Aleksei Gilev

Education

2010   

PhD degree in Political Science at Perm State University

Thesis: Dynamics of Political Transformations in Post-Soviet Area in Comparative Perspective: Sustainability and Prerequisites for Diversity.

Supervisor: Prof. V. Gel’man

2008 – 2010

PhD program in political science

Department of Political Science and Sociology

European University at Saint-Petersburg

2007 – 2008

MA in political science. Diploma with honors.

Department of Political Science and Sociology

European University at Saint-Petersburg

Master paper: Political Transformations in Post-Soviet Area. Do Revolutions Matter?

Supervisor: Prof. V. Gel’man

2002 – 2007

Specialist Degree in political science. Diploma with honors.

Department of History and Political Science

Perm State University

Graduation paper: The Phenomenon of “Colored revolutions” in Post-Soviet Area.

Supervisor: Prof. P. Panov

2004 – 2007

Diploma of translator in the Field of Professional Communication with honors

Perm State University Regional Institute for Continuing Education.

Academic activity

2012 – present

Center for Comparative History and Political Studies

            Perm State University

           Senior research fellow

2017 - present

Department of Applied Political Science

            Higher School of Economics Saint Petersburg

            Associate Professor

2014 – present

Department of History and Political Science

            Perm State University

            Associate Professor

2012 – 2014

Department of History and Political Science

            Perm State University

            Assistant Professor

2010 – 2012

Department of History and Political Science

            Perm State University

Assistant

2008 – 2010   

Center for Modernization Studies

            European University at Saint Petersburg

PhD researcher

Fields of academic interest

Post-Soviet politics, political regimes, political institutions, clientelism

Publications (selected)

2010a

Political Transformations in Post-Soviet Area. “Do Revolutions Matter”? // Politeia. 2010. №2. Pp. 107 -121.

2010b

Political Transformations in Post-Soviet Area. Do “Colour Revolutions” Matter? In: Paths of Modernization: Trajectories, Turning Points, and Dead Ends. Ed. by V. Gelman, O. Margania. Saint-Petersburg. 2010. Pp. 352 – 381.

2012

The Topic of «Future» in Russian Identity Politics and the Issue of Modernization // The Struggle for Identity and New Communication Institutions. Ed. by P. Panov, K. Sulimov, L. Fadeeva. Moscow. 2012. Pp. 57-89.

2014

Greed, Widows, and Heritage: The Problems of Political Succession in Asia // Politeia. 2014. №4. – Pp. 100-117.

2017

Machine politics and political clientelism in Russian regions // Politicheskaya nauka. 2017. №4. Pp. 61-84.

2017

«Machines» and their «drivers»: administrative electioneering on the local level // Politeya. 2017. № 3. Pp. 62-80. (co-authored by A. Semenov and I. Shevtsova)

Conferences (selected)

3-8 August 2015

ICCEES IX World Congress, Makuhari, Japan. Paper: Microfoundations of Electoral Clientelism.

19-20 June 2015

The [Not So] Discreet Charm of Clientelism: Comparative Perspectives on Patron-Client Relations. PSU, Perm. Paper: Microfoundations of Electoral Clientelism. Modernization, Institutions, and Values (with M. Zavadskaya)

11-15 November 2014

Research Seminar of the Laboratory for Comparative Social Research, HSE, Saint-Petersburg. Paper: What Makes Everyday Clientelism?

08-09 November 2014

Exhibition of the Academic Research Achievements – 8, European University at Saint-Petersburg. Paper: What Makes Everyday Clientelism? Modernization, Institutions, and Values

22-24 October 2014

XIV Annual International Aleksanteri Conference «Restructuring State and Society in Russia», Helsinki, Finland. Paper: What Makes Everyday Clientelism? Russia in Comparative Perspective

07-09 November 2013

Exhibition of the Academic Research Achievements – 7, European University at Saint-Petersburg. Paper: When Institutions aren’t Work: Bags, Sticks and Carrots

23-25 April 2013

VI All-Russian Assembly of Young Political Scholars, Perm State University. Paper: The Area of Patronage? Protection and Loyalty in Russian State

Teaching courses

Methods of Political Science

Political Regimes

Political Conflicts

Political Sociology

Political Processes in CIS

Comparative Politics

Political Processes and Political Institutions in British Commonwealth

Other skills

English language (advanced)

Excellent command of statistical packages (STATA, SPSS)