Simon is a Research Assistant at Demos, working on the Security programme. His research interests include counter-terrorism, climate security, conceptions of liberalism and the value of autonomy.
Simon joined Demos as a Research Assistant in January 2009, working on the Security programme. Current research projects include Connecting the Dots with Charlie Edwards. The project explores how the ambition of ‘holistic government’ might be met in managing cross-cutting ‘wicked’ problems.
Simon is also helping to run a series of workshops on counter terrorism for the Office of Security and Counter-Terrorism.
Simon's research interests include counter-terrorism, climate security, conceptions of liberalism, and the value of autonomy. Prior to joining Demos he completed a PhD in political philosophy at University College London.
Wicked problems have no single solution. Connecting the Dots looks at the issues of drug trafficking, gang crime and climate change and asks how a joined-up approach will help has approach these issues in more realistic and successful way.
Tackling the causes of risks and the drivers of insecurity is complex, time consuming and rarely has an immediate or obvious impact.More