Egbert S and Leese M (2021) Criminal Futures: Predictive Policing and Everyday Police Work. London/New York: Routledge. (Official link, available as Open Access eBook version here)

Hoijtink M and Leese M (eds.) 2019. Technology and Agency in International Relations, London/New York: Routledge. (Link)

Leese M and Wittendorp S (eds.) 2017. Security/Mobility: Politics of Movement, Manchester: Manchester University Press. (Official link, available as Open Access eBook here)

Special Issues

Leese M and Wittendorp S (2018) The New Mobilities Paradigm and Critical Security Studies: Exploring Common Ground. Mobilities 13(2). (Link)

Journal Articles

Evans S W, Leese M and Rychnovská D (2020) Science, Technology, Security: Towards Critical Collaboration. Social Studies of Science 51(2): 189-213. (Open access; link)

Leese M (2021) Security as Socio-Technical Practice: Predictive Policing and (Non-)Automation. Swiss Political Science Review 27(1): 150–157. (Link)

Leese M (2020) Fixing State Vision: Interoperability, Biometrics, and Identity Management in the EU. Geopolitics online first: 10.1080/14650045.2020.1830764. (Link)

Kaufmann M, Egbert S and Leese M (2019) Predictive Policing and the Politics of Patterns. British Journal of Criminology 59(3): 674-692. (Open access; link)

Leese M, Lidén K and Nikolova B (2019) Putting Critique to Work: Ethics in EU Security Research. Security Dialogue 50(1): 59-76. (Open access; link)

Dunn Cavelty M and Leese M (2018) Politicizing Security at the Boundaries: Privacy in Surveillance and Cybersecurity. European Review of International Studies 5(3): 49-69. (Link)

Leese M (2018) Between a Carrot and a Stick: Science Diplomacy and Access to EU Research Funding. Global Policy 9(Supplement 3): 48-52. (Link)

Leese M and Wittendorp S (2018) The New Mobilities Paradigm and Critical Security Studies: Exploring Common Ground. Mobilities 13(2): 171-184. (Link)

Leese M (2018) Standardizing Security: The Business Case Politics of Borders. Mobilities 13(2): 261-275. (Link)

Leese M (2017) Prevention, Knowledge, Justice: Robert Nozick and Counterterrorism. Critical Studies on Terrorism 10(2): 320-337. (Link)

Leese M (2017) Holding the Project Accountable: Research Governance, Ethics, and Democracy. Science and Engineering Ethics 23(6): 1597-1616. (Link)

Leese M (2016) Exploring the Security/Facilitation Nexus: Foucault at the ‘Smart’ Border. Global Society 30(3): 412-429. (Link)

Leese M (2016) Governing Airport Security Between the Market and the Public Good. Criminology & Criminal Justice 16(2): 158-175. (Link)

Leese M (2015) ‘We were taken by surprise’: Body Scanners, Technology Adjustment, and the Eradication of Failure. Critical Studies on Security 3(3): 269-282. (Link)

Leese M and Koenigseder A (2015) Humor at the Airport? Visualization, Exposure, and Laughter in the “War on Terror”. International Political Sociology 9(1): 37-52. (Link)

Leese M and Meisch S (2015) Securitising Sustainability? Questioning the ‘Water, Energy and Food-Security Nexus’. Water Alternatives 8(1): 584-598. (Link)

Leese M (2014) The New Profiling: Algorithms, Black Boxes, and the Failure of Anti-discriminatory Safeguards in the European Union. Security Dialogue 45(5): 494-511. (Link)

Leese M (2013) Blurring the Dimensions of Privacy? Law Enforcement and Trusted Traveler Programs. Computer Law & Security Review 29(5): 480-490. (Link)

Book Chapters

Leese M (2020) ‘We do that once per day’: Cyclical Futures and Institutional Ponderousness in Predictive Policing. In Jasper U, Wenger A & Dunn Cavelty M (eds.) The Politics and Science of Prevision: Governing and Probing the Future. London/New York: Routledge, 213-226. (Open access; link)

Leese M (2020) “Mehr mit weniger”? Warum Predictive Policing nicht automatisch Effizienzgewinne bedeutet. In Bode F & Seidensticker K (eds.) Predictive Policing: Eine Bestandsaufnahme für den deutschsprachigen Raum. Oberhaching: Verlag für Polizeiwissenschaft, 249-260.

Leese M and Hoijtink M (2019) How (Not) to Talk About Technology: International Relations and the Question of Agency. In Hoijtink M & Leese M (eds.) Technology and Agency in International Relations. London/New York: Routledge, 1-23. (Link)

Leese M (2019) Configuring Warfare: Automation, Control, Agency. In Hoijtink M & Leese M (eds.) Technology and Agency in International Relations. London/New York: Routledge, 42-65. (Link)

Aradau C, Hoijtink M and Leese M (2019) Technology, Agency, Critique: An Interview with Claudia Aradau. In Hoijtink M & Leese M (eds.) Technology and Agency in International Relations. London/New York: Routledge, 188-203. (Link)

Leese M (2018) Prevention, Knowledge, Justice: Robert Nozick and Counterterrorism. In Jackson R, Toros H, Jarvis L & Heath-Kelly C (eds.) Critical Terrorism Studies at Ten: Contributions, Cases and Future Challenges. London/New York: Routledge, 124-141. (Link)

