(BA (Hons), MPhil, PhD)
Research: His research primarily concerns the political economy and historical sociology of international relations with a particular emphasis on their relationship to foreign policymaking, interstate rivalry and war. His PhD dissertation (Capital, States, and Conflicts: International Political Economy and Crisis, 1914-1945) explores these themes through the theoretical prism of uneven and combined development. He is now developing the PhD thesis into a book monograph provisionally titled Capital, the State and War: Class Conflict and Geopolitics in the Modern Thirty Years Crisis.
Areas of interest: Marxism and Critical Theory; History and theory of International Relations; Historical Sociology; International Political Economy; Origins of the two World Wars; US Foreign Policy; Racism and imperial hierarchy.
Alexander Anievas (ed.) Marxism and World Politics: Contesting Global Capitalism (London: Routledge, 2010).
Alexander Anievas, 1914 in World Historical Perspective: The Uneven and Combined Origins of the First World War, European Journal of International Relations, forthcoming.
Alexander Anievas, The International Political Economy of Appeasement: The Social Sources of British Foreign Policy during the 1930s, Review of International Studies, Vol. 37, No. 2 (Winter, 2011): pp. 601-29.
Jamie C. Allinson and Alexander Anievas, The Uneven and Combined Development of the Meiji Restoration: A Passive Revolutionary Road to Capitalist Modernity, Capital & Class, Vol. 34, No. 3 (Autumn, 2010): pp. 469-90.
Alexander Anievas, On Habermas, Marx and Critical Theory: Theoretic Drift or Mastery?, in C Ferrands and C Moore (eds.) International Relations and Philosophy: Interpretive Dialogues (London: Routledge, 2010): pp. 144-56.
Jamie C. Allinson and Alexander Anievas, Approaching the International: Beyond Political Marxism, in Alexander Anievas (ed) Marxism and World Politics: Contesting Global Capitalism (London: Routledge, 2010): pp. 197-214.
Editorial work: He is a member of the editorial collective Historical Materialism: Research in Critical Marxist Theory, and an advisory board member of the Cambridge Review of International Affairs of which he was formerly the Managing Editor between September 2008 and March 2010.