Richard Reeves (British author)

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Richard Reeves
Born (1969-07-04)4 July 1969
Occupation Historian, writer, philosopher, politician, journalist, political theorist
Nationality British
Alma mater Wadham College (B.A., 1990)
University of Warwick (PhD, philosophy, 2012)
Subjects History, philosophy, liberal politics

Richard V. Reeves (born 4 July 1969) is a British writer and philosopher. Formerly an influential thinker in the Liberal Democrats, he is now a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and associate director of CentreForum.

Career[edit]

Until 2012 Reeves was Director of Strategy to Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg.[1] Previously he had been director of the London-based think tank Demos. Reeves has held positions including Director of Futures at The Work Foundation, a British non-profit organisation, Society Editor of The Observer, Economics Correspondent and Washington Correspondent of The Guardian, and policy adviser to Frank Field when he was Minister for Welfare Reform.

Reeves has published two books, John Stuart Mill: Victorian Firebrand (2007),[2] a biography of the British liberal philosopher and politician, and Happy Mondays (2002) about job satisfaction.[3] He also co-authored The 80 Minute MBA (2009) with John Knell, a condensed business management book.[4]

Reeves appears regularly on radio and television as a political commentator. In 2005, he co-presented the four-part BBC2 series, Making Slough Happy.[5] He writes regularly in British newspapers and magazines[6] on politics, well-being [4], work and character [5].

In summer 2010 Reeves left Demos, joining the office of Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, a Liberal Democrat, as a Special Advisor. In 2012 Reeves urged the Liberal Democrats to choose to become a radical centrist political party, "a hard-driving radical liberal party of the political centre".[7]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/jun/10/spin-doctor-andy-coulson
  2. ^ Atlantic Books, published November 2007. See http://www.atlantic-books.co.uk/our_writers/browse_authors.asp?id=4580
  3. ^ Basic Books, published September 2002. See http://www.perseusbooksgroup.com/basic/book_detail.jsp?isbn=0738206598
  4. ^ Business Plus, published March 2009. See http://the80minutemba.com/
  5. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4436482.stm
  6. ^ Including the New Statesman[1], Prospect[2], The Guardian[3], The Observer, The Sunday Times and Management Today.
  7. ^ Reeves, Richard (19 September 2012). "The Case for a Truly Liberal Party". The New Statesman, p. 26. Retrieved 26 February 2013.

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