Dr Huseyn Aliyev

  • Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Fellow (Central & East European Studies)

Biography

I joined the University of Glasgow in 2017. Before arriving to Glasgow, I was Research Fellow at the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, University of Oxford. From 2015 to 2017, I was based at the Research Center for Eastern European Studies (Forschungsstelle Osteuropa), University of Bremen, where I was Alexander von Humboldt Post-Doctoral researcher. I also worked as Lecturer in Area Studies and Global Security Studies at the Department of Political Science, University of Bremen. My post-doctoral project was published as a book in 2017 by the University of Michigan Press ("When Informal Institutions Change. Institutional Reforms and Informal Practices in the former Soviet Union"). This book project is based on extensive fieldwork in Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova. 

I earned my Ph.D in Political Science in 2014 from the University of Otago, New Zealand. My doctoral dissertation examined the impact of Soviet institutional legacy on post-communist civil society in the broader Caucasus region. This project was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2015 ("Post-Communist Civil Society and Soviet Legacy"). I also have a joint Master degree in Humanitarian Action from Ruhr University Bochum and Uppsala University.

My current research interests are civil war dynamics, non-state armed groups, violent mobilisation, radicalisation and demobilisation of armed groups. I also have expertise in security and law enforcement structures of the Russian Federation and Ukraine, ethno-nationalism and institution-building. 

My area experise is Ukraine and Russia (particularly the North Caucasus region). Since 2014, I have conducted extensive fieldwork in Ukraine, interviewing former and active members of pro-government paramilitary groups.


Publications

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Number of items: 35.

2019

Aliyev, H. (2019) Why are some civil wars more lethal than others? The effect of pro-regime proxies on conflict lethality. Political Studies, (doi:10.1177/0032321719862752) (Early Online Publication)

Aliyev, H. (2019) The logic of ethnic responsibility and progovernment mobilization in East Ukraine conflict. Comparative Political Studies, 52(8), pp. 1200-1231. (doi:10.1177/0010414019830730)

Aliyev, H. (2019) “No peace, no war” proponents? How pro-regime militias affect civil war termination and outcomes. Cooperation and Conflict, 54(1), pp. 64-82. (doi:10.1177/0010836718766380)

Aliyev, H. (2019) Civil society in the Caucasus: voluntary youth organisations. In: Yemelianova, G. and Broers, L. (eds.) Routledge Handbook of the Caucasus. Routledge: London. (Accepted for Publication)

Aliyev, H. (2019) Explaining de facto states’ failure. In: Koch, T. and Kopecek, V. (eds.) De Facto States in Northern Eurasia in the Context of Russian Foreign Policy. Routledge: London. (Accepted for Publication)

Aliyev, H. (2019) When and how do militias disband? Global patterns of pro-government militia demobilization in civil wars. Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, 42(8), pp. 715-734. (doi:10.1080/1057610X.2018.1425112)

Aliyev, H. and Souleimanov, E. A. (2019) Ethnicity and conflict severity: accounting for the effect of co-ethnic and non-ethnic militias on battlefield lethality. Third World Quarterly, 40(3), pp. 471-487. (doi:10.1080/01436597.2018.1545568)

Aliyev, H. and Souleimanov, E. A. (2019) Why de facto states fail? Lessons from Chechen Republic of Ichkeria. Problems of Post-Communism, 66(3), pp. 161-171. (doi:10.1080/10758216.2017.1383166)

Souleimanov, E. A. and Aliyev, H. (2019) Ideology and disengagement: a case study of nationalists and Islamists in Chechnya. Europe-Asia Studies, (Accepted for Publication)

2018

Aliyev, H. (2018) End to informality? Examining the impact of institutional reforms on informal institutions in post-Euromaidan Ukraine. In: Polese, A., Rekhviashvili, L., Kovács, B. and Morris, J. (eds.) Post-socialist Informalities: Power, Agency and the Construction of Extra-legalities from Bosnia to China. Routledge: London. ISBN 9781138296220

Aliyev, H. (2018) Pro-regime militias and civil war duration. Terrorism and Political Violence, (doi:10.1080/09546553.2017.1393415) (Early Online Publication)

