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References

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 Happen,
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