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Richard Reeves

Director

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Telephone
0207 367 6335
Email
richard.reeves@demos.co.uk

Richard is a former Director of Demos. His interests include trends in British politics; the economics and politics of wellbeing; liberal political philosophy; and the future of the workplace.

Richard Reeves is a former Director of Demos. His latest book is John Stuart Mill – Victorian Firebrand, an intellectual biography of the British liberal philosopher and politician, which was shortlisted for the Channel Four Political Book of the Year, and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. Richard is a political columnist for Prospect magazine and a regular contributor to The Guardian, Observer and New Statesman as well as a range of national radio and television programmes. In 2005, he was a presenter of the four-part BBC2 series, Making Slough Happy.

In 2006, Richard was selected by The Guardian as a ‘Thinker to Watch’ and was featured in the paper’s regular ‘Ideas Interview’. He is also a former Columnist of the Year and Young Financial Journalist of the Year. Richard is the author of The 80 Minute MBA (2009) and  Happy Mondays – putting the pleasure back into work (2001) nominated as a Sunday Times business book of the week and described by Theodore Zeldin as a 'wonderful book - optimistic, wise and thoughtful.' Other publications include CoCo Companies - Work, Happiness and Employee Ownership (2007), Papering over the Cracks, Rules, Regulation and Real Trust (2006, with Edward Smith), ‘Good work and professional work’ in Production Values (2006, with John Knell), and The Politics of Happiness (2003).

Richard is a former Director of Futures at The Work Foundation, Society Editor of The Observer, principal policy adviser to the Minister for Welfare Reform, Economics Correspondent and Washington Correspondent of The Guardian, research fellow at the Institute for Public Policy Research, and a postgraduate researcher at the University of London.

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Network Citizens
Authors
Peter Bradwell, Richard Reeves
Publication Date
2008-10-29
Publication Type
Pamphlet

Humans are social animals, spinning intricate webs of relationships with friends, colleagues, neighbours and enemies. These networks have always been with us, but the advance of networking technologies, changes to our interconnected economy and an altering job market have super-charged the power of networking, catapulting it to the heart of organisational thinking.

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The Liberal Republic
Authors
Richard Reeves, Philip Collins
Publication Date
2009-05-07
Publication Type
Pamphlet

The Liberal Republic is a new pamphlet by Demos Director Richard Reeves and Demos Chair Philip Collins. It describes a society where power is vested in people and always devolved to the level at which it is most effective.

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The culture of churn for UK ministers
Authors
Richard Reeves, Hugh Cleary
Publication Date
2009-06-11
Publication Type
Report

In the last thirty years the average tenure for government ministers has almost halved, to 1.3 years. This paper argues that this damages our policy-making and our quality of government.

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Building Character
Authors
Jen Lexmond, Richard Reeves
Publication Date
2009-11-09
Publication Type
Pamphlet

Character - empathy, application and self-regulation - counts.  This report looks at the vital impact parents have on forming children's character in the pre-school years.  It makes a case for greater focus on parental support during the early years and places character as the most important 'skill' a child can have.

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Bentham Lecture 2009, UCL
Authors
Richard Reeves
Publication Date
2009-11-26
Publication Type
Speech

Richard Reeves delivered the 2009 Bentham Lecture to UCL in November.  He argued in defence of Liberalism against attacks of moral relativism.

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The New Frontier
Authors
Richard Reeves, Thishani Nadesan
Publication Date
2010-04-05
Publication Type
Report

This briefing paper explores the arguments for and against lowering the voting age from 18 to 16.

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A Liberal Inside
Authors
Richard Reeves
Publication Date
2012-09-20
Publication Type
Pamphlet

This essay, written by Nick Clegg's former Director of Strategy, Richard Reeves, offers an insider's account of the Coalition Government.

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Building Character

Jen Lexmond, Richard Reeves

Demos has embarked on a new research project exploring the influence of parenting in character development of children and the link between character, life chances, and well-being.

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Network Citizens

Duncan O'Leary, Peter Bradwell, Richard Reeves

This project will explore how social networks will transform the workplace, with implications for how people experience work and businesses increase their bottom line.

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The Long Tail: In Praise of Radical Transparency

projection of the self through the workplace

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FT.com / Europe - Green laws ?may harm Europe?s economy?

FT.com / Europe - Green laws ?may harm Europe?s economy?

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Create-A-Scape - Create a mediascape

Create-A-Scape - Create a mediascape

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IndustryWeek : Taking The Nanopulse -- Good News! The Public Is Ready For Nanotechnology In 2007

IndustryWeek : Taking The Nanopulse -- Good News! The Public Is Ready For Nanotechnology In 2007