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Routledge Companion to Intelligence Studies

1st Edition

Edited by Robert Dover, Michael S. Goodman, Claudia Hillebrand


366 pages

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The Routledge Companion to Intelligence Studies provides a broad overview of the growing field of intelligence studies.

The recent growth of interest in intelligence and security studies has led to an increased demand for popular depictions of intelligence and reference works to explain the architecture and underpinnings of intelligence activity. Divided into five comprehensive sections, this Companionprovides a strong survey of the cutting-edge research in the field of intelligence studies:

  • Part I: The evolution of intelligence studies;
  • Part II: Abstract approaches to intelligence;
  • Part III: Historical approaches to intelligence;
  • Part IV: Systems of intelligence;
  • Part V: Contemporary challenges.

With a broad focus on the origins, practices and nature of intelligence, the book not only addresses classical issues, but also examines topics of recent interest in security studies. The overarching aim is to reveal the rich tapestry of intelligence studies in both a sophisticated and accessible way.

This Companion will be essential reading for students of intelligence studies and strategic studies, and highly recommended for students of defence studies, foreign policy, Cold War studies, diplomacy and international relations in general.

Table of Contents

Part I: The Evolution of Intelligence Studies 1. The Development of the Field of Intelligence Studies, Loch Johnson Part II: Abstract Approaches to Intelligence 2. Theories of Intelligence, Michael Warner 3. Cultures of Intelligence, Mark Phythian 4. Philosophy, theory and Intelligence, Jennifer Sims 5. Strategists and Intelligence, Gerald Hughes 6. The Cycle of Intelligence, David Omand 7. The Evolving Craft of Intelligence, Robert David Steele Part III: Historical Approaches to Intelligence 8. Signals Intelligence, Julian Richards 9. Human Intelligence, Len Scott 10. Economic Intelligence, Peter Davies 11. Technical Intelligence, Matthew Aid 12. Open Source Intelligence, Stevyn Gibson Part IV: Systems of Intelligence 13. United Kingdom, Michael S. Goodman 14. United States, Stephen Marrin 15. Canada, Andrew Brunatti 16. Australia, Frank Cain 17. France, Pierre Lethier 18. India, Rudra Chaudhuri 19. China, Nick Eftimiades 20. Japan, Ken Kotani 21. Israel, Uri Bar-Joseph 22. Germany, Anna Daun 23. Russia, Reginald Brope 24. Spain, Ruben Arcos Part V: Contemporary Challenges 25. Terrorism and Asymmetric Opponents, Neal Pollard and John Sullivan 26. Cybersecurity, Dave Clemente 27. Globalisation and Borders, Richard Aldrich and Zakia Shiraz 28. Weapons of Mass Destruction, James Wirtz 29. Energy, Food and Resources Security, Petra Dolata 30. Intelligence Liaison, James Walsh 31. Communications, Privacy and Identity, Robert Dover 32. Intelligence Oversight and Accountability, Claudia Hillebrand 33. Organised Crime, Peter Gill

About the Editors

Robert Dover is Senior Lecturer in International Relations and Director of Taught Postgraduate Programmes at Loughborough University. He is author of The Europeanization of British Defence Policy 1997–2005 (2007) and co-author, with Michael S. Goodman, of Spinning Intelligence: Why Intelligence Needs the Media, Why the Media Needs Intelligence (2009).

Michael S. Goodman is Reader in the Department of War Studies at King's College London. He is author of Spying on the Nuclear Bear: Anglo-American Intelligence and the Soviet Bomb (2008), and co-author of Spinning Intelligence: Why Intelligence Needs the Media, Why the Media Needs Intelligence (2009).

Claudia Hillebrand is Lecturer in the Department of International Politics at Aberystwyth University. She is author of Counter-Terrorism Networks in the European Union: Maintaining Democratic Legitimacy after 9/11 (2012).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Military / General
HISTORY / Military / Strategy
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Intelligence