Department of Organization


Room: KIL/14.A-3.42
leonard seabrooke

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.
Publications sorted by:
Leonard Seabrooke; Ole Jacob Sending / Consultancies in Public Administration
In: Public Administration, 19.3.2022
Journal article > peer review
Alexander Kentikelenis; Leonard Seabrooke / Governing and Measuring Health Security : The Global Push for Pandemic Preparedness Indicators.
In: Global Policy, 26.4.2022
Journal article > peer review
Lasse Folke Henriksen; Leonard Seabrooke; Kevin L. Young / Intellectual Rivalry in American Economics : Intergenerational Social Cohesion and the Rise of the Chicago School.
In: Socio-Economic Review, 8.5.2022
Journal article > peer review
Jakob Laage-Thomsen; Leonard Seabrooke / Actors and Authority in the International Tax Ecosystem
In: Combating Fiscal Fraud and Empowering Regulators: Bringing Tax Money back into the COFFERS. . ed. /Brigitte Unger; Lucia Rossel; Joras Ferwerda. Oxford : Oxford University Press 2021, p. 9-34
Book chapter > peer review
Lasse Folke Henriksen; Leonard Seabrooke / Controlling Governance Issues in Professional-organizational Networks
In: Global Networks and European Actors: Navigating and Managing Complexity. . ed. /George Christou; Jacob Hasselbalch. Abingdon : Routledge 2021, p. 51-68
Book chapter > peer review
Lasse Folke Henriksen; Leonard Seabrooke / Elites in Transnational Policy Networks
In: Global Networks, Vol. 21, No. 2, 4.2021, p. 217-237
Journal article > peer review
Leonard Seabrooke; Ole Jacob Sending / Global Governance, Expert Networks, and "Fragile States"
In: Global Governance in a World of Change. ed. /Michael N. Barnett; Jon C. Pevehouse; Kal Raustiala. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press 2021, p. 214-233
Book chapter > peer review
James Faulconbridge; Lasse Folke Henriksen; Leonard Seabrooke / How Professional Actions Connect and Protect
In: Journal of Professions and Organization, Vol. 8, No. 2, 7.2021, p. 214-227
Journal article > peer review
Maj Grasten; Leonard Seabrooke; Duncan Wigan / Legal Affordances in Global Wealth Chains : How Platform Firms Use Legal and Spatial Scaling.
In: Environment and Planning A, 19.11.2021
Journal article > peer review
Alexander Kentikelenis; Leonard Seabrooke / Organising Knowledge to Prevent Global Health Crises : A Comparative Analysis of Pandemic Preparedness Indicators.
In: BMJ Global Health, Vol. 6, No. 8, 2021
Review > peer review
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