Souleimanov, E. A., Abrahamyan, E. and Aliyev, H. (2018) Unrecognized states as a means of coercive diplomacy? Assessing the role of Abkhazia and South Ossetia in Russia’s foreign policy in the South Caucasus. Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, 18(1), pp. 73-86. (doi:10.1080/14683857.2017.1390830)

Souleimanov, E. A., Aliyev, H. and Ratelle, J.-F. (2018) Defected and loyal? A case study of counter-defection mechanisms inside Chechen paramilitaries. Terrorism and Political Violence, 30(4), pp. 616-636. (doi:10.1080/09546553.2016.1194270)

2017

Aliyev, H. (2017) Informal institutions in Azerbaijan: exploring the intricacies of tapsh. Europe-Asia Studies, 69(4), pp. 594-613. (doi:10.1080/09668136.2017.1329404)

Aliyev, H. (2017) Precipitating state failure: do civil wars and violent non-state actors create failed states? Third World Quarterly, 38(9), pp. 1973-1989. (doi:10.1080/01436597.2017.1319276)

Aliyev, H. (2017) When Informal Institutions Change: Institutional Reforms and Informal Practices in the Former Soviet Union. University of Michigan Press: Ann Arbor. ISBN 9780472130474 (doi:10.3998/mpub.8772004)

Souleimanov, E. A. and Aliyev, H. (2017) How Socio-Cultural Codes Shaped Violent Mobilization and Pro-Insurgent Support in the Chechen Wars. Series: Palgrave pivot. Palgrave Macmillan: Cham, Switzerland. ISBN 9783319529165 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-52917-2)

2016

Aliyev, H. (2016) Strong militias, weak states and armed violence: towards a theory of ‘state-parallel’ paramilitaries. Security Dialogue, 47(6), pp. 498-516. (doi:10.1177/0967010616669900)

Aliyev, H. (2016) Assessing the European Union’s assistance to civil society in its eastern neighbourhood: lessons from the South Caucasus. Journal of Contemporary European Studies, 24(1), pp. 42-60. (doi:10.1080/14782804.2015.1056112)

Aliyev, H. (2016) End to informality? Examining the impact of institutional reforms on informal institutions in post-Euromaidan Ukraine. Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe, 24(3), pp. 207-221. (doi:10.1080/0965156X.2016.1260206)

Souleimanov, E. A. and Aliyev, H. (2016) Evaluating the efficacy of indigenous forces in counterinsurgency: lessons from Chechnya and Dagestan. Small Wars and Insurgencies, 27(3), pp. 392-416. (doi:10.1080/09592318.2016.1151658)

2015

Aliyev, H. (2015) Examining the use of informal networks by NGOs in Azerbaijan and Georgia. Journal of Civil Society, 11(3), pp. 317-332. (doi:10.1080/17448689.2015.1069524)

Aliyev, H. (2015) Informal networks as sources of human (in)security in the South Caucasus. Global Change, Peace and Security, 27(2), pp. 191-206. (doi:10.1080/14781158.2015.1019844)

Aliyev, H. (2015) Institutional transformation and informality in Azerbaijan and Georgia. In: Morris, J. and Polese, A. (eds.) Informal Economies in Post-Socialist Spaces: Practices, Institutions and Networks. Palgrave Macmillan: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, pp. 51-69. ISBN 9781137483065 (doi:10.1057/9781137483072_3)

Aliyev, H. (2015) Post-Communist Civil Society and the Soviet Legacy: the Challenges of Democratisation and Reform in the Caucasus. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke. ISBN 9781137489142 (doi:10.1057/9781137489159)

Aliyev, H. (2015) Post-Soviet informality: towards theory-building. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 35(3/4), pp. 182-198. (doi:10.1108/IJSSP-05-2014-0041)

Souleimanov, E. A. and Aliyev, H. (2015) Asymmetry of values, indigenous forces, and incumbent success in counterinsurgency: evidence from Chechnya. Journal of Strategic Studies, 38(5), pp. 678-703. (doi:10.1080/01402390.2014.952409)

Souleimanov, E. A. and Aliyev, H. (2015) Blood revenge and violent mobilization: evidence from the Chechen Wars. International Security, 40(2), pp. 158-180. (doi:10.1162/ISEC_a_00219)

2014

Aliyev, H. (2014) Civil society in the South Caucasus: kinship networks as obstacles to civil participation. Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, 14(2), pp. 263-282. (doi:10.1080/14683857.2014.904545)

Aliyev, H. (2014) The effects of the Saakashvili era reforms on informal practices in the Republic of Georgia. Studies of Transition States and Societies, 6(1), pp. 19-33.

