Alexei Anisin, Ph.D.
Letenska 5, Prague 1
Alexei Anisin (Ph.D., Government, University of Essex), is the Dean and Senior Lecturer in the School of International Studies and Diplomacy. He has conducted postdoctoral research in the Institute of Political Studies, Charles University Prague. His interests are in applying multi-methodological tools including quantitative methods, qualitative comparative analysis, and causal process tracing to research questions on social conflict and political violence.
Comparative Politics: Political Violence; Mass Murder; Nonviolence. Quantitative and Qualitative Methods; Boolean and Decision-theoretic Modeling.
Dr. Anisin is available and happy to give interviews on the following subjects: Protests/social movements; Revolutionary mobilization; Security force defection; Political Violence; Mass shootings; Ideologically motivated violence.
- July 2022 – Interview w/Mladá fronta DNES (newspaper), “In the post-Soviet space, civil disobedience doesn’t work“
- June 2022 – Interview w/ www.Metro.cz (newspaper): “Copy-cat Shooters”
- June 2022 – Interview featured in BBC (Thailand division), “Assembly: Is peace the key to success?”
- May 2022 – Interview w/ Bloomberg, Gun Violence in the US Far Exceeds Levels in Other Rich Nations.
- October 2021 – Interview w/ Igor Blazevic (Prague Civil Society Centre), Coups, Revolutions and Civil Rights Violations – Interview with Prague Civil Society
- October 2021 – Interview w/ Igor Blazevic (Prague Civil Society Centre), Security force defection in Myanmar and the utility of Civil Resistance
- February 2021 – Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Topic: Security force defection and revolutionary mobilization in Belarus.
- July 2018 – Eurozpravy.cz (in Czech). Americký analytik pro EZ: Řítí se USA do krize a co bude s Trumpem?
- April 2018 – Eurozpravy.cz (in Czech). Expert exkluzivně pro EZ: Hrozí jaderná válka? Jak bude Rusko reagovat na útoky?
- February 2018 – Eurozpravy.cz (in Czech). Masakr ve škole? Americký expert exkluzivně pro EZ popsal, proč se v USA tak často střílí.
- January 2018 – Eurozpravy.cz (in Czech). Stiskne Trump „červené tlačítko“? Analytik nabízí zajímavý úhel pohledu. Došlo i na Rusko a Babiše.
Publications & Other Activities
- 2022, Mass Shootings and Civilian Armament. Routledge.
- 2022, Mass Shootings in Central and Eastern Europe. Palgrave Macmillan.
- 2022, Mechanisms and the Contingency of Social Causality. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
- 2023, The Singularity of State Repression. In Progress
- 2024, Authoritarian Liberal Surveillance and the COVID-19 Pandemic. De Gruyter. Forthcoming.
- 2025, Nonviolence and the Grand Inquisitor. In progress.
- Problematizing the Diversity Debit Hypothesis. Journal of BRICS Studies. Forthcoming.
- The Perfect Storm? Political Instability and Background Checks During COVID-19. International Journal of Criminology and Sociology. Onlinefirst.
- 2022. Resistance and Military Defection in Turkey. Co-authored with Pelin Ayan Musil. Mediterranean Politics, 28(2), 202-226.
- Do Mass Shootings in Central and Eastern Europe Differ from US Mass Shootings? Insights from the (MSCEE) Data Set. Journal of Mass Violence Research. Onlinefirst.
- 2022. Discourse, Antagonisms, and Identities during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Revista Crítica de Ciências Sociais, 128, 39-60.
- 2022. Military Defection During the Collapse of the Soviet Union. Central European Journal of International and Security Studies, 16(2), 26-53.
- 2022. Comparing central and Eastern European mass shootings to American mass shootings. International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, Onlinefirst.
- 2022. Pandemic Surveillance Capitalism: Authoritarian Liberalism or Democratic Backsliding?Journal of Political Power, Onlinefirst.
- 2022. Heidegger and the Technocratic Warping of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Cultural Studies <=> Critical Methodologies, Onlinefirst.
- 2022. Protester-Police Fraternization in the 2013 Gezi Park Uprisings. Co-authored with Pelin Ayan Musil. Social Movement Studies, Onlinefirst.
- 2021. Identity, Repression, and the Collapse of Apartheid. Strategic Review for Southern Africa, 43(2), 308-336.
- 2021. Humanity and the Disruption of the Cosmos: How Berdyaev Foresaw our Reliance on Machines. Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, 17(3), 33–59.
- 2021. Reinforcing Criticisms of Civil Resistance: a Response to Onken, Shemia-Goeke, and Martin. Critical Sociology, 47(7-8), 1205–1218.
- 2021. The Contradictions of COVID-19 and the Persistence of Western Hegemony. Politikon 48(2), 331-346.
- 2020. Exogenous Events and Media Reporting of Mass Shootings. Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression 13(2), 160-173.
- 2020. Unravelling the Complex Nature of Security Force Defection. Global Change, Peace and Security 32(2), 135-55.
- 2020. Debunking the Myths Behind Nonviolent Civil Resistance. Critical Sociology 46(7-8), 1121-1139.
- 2020. The Revolutions of 1989 and Defection in Warsaw Pact States. Democracy and Security 16(2), 151-178.
- 2019. Violence, Resistance, and Social Transformation in Anarchist Thought and Practice. Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work 38(4), 383-400.
- 2019. Mass Shootings and their Asymmetric Effect on Civilian Armament. Crime, Law and Social Change 72(4), 483-500.
- 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. 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. Social Causation and Protest Mobilization: Why Temporality and Interaction Matter. Territory, Politics, Governance 6(3), 279-301.
- 2018. A Configurational Analysis of 44 U.S. Mass Shootings: 1975-2015. International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice 42(1), 55-73.
- 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.
- 2020. The Vory: Russia’s Super Mafia: by Mark Galeotti, New Haven, CT, Yale University Press, 2018, Xii, 344 pp., $28.00 (hardback), ISBN 978-0-300-18682-6. Global Crime 22(2), 166-169.
- 2019. Massacres in Iran: What Happens Next? Political Violence at a Glance, December 17, 2019.
- 2013. LSEReviewofBooks: Book Review, Pedersen, David. “American Value: Migrants, Money, and Meaning in El Salvador and the United States.” University of Chicago Press. 2013.
- 2013. LSEReviewofBooks: Book Review, Kai Hafez. “The Myth of Media Globalization.” Polity. 2007.
- 2013. LSEReviewofBooks: Book Review, Jacquelien van Stekelenburg, Conny Roggeband, Bert Klandermans. “The Future of Social Movement Research: Dynamics, Mechanisms, and Processes.” University Of Minnesota Press. 2013.
- 2013. LSEReviewofBooks: Book Review, Shannon O’Neil. “Two Nations Indivisible: Mexico, the United States, and the Road Ahead.” Oxford University Press. 2013.
- 2013. LSEReviewofBooks: Book Review, Matar and Harb. “Narrating Conflict in the Middle East: Discourse, Image, and Communications Practices in Lebanon and Palestine.” IB Tauris. 2013.