GEM PhD School

Globalisation, Europe & Multilateralism

Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate

Leonard SEABROOKE

Leonard SEABROOKE

Academic Degrees & Titles

Len Seabrooke is Professor in the Department of Business and Politics (DBP) at the Copenhagen Business School and also Professor in International Political Economy and an associate fellow of the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation (CSGR). Len joined PAIS and CSGR in March 2009, following positions at the Copenhagen Business School and The Australian National University. Len is co-editor of the international peer-review journal the Review of International Political Economy, and was the Editor-in-Chief of the Routledge/Warwick Studies in Globalisation Series, and co-editor of the Routledge/RIPE Studies in Global Political Economy series. He has published in a range of journals, including International Studies Quarterly, Review of International Political Economy, New Political Economy, European Journal of International Relations, and others. Len was also the Director of Studies of the Warwick Commission on International Financial Reform.

Research Area(s)

International political economy; comparative political economy; comparisons of the politics of national tax, finance, property and consumption regimes; everyday politics; the politics of intergenerational equity; economic sociology; international financial orders; international economic organizations.

Specific Research Interest(s)

International political economy; comparative political economy; comparisons of the politics of national tax, finance, property and consumption regimes; everyday politics; the politics of intergenerational equity; economic sociology; international financial orders; international economic organizations.

Teaching(s)

  • Theories and Issues in International Political Economy: 
  • International Business in the International System: 

Suggested Fields of Inquiry

International political economy; comparative political economy; comparisons of the politics of national tax, finance, property and consumption regimes; everyday politics; the politics of intergenerational equity; economic sociology; international financial orders; international economic organizations.

Overview of Publications

Books

Schwartz, H.M. and L. Seabrooke, editors. 2009. The Politics of Housing Booms and Busts, Basinstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Hobson, J.M. and L. Seabrooke, editors. 2007. Everyday Politics of the World Economy, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Seabrooke, L. 2006. The Social Sources of Financial Power: Domestic Legitimacy and International Financial Orders, Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. 

Bowden, B. and L. Seabrooke, editors. 2006. Global Standards of Market Civilization, London: Routledge/RIPE Studies in Global Political Economy.

Seabrooke, L. 2001. US Power in International Finance: The Victory of Dividends, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

 

Articles 

Elias, J. and L. Seabrooke, 2010. ‘The Sociological Turn in International Political Economy: Perspectives from Australia’, Australian Journal of International Affairs 64(1), forthcoming. Introduction to a Special Issue.

Seabrooke, L. and E. Tsingou. 2009. ‘Power Elites and Everyday Politics in International Financial Reform’, International Political Sociology 3(4): 457-461. 

Schwartz, H. and L. Seabrooke. 2008. ‘Varieties of Residential Capitalism in the International Political Economy: New Politics in Old Welfare States’, Comparative European Politics, 6)(3): 237–261. This article is the framing piece for a Special Issue on ‘The Political Cost of Property Booms’ edited by Schwartz and Seabrooke. 

Mortensen, J.L. and L. Seabrooke. 2008. ‘Housing as Social Right or Means to Wealth? Comparing the Politics of Property Booms in Australia and Denmark’, Comparative European Politics, 6)(3): 305-324. 

Broome, A. and L. Seabrooke. 2008. ‘The IMF and Experimentalist Governance in Small Western States’, The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs 97/395: 205-26.

Seabrooke, L. 2007. ‘The Everyday Social Sources of Economic Crises: From “Great Frustrations” to “Great Revelations” in Interwar Britain’, International Studies Quarterly 51(4): 795-810.

Widmaier, W.W., M. Blyth, and L. Seabrooke. 2007. ‘Exogenous Shocks or Endogenous Constructions? The Meanings of Wars and Crises’, International Studies Quarterly 51(4): 747-759.

Broome, A. and L. Seabrooke. 2007. ‘Seeing Like the IMF: Institutional Change in Small Open Economies’, Review of International Political Economy, 14(4): 576-601.

Seabrooke, L. 2007. ‘Everyday Legitimacy and International Financial Orders: The Social Sources of Imperialism and Hegemony in Global Finance’, New Political Economy 12(1): 1-18.

Seabrooke, L. 2007. Stylised Facts’, Political Studies Review 5(1): 11-24.

Seabrooke, L. 2007. ‘Varieties of Economic Constructivism in Political Economy: Uncertain Times Call for Disparate Measures’, Review of International Political Economy 14(2): 371-385.

Seabrooke, L. 2007. ‘Why Political Economy Needs Historical Sociology’, International Politics, 44(4): 390-413. In Special Issue on ‘Historical Sociology and International Relations’, edited by G. Lawson.

Seabrooke, L. 2007. ‘Legitimacy Gaps in the World Economy: Explaining the Sources of the IMF’s Legitimacy Crisis’, International Politics, 44(2-3): 250-268. In a Special Issue on ‘Resolving International Crises of Legitimacy’, edited by I. Clark and C. Reus-Smit.

Seabrooke, L. 2006. ‘Global Monitor: The Bank for International Settlements’, New Political Economy, 11 (1): 141-149.

Seabrooke, L. 2005. ‘J. A. Hobson as an Economic Sociologist’, Economic Sociology – The European Electronic Newsletter 7(1): 26-35, http://econsoc.mpifg.de

Seabrooke, L. 2004. ‘The Economic Taproot of US Imperialism: The Bush Rentier Shift’, International Politics, 41(3): 293-318.

