David Green

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Area of interest: Civil society, (especially) welfare state, health, education

Journals/Organisation: The Guardian | The Sunday Times | The Times | The Sunday Telegraph | The Daily Telegraph | Daily Mail

Email: info@civitas.org.uk

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Website: http://www.civitas.org.uk | http://www.guardian.co.uk/profile/davidgreen

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Career: Institute of Economic Affairs from 1984, Director of the IEA Health and Welfare Unit from 1986; Labour councillor in Newcastle upon Tyne 1976/1981; Research Fellow at the Australian National University in Canberra, 1981/1983; founded Civitas, The Institute for the Study of Civil Society in 2000, see Civitas biography

Current position/role: Director of Civitas

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Other roles/Main role: Was a member of the Home Secretary's Crime Statistics Review Group, which in 2006 recommended improvements in the collection of the crime figures

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Broadcast media: Ocassional broadcasts on programmes such as Newsnight, the Moral Maze and BBC Radio 4's Today programme

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  • Power and Party in an English City (HarperCollins, 1980) ISBN 0043520944; Mutual Aid or Welfare State (Allen & Unwin, 1984) with L. Cromwell ISBN 0868616648; Working-Class Patients and the Medical Establishment: Self-Help in Britain from the Mid-Nineteenth Century to 1948 (Palgrave Macmillan, 1986) ISBN 0312889801; The New Conservatism: The Counter-Revolution in Political, Economic and Social Thought (Palgrave Macmillan, 1987) ISBN 031200477X; Reinventing Civil Society - Choice in Welfare (Civitas, 1993) ISBN 025536279X; Community Without Politics: A Market Approach to Welfare Reform (IEA, 1996) ISBN 0255363648; Benefit Dependency: How Welfare Undermines Independence (Coronet Books, 1998) ISBN 0255364334; Delay, Denial and Dilution (Choice in Welfare) (Civitas, 1999) with Laura Casper ISBN 0255364598; An End to Welfare Rights: The Rediscovery of Independence (Civitas, 2000) ISBN 1903386799; Stakeholder Health Insurance (Civitas, 2000) ISBN 1903386071; Crime and Civil Society: Can we become a more law-abiding people? (Civitas, 2005) ISBN 1903386365; also contributed a chapter 'The Neo-Liberal Perspective' in Blackwell's The Student's Companion to Social Policy (Blackwell Publishers, 2nd ed, 2003) ISBN 1405102918

Latest work: We're (Nearly) all Victims Now: how political correctness is undermining our liberal culture (Civitas, 2006) ISBN 1903386535

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