Souleimanov, E. and Aliyev, H. (2014) The Individual Disengagement of Avengers, Nationalists, and Jihadists: Why Ex-Militants Choose to Abandon Violence in the North Caucasus. Series: Palgrave pivot. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke ; New York. ISBN 9781137498823 (doi:10.1057/9781137498830)

Souleimanov, E., Ehrmann, M. and Aliyev, H. (2014) Focused on Iran? Exploring the rationale behind the strategic relationship between Azerbaijan and Israel. Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, 14(4), pp. 471-488. (doi:10.1080/14683857.2014.967945)

2013

Aliyev, H. (2013) Civil society in the Soviet Caucasus: a historical analysis of public and private spheres. Orta Asya ve Kafkasya Araştırmaları = Journal of Central Asian and Caucasian Studies(15), pp. 72-100.

Aliyev, H. (2013) Post-communist informa networking: blat in the South Caucasus. Demokratizatsiya, 21(1), pp. 89-111.

2010

Aliyev, H. (2010) Peace-building from the bottom: a case study of the North Caucasus. Caucasian Review of International Affairs, 4(4), pp. 325-341.

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Number of items: 35.

Articles

Aliyev, H. (2019) Why are some civil wars more lethal than others? The effect of pro-regime proxies on conflict lethality. Political Studies, (doi:10.1177/0032321719862752) (Early Online Publication)

Aliyev, H. (2019) The logic of ethnic responsibility and progovernment mobilization in East Ukraine conflict. Comparative Political Studies, 52(8), pp. 1200-1231. (doi:10.1177/0010414019830730)

Aliyev, H. (2019) “No peace, no war” proponents? How pro-regime militias affect civil war termination and outcomes. Cooperation and Conflict, 54(1), pp. 64-82. (doi:10.1177/0010836718766380)

Aliyev, H. (2019) When and how do militias disband? Global patterns of pro-government militia demobilization in civil wars. Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, 42(8), pp. 715-734. (doi:10.1080/1057610X.2018.1425112)

Aliyev, H. and Souleimanov, E. A. (2019) Ethnicity and conflict severity: accounting for the effect of co-ethnic and non-ethnic militias on battlefield lethality. Third World Quarterly, 40(3), pp. 471-487. (doi:10.1080/01436597.2018.1545568)

Aliyev, H. and Souleimanov, E. A. (2019) Why de facto states fail? Lessons from Chechen Republic of Ichkeria. Problems of Post-Communism, 66(3), pp. 161-171. (doi:10.1080/10758216.2017.1383166)

Souleimanov, E. A. and Aliyev, H. (2019) Ideology and disengagement: a case study of nationalists and Islamists in Chechnya. Europe-Asia Studies, (Accepted for Publication)

Aliyev, H. (2018) Pro-regime militias and civil war duration. Terrorism and Political Violence, (doi:10.1080/09546553.2017.1393415) (Early Online Publication)

Souleimanov, E. A., Abrahamyan, E. and Aliyev, H. (2018) Unrecognized states as a means of coercive diplomacy? Assessing the role of Abkhazia and South Ossetia in Russia’s foreign policy in the South Caucasus. Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, 18(1), pp. 73-86. (doi:10.1080/14683857.2017.1390830)

Souleimanov, E. A., Aliyev, H. and Ratelle, J.-F. (2018) Defected and loyal? A case study of counter-defection mechanisms inside Chechen paramilitaries. Terrorism and Political Violence, 30(4), pp. 616-636. (doi:10.1080/09546553.2016.1194270)

