Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Former Brookes PhD Student publishes new book on How Change Happens

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Dr Duncan Green Oxfam Oxford Brookes University book

Dr Duncan Green, a former PhD research student and current Senior Strategic Adviser at Oxfam, returned to Oxford Brookes to give a talk about his new book How Change Happens ahead of its publication

Drawing on his experience studying and working  in international development, and including first-hand examples from the global experience of working at Oxfam, the book offers the latest thinking on what works to achieve progressive change. How Change Happens bridges the gap between academia and practice by bringing together research from a range of academic disciplines and the evolving practical understanding of activists to explore the topic of social and political change.

Duncan is the author of several books on Latin America including Silent Revolution: The Rise and Crisis of Market Economics in Latin America, Faces of Latin America (New York University Press), and Hidden Lives: Voices of Children in Latin America and the Caribbean (Between the Lines). He  has also authored Oxfam’s own From Poverty to Power: How Active Citizens and Effective States can Change the World, and writes the From Poverty to Power blog.  Previously Senior Policy Adviser on trade and development at DFID (UK Department for International Development), and a Policy Analyst on trade and globalisation at CAFOD (Catholic Agency for Overseas Development), he is also a visiting fellow at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex.

The book launch event was organised by Centre for Global Politics, Economy and Society (GPES) of the Oxford Brookes University on 10 October 2016.