Beauchamps M, Hoijtink M, Leese M, Magalhães B, Weinblum S and Wittendorp S (2017) Introduction: Security/Mobility and the Politics of Movement. In Leese M & Wittendorp S (eds.) Security/Mobility: Politics of Movement. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1-13. (Official link, available as open access e-book here)

Leese M (2017) Technologie, Moral, Intervention: Sicherheitsethik als öffentliche Intellektualität. In Brand C, Heesen J, Kröber B, Müller U & Potthast T (eds.) Ethik in den Kulturen – Kulturen in der Ethik. Tübingen: Narr Francke Attempto, 361-368. (Link)

Leese M and Bescherer P (2017) Urban Security Production Between the Citizen and the State. In Friedewald M, Burgess J P, Čas J, Bellanova R & Preissl W (eds.) Surveillance, Privacy and Security: Citizens’ Perspectives. London/New York: Routledge, 139-152. (Link)

Leese M (2016) ‘Seeing Futures’ – Politics of Visuality and Affect. In Amoore L & Piotukh V (eds.) Algorithmic Life: Calculative Devices in the Age of Big Data. London/New York: Routledge, 148-164. (Link)

Leese M (2015) Security and the Absurd Event: What the Zombie Apocalypse Teaches us About Resilience. In Meisch S, Lundershausen J, Bossert L & Rockoff M (eds.) Ethics of Science in the Research for Sustainable Development. Baden-Baden: Nomos, 181-199. (Link)

Leese M (2015) Privacy and Security – On the Evolution of a European Conflict. In Gutwirth S, Leenes R & De Hert P (eds.) Reforming European Data Protection Law. Dordrecht/Heidelberg/New York/London: Springer, 271-292. (Link)

Leese M (2014) Unsicherheit, Angst, Risiko – Rationalisierung des Irrationalen? In Ammicht Quinn R (ed.) Sicherheitsethik. Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 63-74. (Link)

Leese M (2014) Effektiv aber ungerecht? Eine ethische Perspektive auf risikobasierte Sicherheitsstrukturen an Flughäfen. In Wagner K & Bonß W (eds.) Risikobasiert vs One Size Fits All: Neue Konzepte der Passagierüberprüfung im Flugverkehr. Neubiberg: Universitätsverlag, 45-55. (Link)

Leese M (2013) The Perceived Threat. Determinants and Consequences of Fear of Terrorism in Germany. In Flammini F, Setola R & Franceschetti G (eds.) Effective Surveillance for Homeland Security: Balancing Technology and Social Issues. London: Chapman and Hall, 71-86. (Link)

Encyclopedia Entries

Leese M and Nagenborg M (2018) Airport Terminal Security Screenings. In Arrigo B A (ed.) The SAGE Encyclopedia of Surveillance, Security, and Privacy. Thousand Oaks: SAGE, 27-30. (Link)

Leese M and Nagenborg M (2018) Passenger Profiling. In Arrigo B A (ed.) The SAGE Encyclopedia of Surveillance, Security, and Privacy. Thousand Oaks: SAGE, 734-735. (Link)


Leese M (2020) Predictive Policing: Proceed, but with Care. CSS Policy Perspectives 8(14). (Link)

Leese M (2020) Predictive Policing: Umsicht ist geboten. CSS Policy Perspectives 8(14). (Link)

Leese M (2020) Migration und Sicherheit – Eine Einführung. Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung. (Link)

Taylor S, Anderson M, Danks D, Følstad A, Leese M, Müller V C, Sorell T, Winfield A and Woollard F (2018) Responsible AI – Key Themes, Concerns & Recommendations for European Research and Innovation. Brussels: HUB4NGI. (Link)

Leese M (2018) Predictive Policing in der Schweiz: Chancen, Herausforderungen, Risiken. In Nünlist C & Thränert O (eds.) Bulletin zur schweizerischen Sicherheitspolitik. Zürich: Center for Security Studies, 57-72. (Link)

Leese M (2018) Europe’s New Digital Borders. Guest-contribution to series Congruence and Competition of Norms and Values in the Context of Global Digitalization @ (Link)

Leese M and Wildi L (2017) Security Measures at Zurich Airport. CSS Analyses in Security Policy No. 208. (Link)

Leese M (2016) Sicherheitsbegriff und Prävention: Über die Zähmung der Zukunft. In Ammicht Quinn R (ed.) Prävention und Freiheit: Zur Notwendigkeit eines Ethik-Diskurses. Gutachten für den 21. Deutschen Präventionstag am 6./7. Juni 2016 in Magdeburg. Tübingen: IZEW, 32-48. (Link)

Leese M (2015) On Security, Once More: Assorted Inquiries in Aviation. Universität Tübingen: Dissertation. (Link)

Baur-Ahrens A, Krüger M, Ammicht Quinn R, Leese M and Matzner T (2015) How Smart is “Smart Security”? Exploring Data Subjectivity and Resistance: Final Report. Tübingen: IZEW. (Link)

Leese M (2014) It’s the Apocalypse…Again! Zombies and Absurdity in Critical Security Studies. Guest-contribution to (Link)

Leese M (2014) Ethik der Inneren Sicherheit. Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung. (Link)

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