Aliyev, H. (2017) Informal institutions in Azerbaijan: exploring the intricacies of tapsh. Europe-Asia Studies, 69(4), pp. 594-613. (doi:10.1080/09668136.2017.1329404)

Aliyev, H. (2017) Precipitating state failure: do civil wars and violent non-state actors create failed states? Third World Quarterly, 38(9), pp. 1973-1989. (doi:10.1080/01436597.2017.1319276)

Aliyev, H. (2016) Strong militias, weak states and armed violence: towards a theory of ‘state-parallel’ paramilitaries. Security Dialogue, 47(6), pp. 498-516. (doi:10.1177/0967010616669900)

Aliyev, H. (2016) Assessing the European Union’s assistance to civil society in its eastern neighbourhood: lessons from the South Caucasus. Journal of Contemporary European Studies, 24(1), pp. 42-60. (doi:10.1080/14782804.2015.1056112)

Aliyev, H. (2016) End to informality? Examining the impact of institutional reforms on informal institutions in post-Euromaidan Ukraine. Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe, 24(3), pp. 207-221. (doi:10.1080/0965156X.2016.1260206)

Souleimanov, E. A. and Aliyev, H. (2016) Evaluating the efficacy of indigenous forces in counterinsurgency: lessons from Chechnya and Dagestan. Small Wars and Insurgencies, 27(3), pp. 392-416. (doi:10.1080/09592318.2016.1151658)

Aliyev, H. (2015) Examining the use of informal networks by NGOs in Azerbaijan and Georgia. Journal of Civil Society, 11(3), pp. 317-332. (doi:10.1080/17448689.2015.1069524)

Aliyev, H. (2015) Informal networks as sources of human (in)security in the South Caucasus. Global Change, Peace and Security, 27(2), pp. 191-206. (doi:10.1080/14781158.2015.1019844)

Aliyev, H. (2015) Post-Soviet informality: towards theory-building. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 35(3/4), pp. 182-198. (doi:10.1108/IJSSP-05-2014-0041)

Souleimanov, E. A. and Aliyev, H. (2015) Asymmetry of values, indigenous forces, and incumbent success in counterinsurgency: evidence from Chechnya. Journal of Strategic Studies, 38(5), pp. 678-703. (doi:10.1080/01402390.2014.952409)

Souleimanov, E. A. and Aliyev, H. (2015) Blood revenge and violent mobilization: evidence from the Chechen Wars. International Security, 40(2), pp. 158-180. (doi:10.1162/ISEC_a_00219)

Aliyev, H. (2014) Civil society in the South Caucasus: kinship networks as obstacles to civil participation. Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, 14(2), pp. 263-282. (doi:10.1080/14683857.2014.904545)

Aliyev, H. (2014) The effects of the Saakashvili era reforms on informal practices in the Republic of Georgia. Studies of Transition States and Societies, 6(1), pp. 19-33.

Souleimanov, E., Ehrmann, M. and Aliyev, H. (2014) Focused on Iran? Exploring the rationale behind the strategic relationship between Azerbaijan and Israel. Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, 14(4), pp. 471-488. (doi:10.1080/14683857.2014.967945)

Aliyev, H. (2013) Civil society in the Soviet Caucasus: a historical analysis of public and private spheres. Orta Asya ve Kafkasya Araştırmaları = Journal of Central Asian and Caucasian Studies(15), pp. 72-100.

Aliyev, H. (2013) Post-communist informa networking: blat in the South Caucasus. Demokratizatsiya, 21(1), pp. 89-111.

Aliyev, H. (2010) Peace-building from the bottom: a case study of the North Caucasus. Caucasian Review of International Affairs, 4(4), pp. 325-341.

