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Neil Davidson

Neil Davidson currently lectures in Sociology with the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Glasgow. He is the author of The Origins of Scottish Nationhood (2000), Discovering the Scottish Revolution (2003), for which he was awarded the Deutscher Memorial Prize, How Revolutionary Were the Bourgeois Revolutions? (2012), Holding Fast to an Image of the Past (2014) and We Cannot Escape History (2015). Davidson is on the editorial boards of rs21 and the Scottish Left Project website. He is a member of the Radical Independence Campaign.

Books

  • As Radical as Reality Itself

    Davidson brilliantly argues the case that Marxism should be seen as a living, breathing, critically engaged tradition.
  • How Revolutionary Were the Bourgeois Revolutions?

    The globalized economy of the present is the result of political and social revolutions directed against pre-capitalist economic structures.
  • Nation-States

    Davidson argues that a Marxist understanding of the meaning of contemporary nation-states must begin from the inseparable connections between them.
  • We Cannot Escape History

    These essays focus on the two great themes of nation and revolution, and the third which links them: the state.
  • Holding Fast to an Image of the Past

    Davidson discusses how Marxism can retain a sense of historical tradition without becoming fossilized.