Alexei Anisin

Lecturer, School of International Relations & Diplomacy

Alexei Anisin (Ph.D., Government, University of Essex), is a lecturer in the School of International Studies and Diplomacy. He has conducted postdoctoral research in the Institute of Political Studies, Charles University Prague, and has also worked as a visiting lecturer of American Studies in Transilvania University Brasov. He is particularly interested in applying multi-method research including quantitative methods, qualitative comparative analysis, and causal process tracing to research questions on social conflict.

specialization

Comparative Politics: Political Violence; Mass Murder; Nonviolence. Quantitative and Qualitative Methods; Boolean and Decision-theoretic Modeling.

courses taught

Democracy in the United States of America; Conflict Studies; International Development; Nonviolent Conflict: Application and Theory; Politics II

publications & other activities

  • 2020. The Revolutions of 1989 and Defection in Warsaw Pact States. Democracy and Security. Forthcoming.
  • 2019. Violence, Resistance, and Social Transformation in Anarchist Thought and Practice. Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work 38(4), 383-400.
  • 2019. Comparing Protest Massacres. Journal of Historical Sociology 32(2), 258-274.
  • 2019. Diverse and Alternative Economic Practice in The Trailer Park Boys Series, 2002-2018. Journal of Cultural Geography 36(3), 317-345.
  • 2019. Mass Shootings and their Asymmetric Effect on Civilian Armament. Crime, Law and Social Change 72(4), 483-500.
  • 2019. Tracing the State of Nature in Stephen King’s Under the Dome. Socialism and Democracy 33(1), 166-185.
  • 2018. A Distinction Without a Difference: Examining the Causal Pathways Behind Ideologically Motivated Mass Public Shootings. Homicide Studies 22(3), 235-255. Co-authored with Joel Capellan.
  • 2018. A Configurational Analysis of 44 U.S. Mass Shootings: 1975-2015. International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice 42(1), 55-73.
  • 2018. Social Causation and Protest Mobilization: Why Temporality and Interaction Matter. Territory, Politics, Governance 6(3), 279-301.
  • 2017. Antagonisms and the Discursive Sedimentation of American Gun Culture: A New Framework. Cultural Studies ↔ Critical Methodologies 17(2), 133-139.
  • 2016. Repression, Spontaneity, and Collective Action: The 2013 Turkish Gezi Protests. Journal of Civil Society 12(4), 411-429.
  • 2016. Violence Begets Violence: Why States Should Not Lethally Repress Popular Protest. International Journal of Human Rights 20(7), 893-913.
  • 2014. The Russian Bloody Sunday Massacre of 1905: A Discursive Account of Nonviolent Transformation. Politics, Groups and Identities 2(4), 643-660.
  • 2014. Adverse Repression and Social Transformation: A Political Process Model. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Civic and Political Studies Volume 8(2), ISSN 2327-0071.