Neil Davenport is a former music journalist whose writing has been published in Metro, Select, Q, Uncut and the Manchester Evening News. He is a regular contributor to the current affairs journal spiked on issues such as welfarism, schooling and parenting, pubs and licensing laws, the UK riots, anti-materialist sceptics and the white working class.
In September 2007, he contributed a chapter called ‘The Rise and Rise of Credentialism’ to The Lecturers Guide to Further Education by Hayes, Turner and Marshall (Open University Press), and has contributed a chapter ‘Minorities, Multiculturalism and the Metropolitan Experience’ to The Future of Community by Clements, Donald, Earnshaw and Williams (Pluto Press) in October 2008. He has taught in a number of further education colleges and sixth-form centres in London over the past 15 years.
The Future of Community: Reports of a Death Greatly Exaggerated ed. Clements, Donald, Earnshaw and Williams (Pluto Press, 2008)
Should we fear democracy?
"Although 'battle' suggests destruction, these were some of the most constructive debates I've taken part in. This was civilised conflict in the best sense of both words."
Julian Baggini, author, Welcome to Everytown: A Journey into the English Mind, and The Ego Trick