Hobson, J.M. and L. Seabrooke. 2001. ‘Reimagining Weber: Constructing International Society and the Social Balance of Power’, European Journal of International Relations, 7(2): 239-274. 

Seabrooke, L. 1997. ‘Programming the k Coefficient: Risk and Uncertainty in International Politics’, Flinders Journal of History & Politics, 19: 121-135. 

 

Book Chapters

Seabrooke, L. 2010. ‘Bitter Pills to Swallow: The IMF and Value-Added Tax Policy Horizons’, chapter for S. Park and A. Vetterlein (eds) Owning Development, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming.

Seabrooke, L. and A. Vetterlein. 2010. ‘The Power of International Economic Organizations: Organizational Personality and Egocentric Uncertainty’ in J. Lund , L.B. Kaspersen and O.H. Pedersen (eds) Politisk økonomi – mellem privat og offentligt, CBS: Copenhagen Business School, forthcoming.

Seabrooke, L. 2010. ‘Transnational Institutions and International Regimes’ in G. Morgan, J.L. Campbell, C. Crouch, P.K. Kristensen, O.K. Pedersen, and R. Whitley (eds) Oxford Handbook of Comparative Institutional Analysis, Oxford: Oxford University Press: forthcoming.

Schwartz, H. and L. Seabrooke. 2009. ‘Varieties of Residential Capitalism in the International Political Economy: Old Welfare States and the New Politics of Housing’ in H.M. Schwartz and L. Seabrooke (eds) The Politics of Housing Booms and Busts, Basingstoke: Palgrave: forthcoming.

Schwartz, H. and L. Seabrooke. 2009. ‘Conclusion: Residential Capitalism and the International Political Economy’ in H.M. Schwartz and L. Seabrooke (eds) The Politics of Housing Booms and Busts, Basingstoke: Palgrave: forthcoming.

Mortensen, J.L. and L. Seabrooke. 2009. ‘Framing Egalitarian Politics in Property Booms and Busts: Housing as Social Right or Means to Wealth in Australia and Denmark’ in H.M. Schwartz and L. Seabrooke (eds) The Politics of Housing Booms and Busts, Basingstoke: Palgrave: forthcoming.

Hobson, J.M. and L. Seabrooke. 2009. ‘Everyday IPE’, in Mark Blyth (ed.) The Handbook of International Political Economy, London: Routledge, 290-306.

Seabrooke, L. 2009. ‘Everyday Legitimacy and Institutional Change’, in A. Gofas and C.S. Hay (eds.) The Role of Ideas in Political Analysis: A Portrait of Contemporary Debates, London: Routledge, forthcoming.

Seabrooke, L. 2008. ‘How Should the Economy Work? Policy Imagination and Dynamics of Institutional Change’, in Peter Nedergaard and John L. Campbell (eds) Institutions and Politics: Festschrift in Honour of Ove K. Pedersen, Copenhagen: DFØF Publishing, 227-249.

Seabrooke, L. 2008. ‘Global Finance’. in A. Burke, R. Devetak, and J. George (eds) An Introduction to International Relations: Australian Perspectives, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 260-270.

Hobson, J.M. and L. Seabrooke. 2007. ‘Everyday IPE: Revealing Everyday Forms of Change in the World Economy’ , Everyday Politics of the World Economy, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1-24.

Seabrooke, L. 2007. ‘The Everyday Social Sources of Imperial and Hegemonic Financial Orders’ in J.M. Hobson and L. Seabrooke, editors, Everyday Politics of the World Economy, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 83-102.

Hobson, J.M. and L. Seabrooke. 2007. ‘Conclusion: Everyday IPE Puzzle Sets, Teaching and Policy Agendas’ in J. M. Hobson and L. Seabrooke, editors, Everyday Politics of the World Economy, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 196-213.

Bowden, B. and L. Seabrooke. 2007. ‘Global Standards of Market Civilization’ in M. Hall and P.T. Jackson, editors, Civilizational Identity: The Production and Reproduction of ‘Civilizations’ in International Relations, London: Palgrave Macmillan Series in Culture and Religion in International Relations, 119-133.

Seabrooke, L. 2006. ‘Civilizing Global Capital Markets: Room to Groove?’ in B. Bowden and L. Seabrooke, editors, Global Standards of Market Civilization, London: Routledge/RIPE Studies in Global Political Economy, 146-160.

Bowden, B. and L. Seabrooke. 2006. ‘Civilizing Market through Global Standards’ in B. Bowden and L. Seabrooke, editors, Global Standards of Market Civilization, London: Routledge/RIPE Studies in Global Political Economy, 3-16.

Seabrooke, L. and B. Bowden. 2006. ‘Civilizing Global Market Standards: Double-Edged Discourses and Policy Implications’ in B. Bowden and L. Seabrooke, editors, Global Standards of Market Civilization, London: Routledge/RIPE Studies in Global Political Economy, 207-216.

Leaver, R. and L. Seabrooke. 2000. ‘Can the IMF be Reformed?’ in W. Bello, N. Bullard and K. Malhortra, editors, Global Finance: New Thinking on Regulating Speculative Capital Markets, London: Zed Press: 96-113.

Seabrooke, L. 1999. ‘The Gunslinger and the Samurai: Financial Protectionism and the Crisis in Asia’ in J. Brookfield, editor, Australasian Political Studies, Vol. 3, Sydney: APSA: 707-717.

Mathieson, D.S. and L. Seabrooke. 1997. ‘Risk Assessment and Foreign Investment under Despotic Rule’ in George Crowder et al., editors, Australasian Political Studies, Vol. 3, Adelaide: APSA: 691-712.