Historical Materialism tribute to Neil Davidson (1957-2020)

At Historical Materialism, we are very devastated by the loss to our movement of Neil Davidson, who was a source of unflinching support to the journal, book series and conferences. We will be publishing two books by him in the book series, and we strongly encourage you to purchase his works that are available from Haymarket Books https://www.haymarketbooks.org/authors/86-neil-davidson and from Pluto Press https://www.plutobooks.com/author/neil-davidson/

In honour of Neil, a special page on the Brill website with a number of his articles free to download:


Other articles available for download can be found here:

Crisis Neoliberalism and Regimes of Permanent Exception


Neoliberalism and the Far-Right: A Contradictory Embrace


and here:



and here:

IS Journal Writers: Neil Davidson (1957–2020)

10 May 2020: Added to the Neil Davidson Archive in the Encyclopaedia of Trotskyism On-Line (ETOL):

STUC conference (letter) (2001)

Scottish Revolution – They Took the High Road (2003)

What did capitalism do for us? (2004)

The ghosts of struggle haunt festival city (2004)

Good Tradition (book review) (2004)

How was this kingdom united? (interview) (2004)

‘Beyond expectations’ (strike report extract) (2004)

Bourgeois Revolutions – On the Road to Salvation for all Mankind (2004)

A History of Mutiny (2005)

The myth of Britishness (2005)

SSP get set for Livingston by-election (2005)

Islam and the Enlightenment (2006)

The 1926 general strike – nine days of hope (2006)

No defence for the British empire (2006)

Third World Revolution (2006)

Should Scotland become independent? (2009)

[Thanks to Einde O’Callaghan]


You can also look at his Academia.edu page: https://glasgow.academia.edu/NeilDavidson

And since nothing replaces listening to Neil in his, er, “inimitable” accent, please check these talks out:


Please also read  wonderful obituary of Neil Davidson by Jamie Allinson


as well as the following:



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