Alexei Anisin, Ph.D.
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.
Publications & Other Activities
- 2021, Mass Shootings and Civilian Armament, Routledge, ISBN 9780367757441.
- 2022, Mass Shootings in Central and Eastern Europe, Forthcoming, Palgrave Macmillan.
- 2023, Protest Massacres in History, In progress.
- 2021. Resistance and Military Defection in Turkey. Co-authored with Pelin Ayan Musil. Mediterranean Politics. Onlinefirst
- 2021. Protester-Police Fraternization in the 2013 Gezi Park Uprisings. Co-authored with Pelin Ayan Musil. Social Movement Studies. Onlinefirst.
- 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.