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Dr David G. Green

David Green is the chief executive of Civitas, which he founded in 2000. He writes occasionally for newspapers, including in recent years pieces in The Sunday Times, The Times, the Sunday Telegraph and the Daily Telegraph. He occasionally broadcasts on programmes such as Newsnight, the Moral Maze and the Today programme.

David Green

Education and career

He was an undergraduate at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne from 1970 to 1973 and remained there for his PhD. He was a Labour councillor in Newcastle upon Tyne from 1976 until 1981 before leaving the UK from 1981 to 1983 to work as a Research Fellow at the Australian National University in Canberra. He worked at the Institute of Economic Affairs from 1984, and was Director of its Health and Welfare Unit from 1986 to 2000.


His books include:
Power and Party in an English City, Allen & Unwin, 1980
Mutual Aid or Welfare State, Allen & Unwin, 1984 (with L. Cromwell)
Working Class Patients and the Medical Establishment, Temple Smith/Gower, 1985
The New Right: The Counter Revolution in Political, Economic and Social Thought, Wheatsheaf, 1987
Reinventing Civil Society, IEA, 1993
Community Without Politics: A Market Approach to Welfare Reform, IEA, 1996
Benefit Dependency: How Welfare Undermines Independence, IEA, 1998
An End to Welfare Rights: The Rediscovery of Independence, IEA, 1999
Delay, Denial and Dilution, IEA, 1999 (with Laura Casper)
Stakeholder Health Insurance, Civitas, 2000
Crime and Civil Society: Can we become a more law-abiding people?, Civitas, 2005
We're (Nearly) all Victims Now: how political correctness is undermining our liberal culture, Civitas, 2006
Individualists Who Co-operate: Education and welfare reform befitting a free people, Civitas, 2009
Prosperity With Principles: Some Policies For Economic Growth, Civitas, 2010

He contributed the chapter on 'The Neo-Liberal Perspective' in Blackwell's The Student's Companion to Social Policy (2nd ed, 2003).

He was a member of the Home Secretary's Crime Statistics Review Group, which in 2006 recommended improvements in the collection of the crime figures.

Selected feature articles 2008 - 2011:

Archive of feature articles 2001 - 2007

CLICK HERE for articles by David Green from 2001 - 2007.

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