europe towards the end of the eighth century. Christian writers registered their shock and horror at these raids by pagans upon monasteries, churches and royal sites. The raiders were mobile, using highly manoeuvrable light-weight sailing ships, which could also be rowed. They caught te armies of the Christian kingdoms unprepared, lacking the organisation to deal with them effectively. But there was much more to the Vikings t
Dissertation Handbook 2008-9
A detailed guide to producing a dissertation in health promotion/public health for the 2008/9.
Staying on the Beat (Edna Buchanan)
Crime reporter and mystery writer Edna Buchanan knows how to put you on the edge of your seat. One of the first female crime reporters in Miami, she went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1986 for general reporting. In this 1992 Upon Reflection discussion from the University of Washington, she speaks with host Marcia Alvar about her career, burn out and how reporters can influence the outcome of some criminal cases.
Improving Health: Public Health - Getting back to basics
This presentation explores some of the theories and tools which can be applied in order to set up an effective public health improvement initiative. Notes have been included to assist the facilitator with the presentation. This resource was developed by Education for Health, which is an independent education and research charity for health professionals. They provide educational programmes that are run nationally and internationally and are accredited by the Open University. This workshop pr
International E-communication Exchange module
Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) has an ongoing e-learning programme integrated into its Criminology degree routes. This International E-communication Exchange (IEE) forms part of this and welcomes collaboration from partnered institutions that have similarity in their degree programmes. The core focus is on the criminal justice system, its organizational components and processes, and its legal and public policy contexts. This collaborative exchange enables students to interpret an
Mathematics for Chemistry Workbook
A workbook for chemists on the underlying mathematics needed to study chemistry at beginning undergraduate level. Videos of worked solutions to many of the problems in this workbook can be also found in JORUM
Dickinson College Public Service Fellowship
Meet the first recipients of the Dickinson College Public Service Fellowship, Wil Nelligan '14 and Coral Pistilli '14.
I started in Cov - Jeremy Vine
Jeremy is a British journalist and news presenter for the BBC. He is known for his direct interview style and exclusive reporting from war-torn areas throughout Africa. He is the current host of the BBC Radio 2 program, Jeremy Vine, which presents news, views, and interviews with live guests. He began his journalistic career in Coventry, working for the Coventry Evening Telegraph.
The US Industrial Growth (Pre-Civil War)
This video is accompanied by text. "In the eighteenth century, British inventors perfected a series of machines for mass production of textiles, which initiated the European Industrial Revolution and gave Britain a head start in industrial production. For many years, the British carefully guarded their industrial secrets, forbidding the export of machines or even descriptions of them and restricting the departure of informed mechanics. The British could not keep its secrets forever, and in 1789,
Lunch Poems: Dunya Mikhail
Iraqi poet Dunya Mikhail immigrated to the United States in 1996 after increasing harassment over her poetry, which confronts war and exile with subversive depictions of suffering. In 2001 she was awarded the UN Human Rights Award for Freedom of Writing. The War Works Hard, won PEN?s Award for Poetry in Translation and was selected as one of New York Public Library?s twenty five best books of 2005.
04 - Inferno V, VI, VII
This lecture examines Inferno 4 -7. Dante’s Limbo, modeled on the classical locus amoenus, is identified as a place of repose and vulnerability. Here, in fact, among the poets of antiquity, the pilgrim falls prey to poetic hubris by joining in their ranks. The pilgrim is faced with the consequences of his poetic vocation when he descends to the circle of lust (Inferno 5), where Francesca da Rimini, in her failure to distinguish romance from reality, testifies to the dangers inherent to the
"A Jubilee of Freedom": Freed Slaves March in Charleston, South Carolina, March, 1865
At the Civil War's end, enslaved people responded in a variety of ways to take their freedom. One meaning of freedom can be glimpsed in the following report from Charleston, South Carolina, published in the New York Daily Tribune on April 4, 1865, just a few days before General Robert E. Lee's surrender in Virginia. Charleston boasted one of the largest and most important African-American communities in the antebellum South. Two months after the Confederate Army fled, the city's black men and wo
Public Health Masters Course Handbook 2010-2011
A course handbook for the Masters in Public health at the University of Bedfordshire. This handbook can be used with the MSc in Public Health for both full time or part-time study. It focuses on giving student an insight as to what to expect on the public health taught course and also the distance learning course as well.
European Business Culture and Practice, VSM 94 Values Survey Module 1994 Questionnaire (original)
Values Survey Module 1994 original questionnaire concerning employment
It can be used in lots of ways including: interpreting feedback from tutors on written work; avoiding common deficiencies in your writing and therefore avoiding the need for the comments to be written; using it as a checklist before handing written work in; for peer assessment of written work
University of Edinburgh, Epidemiology and Public Health
Poverty, Inequality and the Welfare State
PDF-format lecture slides from a course on the Economics of Public Issues as taught Marie Stack of Nottingham Trent University in 2009-10.