Department of Organization


Room: KIL/14.A-3.42

I am interested in the micro-level elements that permit the macro composition of the international political economy and transnational governance. This includes: how professionals compete and coordinate to establish new regulations and new markets; the professional careers of those involved in international economic governance and transnational activism; generational conflicts between groups seeking to secure housing and financial assets within different national systems of residential capitalism; the role of social taboos in family and household formation in different national welfare systems; and the everyday politics behind particular national political and economic institutions. My work frequently draws upon analytical and methodological tools from political economy and economic sociology, including sequence analysis and social network analysis, among others.

Primary research areas
  • Professionals in International Political Economy
  • Expertise in corporate networks
  • Transnational governance
  • Transnational Advocacy Networks
  • Demographic change
  • Taxation
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Topics in International Political Economy (‘Professions and Organizations in Transnational Governance’) – Convenor.


Interested in supervising in areas of: transnational governance, international financial governance, professional careers and trajectories, comparisons of tax, housing and fertility regimes.

Selected publications
  • Kentikelenis, A. and L. Seabrooke. 2017. 'The Politics of World Polity: Script-Writing in International Organizations', American Sociological Review 82(5): 1062-1092.
  • Seabrooke, L. and K.L. Young. 2017. ‘The Networks and Niches of International Political Economy’, Review of International Political Economy 24(2): 288-331.
  • Seabrooke, L. and D. Wigan. 2017. ‘The Governance of Global Wealth Chains’, Review of International Political Economy 24(1): 1-29.
  • Ban, C., L. Seabrooke, and S. Freitas. 2016. ‘Grey Matter in Shadow Banking: International Organizations and Expert Strategies in Global Financial Governance’, Review of International Political Economy 23(6): 1000-1033.
  • Henriksen, L.F. and L. Seabrooke. 2016. 'Transnational Organizing: Issue Professionals in Environmental Sustainability Networks', Organization 23(5): 722-741.
  • Broome, A. and L. Seabrooke. 2015. ‘Shaping Policy Curves: Cognitive Authority in Transnational Capacity Building’, Public Administration, 93(4): 956-72.
  • Seabrooke, L. and E.R. Nilsson. 2015. ‘Professional Skills in International Financial Surveillance: Assessing Change in IMF Policy Teams’, Governance: An International Journal of Policy, Administration and Institutions 28(2): 237-254.
  • Seabrooke, L. and E. Tsingou. 2014. ‘Distinctions, Affiliations, and Professional Knowledge in Financial Reform Expert Groups’, Journal of European Public Policy 21(3): 389-407.
  • Seabrooke, L. 2014. ‘Epistemic Arbitrage: Transnational Professional Knowledge in Action’, Journal of Professions and Organization 1(1): 49-64.
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Jacob Hasselbalch; Leonard Seabrooke / Prosopography
In: Research Methods in the Social Sciences: An A-Z of Key Concepts. . ed. /Jean-Frédéric Morin; Christian Olsson; Ece Özlem Atikcan. Oxford : Oxford University Press 2021, p. 223-228
Book chapter > peer review
Andrew Baker; Colin Haslam; Adam Leaver; Richard Murphy; Leonard Seabrooke; Saila Stausholm; Duncan Wigan / Against Hollow Firms : Repurposing the Corporation for a More Resilient Economy.
Sheffield : University of Sheffield 2020, 33 p. (Report. Centre for Research on Accounting and Finance in Context (CRAFiC))
Adam Leaver; Leonard Seabrooke; Saila Stausholm; Duncan Wigan / Auditing with Accountability : Shrinking the Opportunity Spaces for Audit Failure.
Sheffield : University of Sheffield 2020, 48 p.
Timon Forster; Alexander Kentikelenis; Leonard Seabrooke / Board Games : How States Pursue Preferences in International Organizations.
Abstract from SASE 32nd Annual Conference 2020 - Virtual Conference, 2020
Conference abstract for conference > peer review
Lasse Folke Henriksen; Leonard Seabrooke / Elites in Transnational Policy Networks
In: Global Networks, 16.8.2020
Journal article > peer review
Stefano Ponte; Duncan Wigan; Leonard Seabrooke; Jennifer Bair / Entangled Chains of Value and Wealth
Abstract from SASE 32nd Annual Conference 2020 - Virtual Conference, 2020
Conference abstract for conference > peer review
Duncan Wigan; Adam Leaver; Leonard Seabrooke / Firms without Value : Uber Global Wealth Chains.
Abstract from SASE 32nd Annual Conference 2020 - Virtual Conference, 2020
Conference abstract for conference > peer review
Dorothee Bohle; Leonard Seabrooke / From Asset to Patrimony : The Re-emergence of the Housing Question.
In: West European Politics, Vol. 43, No. 2, 2.2020, p. 412-434
Journal article > peer review
Rasmus Corlin Christensen; Leonard Seabrooke / Global Tax Governance : Is the EU Promoting Tax Justice?.
In: Governance and Politics in the Post-Crisis European Union . ed. /Ramona Coman; Amandine Crespy; Vivien A. Schmidt. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press 2020, p. 294-311
Book chapter > peer review
Rasmus Corlin Christensen; Leonard Seabrooke; Duncan Wigan / Professional Action in Global Wealth Chains
In: Regulation & Governance, 23.10.2020
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