Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Centre for Global Politics, Economy and Society Book Launch 'How Change Happens'

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JHB 308 Kennedy, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane site


Dr Duncan Green will launch his new book on global problems 'How Change Happens' at Oxford Brookes.

This book bridges the gap between academia and practice, bringing together the best research from a range of academic disciplines and the evolving practical understanding of activists to explore the topic of social and political change. Drawing on many first-hand examples from the global experience of Oxfam, one of the world's largest social justice NGOs, as well as the author's insights from studying and working on international development, it tests ideas on How Change Happens and offers the latest thinking on what works to achieve progressive change.

‘An indispensable guide for activists and change-makers everywhere’ Francis Fukuyama

‘A landmark, a must-read book to return to again and again to inform and inspire reflection and action. I know no other book like it.’ Robert Chambers

 A splendid treatise on how to change the actual world - in reality, not just in our dreams’ Amartya Sen

Dr Duncan Green is Senior Strategic Adviser at Oxfam GB and author of From Poverty to Power: How Active Citizens and Effective States can Change the World. He also authors the From Poverty to Power blog.


Refreshments will be available after the book launch.