Egbert S and Leese M (2021) Criminal Futures: Predictive Policing and Everyday Police Work, London/New York: Routledge.

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

Leese and Wittendorp S (eds.) 2017. Security/Mobility: Politics of Movement, Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Special Issues

Leese M, Noori S and Scheel S (2022) Data Matters: The Politics and Practices of Digital Border and Migration Management. Geopolitics 27(1).

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

Journal Articles

Leese M and Pollozek S (2023) Not so fast! Data Temporalities in Law Enforcement and Border Control. Big Data & Society 10(1): 1-13.

Glouftsios G and Leese M (2023) Epistemic Fusion: Passenger Information Units and the Making of International Security. Review of International Studies 49(1): 125-142.

Leese M (2022) Enacting Criminal Futures: Data Practices and Crime Prevention. Policing and Society online first: 10.1080/10439463.2022.2112192.

Klimburg-Witjes N, Leese M and Trauttmansdorff P (2022) Expanding Boundaries: Unmaking and Remaking Secrecy in Field Research. Political Anthropological Research on International Social Sciences 3(2): 168-197.

Leese M (2022) Digital Data and Algorithms in Law Enforcement: Some Pointers for Responsible Implementation. European Law Enforcement Research Bulletin 22(6): 23-30.

Leese M, Noori S and Scheel S (2022) Data Matters: The Politics and Practices of Digital Border and Migration Management. Geopolitics 27(1): 5-25.

Leese M (2022) Fixing State Vision: Interoperability, Biometrics, and Identity Management in the EU. Geopolitics 27(1): 113-133.

Leese M (2021) Die Sache mit der Technologie: Zur Neuordnung eines analytischen Bereichs in den International Beziehungen. Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen 28(1): 151-174.

Evans S W, Leese M and Rychnovská D (2021) Science, Technology, Security: Towards Critical Collaboration. Social Studies of Science 51(2): 189-213.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Schlepper C and Leese M (2011) Plädoyer für eine unabhängige und grundrechtsgerechte Evaluation der EU-Richtlinie zur Vorratsdatenspeicherung. Neue Kriminalpolitik (2): 70-75.

Book Chapters

Leese M and Wittendorp S (2022) The Security/Mobility Nexus as an Analytical Lens: The Cases of Counterterrorism and Infrastructure. In Distler W & Hein-Kircher H (eds.) The Mobility-Security Nexus and the Making of Order: An Interdisciplinary and Historicizing Intervention. London/New York: Routledge, 21-44.

Leese M (2022) Privacy, Data Protection, and Security Studies. In González Fuster G, van Brakel R & de Hert P (eds.) Research Handbook on Privacy and Data Protection Law: Values, Norms and Global Politics. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 213-227.

Kaufmann M and Leese M (2021) Information In-Formation: Algorithmic Policing and the Life of Data. In Badalič V & Završnik A (eds.) Automating Crime Prevention, Surveillance, and Military Operations. Cham: Springer, 69-83.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Other Formats

Leese M (2023) Data Curation: A Conceptual Framework for the Study of Data Quality. CURATE Working Paper No. 2, February 2023. doi:10.3929/ethz-b-000597540.

Leese M (2022) Data Quality in Governance: A Definition and a Research Agenda. CURATE Working Paper No. 1, November 2022. doi:10.3929/ethz-b-000581434.

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

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

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

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.

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.

Leese M (2018) Europe’s New Digital Borders. Guest-contribution to “Congruence and Competition of Norms and Values in the Context of Global Digitalization“, sicherheitspolitik-blog.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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