Simon Sweeney

  • Senior Lecturer in International Political Economy and Business - The University Of York

Research interests

Institutions and institutionalism, especially the European Union.

I have a strong interest and some knowledge of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) having been an active campaigner and speaker at various regional events and at the Conservative Party Conference in 2019 as an invited speaker to a fringe meeting on fracking and public opinion. I am a Steering Committee member of Frack Free Ryedale.

My main field of research (PhD and post-doc publications) is EU security and defence policy. I have also published extensively on UK-EU relations and Brexit.