Presentation by Deborah Green - Director of Marketing.
International Representatives Conference: Presentation by Deborah Green - Director of Marketing. The aim of the conference was to allow our international agents to experience a flavour of our academic offering and student experience, through meeting our staff and students and visiting our facilities and city, so they can better advise international students considering undertaking a course at Leeds Met University. Representatives from countries including Bangladesh, China, Cyprus, Nepal, Sri L
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Goodman, M. (1997) The Roman World, 44 BC–AD 180, London and New York, Routledge, Routledge History of the Ancient World.
Nicolet, C. (1991) Geography, Space and Politics in the Early Roman Empire, Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press.
Grant, M. (trans.) (1996) Tacitus: the Annals of Imperial Rome, Harmondsworth, Penguin Books. (First published 1956
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Canetti, E. (1962 edn) Crowds and Power, Harmondsworth, Penguin.
Foner, P.S. (1977) History of the Labor Movement in the United States, vol. 3, New York, International Publications.
Koebner, R. and Schmidt, H.D. (1964) Imperialism: The Story and Significance of a Political Word, 1840–1950, Cambridge University Press.
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Barrett, S.M. (2006) ‘Implementation studies: time for a revival?’ in Budd, L., Charlesworth, J. and Paton, R. (eds) Making Policy Happen, London, Routledge/Milton Keynes, The Open University (Course Reader).
Barrett, S. and Fudge, C. (1981) Policy and Action, London, Methuen.
Budd, L., Charlesworth, J. and Paton, R. (eds) (2006) Making Policy Happe
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1.5 The problem of power: policy as political

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