Books

Aliyev, H. (2017) When Informal Institutions Change: Institutional Reforms and Informal Practices in the Former Soviet Union. University of Michigan Press: Ann Arbor. ISBN 9780472130474 (doi:10.3998/mpub.8772004)

Souleimanov, E. A. and Aliyev, H. (2017) How Socio-Cultural Codes Shaped Violent Mobilization and Pro-Insurgent Support in the Chechen Wars. Series: Palgrave pivot. Palgrave Macmillan: Cham, Switzerland. ISBN 9783319529165 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-52917-2)

Aliyev, H. (2015) Post-Communist Civil Society and the Soviet Legacy: the Challenges of Democratisation and Reform in the Caucasus. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke. ISBN 9781137489142 (doi:10.1057/9781137489159)

Souleimanov, E. and Aliyev, H. (2014) The Individual Disengagement of Avengers, Nationalists, and Jihadists: Why Ex-Militants Choose to Abandon Violence in the North Caucasus. Series: Palgrave pivot. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke ; New York. ISBN 9781137498823 (doi:10.1057/9781137498830)

Book Sections

Aliyev, H. (2019) Civil society in the Caucasus: voluntary youth organisations. In: Yemelianova, G. and Broers, L. (eds.) Routledge Handbook of the Caucasus. Routledge: London. (Accepted for Publication)

Aliyev, H. (2019) Explaining de facto states’ failure. In: Koch, T. and Kopecek, V. (eds.) De Facto States in Northern Eurasia in the Context of Russian Foreign Policy. Routledge: London. (Accepted for Publication)

Aliyev, H. (2018) End to informality? Examining the impact of institutional reforms on informal institutions in post-Euromaidan Ukraine. In: Polese, A., Rekhviashvili, L., Kovács, B. and Morris, J. (eds.) Post-socialist Informalities: Power, Agency and the Construction of Extra-legalities from Bosnia to China. Routledge: London. ISBN 9781138296220

Aliyev, H. (2015) Institutional transformation and informality in Azerbaijan and Georgia. In: Morris, J. and Polese, A. (eds.) Informal Economies in Post-Socialist Spaces: Practices, Institutions and Networks. Palgrave Macmillan: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, pp. 51-69. ISBN 9781137483065 (doi:10.1057/9781137483072_3)

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Grants

2019 - Carnegie Trust Research Incentive Grant. "Micro-level dynamics of pro-government mobilisation amongst Ukraine's Crimean Tatars." University of Glasgow (£9,540)

2019 - The British Academy Small Research Grants. "Why, when and how members of active paramilitary groups disengage?". University of Glasgow (£9,550)

2017 - Research grant for GACR project No. GA 15-09249S "De Facto states in Northern Eurasia in the context of Russian foreign policy," Charles University (CZK 54,000)

2015 - Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, University of Bremen (EUR 72,000)

2014 - Publishing Bursary, University of Otago (NZD 6,250)

2013 - Humanities Divisional Research Award, University of Otago (NZD 2,000)

2013 - European Union Centres Network (EUCN) Research Award, University of Canterbury (NZD 2,500)

 

 

 


Supervision

Supervision areas: 

  • Security studies
  • Armed groups; Terrorist organisations
  • Civil wars
  • Ethnic conflicts/ethno-nationalism
  • (de)Radicalization
  • Informal institutions and practices
  • Ukraine
  • Russia
  • North Caucasus

Teaching

CEES 2A: Post-communist Russia and the former Soviet Union

CEES 2B: Central Europe After Communism


Professional activities & recognition

Prizes, awards & distinctions

  • 2014: Publication Award (Publishing Bursary, University of Otago)
  • 2013: Research Award (Humanities Divisional Research Award, University of Otago)
  • 2013: Research Award (European Union Centres Network (EUCN) Research Award, University of Canterbury)

Research fellowships

  • 2019 - 2020: The British Academy Small Research Grants
  • 2019 - 2020: Carnegie Research Incentive Grant
  • 2017 - 2020: Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Group Leader Fellowship
  • 2015 - 2017: Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Senior Fellowship
  • 2016 - 2017: Centre for Security Studies (CSS) Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Metropolitan University Prague
  • 2011 - 2014: International Doctoral Scholarship, University of Otago
  • 2009 - 2011: Erasmus Mundus International Masters scholarship, Ruhr-University Bochum

Grant committees & research advisory boards

  • 2017: Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Grant Review Board
  • 2017: Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation, Review Board

Editorial boards

  • 2018: Europe-Asia Studies

Professional & learned societies

  • 2011 - 2015: Member, New Zealand Political Studies Association