Past Academic Visitor (September 2016 to February 2017)
Huseyn Aliyev is an Alexander von Humboldt Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Research Center for East European Studies (Forschungsstelle Osteuropa) at the University of Bremen, Germany. He earned his PhD in Political Science from the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. He currently works on completing a monograph entitled “When Informal Institutions Change. Institutional Reforms and Informal Practices in the former Soviet Union” that examines the relationship between institutional reforms and informal institutions in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. This project is under contract with the University of Michigan Press.
Huseyn is an author of ‘Post-Communist Civil Society and the Soviet Legacy: Challenges of Democratisation and Reform in the Caucasus' (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). He also co-authored (with Emil Souleimanov) a monograph ‘Individual Disengagement of Avengers, Nationalists and Jihadists: Why Ex-Militants Choose to Abandon Violence in the North Caucasus’ (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). His most recent publications have appeared in International Security (2015), The Journal of Strategic Studies(2015), and Contemporary European Studies (2015). Huseyn’s current research interests are informal institutions and practices in post-communist societies, as well as armed conflicts both in the former Soviet Union and around the world.