Neil Davidson is a Senior Research Fellow with the Department of Geography and Sociology at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, where he is working on the impact of neoliberal globalisation on class and ethnic identities. He is the author of The Origins of Scottish Nationhood (Pluto Press, 2000) and Discovering the Scottish Revolution, 1692-1746 (Pluto Press, 2003) for which he was awarded the Isaac and Tamara Deutscher Memorial Prize and the Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun Award, and co-editor of Alasdair MacIntyre’s Engagement with Marxism: Selected Writings, 1953-1974 (Brill, 2008). His most recent book is How Revolutionary Were the Bourgeois Revolutions? (Haymarket, 2010).Patricia McCafferty is a Lecturer in the Department of Geography and Sociology at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, and Associate Lecturer with the Open University. She has a particular interest in class and work under New Labour. She has also conducted research on the modernisation of the public sector and its effects on key groups of workers including nursery nurses and civil servants. In addition she has been examining the relationship between business and changes in the public sector in the context of neo-liberalism with a specific focus on the impact that this is having on education. David Miller is a Professor of Sociology with the Department of Geography and Sociology at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. He writes regularly on Scotland as well as on UK, EU and global power politics and society in a wide variety of popular outlets. He is also co-founder of Spinwatch (www.spinwatch.org) a website devoted to public interest reporting on propaganda and the Public Relations and lobbying industries, and is convenor of the interdisciplinary Public Interest Research Network (www.publicinterest.ac.uk). Most recently he is co-editor of Thinker, Faker, Spinner, Spy: Corporate PR and the Assault on Democracy (Pluto Press, 2007) and co-author of A Century of Spin (Pluto Press, 2008).