Democratic Control of Intelligence Services: Containing Rogue Elephants

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Hans Born, Marina Caparini
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Jan 1, 2007 - Political Science - 303 pages
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This volume approaches intelligence and intelligence agencies with a dual perspective on efficacy and oversight, underlining the difficulty of holding to account an area of activity in which secrecy and discretion constitute vital components.
 

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Contents

Controlling and Overseeing Intelligence Services in Democratic States
3
The Need for Efficient and Legitimate Intelligence
25
Reforms in Eastern Europe
45
Control and Oversight of Security Intelligence in Romania
47
Transformation of the Polish Secret Services From Authoritarian to Informal Power Networks
65
Reforming the Intelligence Services in Bulgaria The Experience of 19892005
83
The Aftermath of 1989 and the Reform of Intelligence The Czechoslovakian Case
97
Reforms in the West
107
Parliamentary and External Oversight of Intelligence Services
163
The UKs Intelligence and Security Committee
177
Democratic and Parliamentary Accountability of Intelligence Services After 911
195
Data Protection
215
Public Oversight and National Security Comparative Approaches to Freedom of Information
217
Reconciliation and Developing Public Trust in Hungary Opening State Security Files
237
Conclusion
255
Intelligence Services Strengthening Democratic Accountability
257

The United States Department of Defense Intelligence Oversight Programme Balancing National Security and Constitutional Rights
109
Checks and Imbalances? Intelligence Governance in Contemporary France
125
Parliamentary Oversight of the Norwegian Secret and Intelligence Services
143
Parliamentarians
161

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About the author (2007)

Hans Born is Coordinator of the Working Group on Parliamentary Control of Armed Forces(PCAF), at DCAF, Switzerland. Marina Caparini is Coordinator of the Working Group on Internal Security and Civil Society at DCAF, Switzerland.

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