Faculty

Seva Gunitsky

Curriculum Vitae

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Office Location

SS 3052

Phone Number

416-978-3346

Fax Number

416-978-5566

Email Address

s.gunitsky@utoronto.ca

Website

individual.utoronto.ca/seva/index.html

Area Group(s)

  • International Relations

Education

  • MESc, University of Michigan
  • M.A., Columbia University
  • Ph.D., Columbia University

Seva Gunitsky

Assistant Professor

Biography

Seva’s research examines how global disruptions like major wars and economic shocks shape modern democracy. His first book, Aftershocks: Great Powers and Domestic Reforms in the 20th Century, is forthcoming from Princeton University Press. The book offers a new theory of modern regime change, focusing on great power transitions as drivers of sweeping waves of domestic transformations. His research has also appeared in International Organization, International Theory, and Perspectives on Politics, among others. A native of Russia, Seva is a graduate of Columbia University and a former post-doctoral fellow at Princeton University.

Research Interests

  • External influences on democratization
  • Democratic waves and diffusion
  • Hegemonic transitions and great power rivalries
  • International relations theory

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