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
  1. Christensen, R.C. and L. Seabrooke. 2022. ‘The Big 4 under Pressure: Scanning Work in Transnational Fields’, Contemporary Accounting Research, DOI: 10.1111/1911-3846.12815 (AJG 4)
  2. Henriksen, L.F., L. Seabrooke, and K.L. Young. 2022. ‘Intellectual Rivalry in American Economics: Intergenerational Social Cohesion and the Rise of the Chicago School’, Socio-Economic Review, DOI: 10.1093/ser/mwac024 (AJG 3)
  3. Seabrooke, L. and O. J. Sending. 2022. ‘Consultancies in Public Administration’, Public Administration, 100(3): 457-471. (AJG 4)
  4. Seabrooke, L. and E. Tsingou. 2021. ‘Revolving Doors in International Financial Governance’, Global Networks, 21(2): 294-319. (AJG 3)
  5. Harrington, B. and L. Seabrooke. 2020. ‘Transnational Professionals’, Annual Review of Sociology, 46: 399-417. (AJG 4*)
  6. Christensen, R.C. L. Seabrooke, and D. Wigan. 2022. 'Professional Action in Global Wealth Chains', Regulation & Governance, 16(3): 705–721. (AJG 3)
  7. Seabrooke, L. and O.J. Sending. 2020. ‘Contracting Development: Managerialism in Intergovernmental Organization’, Review of International Political Economy, 27(4): 802-827. (AJG 3)
  8. Seabrooke, L., E. Tsingou, and J.O. Willers, 2020. ‘The Political Economy of Policy Vacuums: The European Commission on Demographic Change’, New Political Economy, 25(6): 1007-1021. (AJG 3)
  9. Kentikelenis, A. and L. Seabrooke. 2017. ‘The Politics of World Polity: Script-writing in International Organizations’, American Sociological Review 82(5): 1065-1092. (AJG 4*)
  10. Seabrooke, L. and D. Wigan. 2017. ‘The Governance of Global Wealth Chains’, Review of International Political Economy 24(1): 1-29. (AJG 3)
Publications sorted by:
Sarah Hall; Adam Leaver; Leonard Seabrooke; Daniel Tischer / The Changing Spatial Arrangements of Global Finance : Financial, Social and Legal Infrastructures.
In: Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space, 15.3.2023
Journal article > peer review
Leonard Seabrooke; Duncan Wigan / Acknowledgements
In: Global Wealth Chains: Asset Strategies in the World Economy. . ed. /Leonard Seabrooke ; Duncan Wigan. Oxford : Oxford University Press 2022, p. v-vii
Book chapter
Leonard Seabrooke; Duncan Wigan / Articulating Global Wealth Chains
In: Global Wealth Chains: Asset Strategies in the World Economy. . ed. /Leonard Seabrooke; Duncan Wigan. Oxford : Oxford University Press 2022, p. 279-297
Book chapter > peer review
Leonard Seabrooke; Duncan Wigan / Asset Strategies in Global Wealth Chains
In: Global Wealth Chains: Asset Strategies in the World Economy. . ed. /Leonard Seabrooke; Duncan Wigan. Oxford : Oxford University Press 2022, p. 1-29
Book chapter > peer review
Leonard Seabrooke; Ole Jacob Sending / Consultancies in Public Administration
In: Public Administration, Vol. 100, No. 3, 9.2022, p. 457-471
Journal article > peer review
Leonard Seabrooke; Eleni Tsingou / Crises in Time : Fast- and Slow-Burning Crises in the European Union.
In: The Oxford Handbook of Time and Politics. ed. /Klaus H. Goetz. Oxford : Oxford University Press 2022, p. C27.P1-C27.s9 (Oxford Handbooks)
Book chapter > peer review
Leonard Seabrooke (Editor) ; Duncan Wigan (Author) / Global Wealth Chains : Asset Strategies in the World Economy.
Oxford : Oxford University Press 2022, 303 p.
Anthology > peer review
Alexander Kentikelenis; Leonard Seabrooke / Governing and Measuring Health Security : The Global Push for Pandemic Preparedness Indicators.
In: Global Policy, Vol. 13, No. 4, 9.2022, p. 571-578
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, Vol. 20, No. 3, 7.2022, p. 989-1013
Journal article > peer review
Rasmus Corlin Christensen; Leonard Seabrooke; Duncan Wigan / Professional Action in Global Wealth Chains
In: Regulation & Governance, Vol. 16, No. 3, 7.2022, p. 705-721
Journal article > peer review
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