Department of Politics
Dr. Sebastian Booth is a Lecturer (T&S) in Public Policy. Sebastian’s main research interests lie in the governance of security, with a particular focus on the regulation of the private security industry. His ESRC-funded PhD research analysed changes in the regulation of the UK private security industry in the post-crisis era, intersecting with key debates on: (i) the changing nature of regulation, (ii) the shifting relationship between the state and security, and (iii) the growth and legitimation of the private security industry. He is also interested in bureaucratic politics and the political nature of public organisations. Sebastian’s teaching and supervision duties broadly cover the fields of public administration, public management, public policy, and UK politics. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Sebastian holds a PhD in Politics, MA in Political Research, and BA (Hons) in History and Politics, all from the University of York.
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