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The Routledge International Handbook of Universities, Security and Intelligence Studies

Edited By

Liam Gearon

ISBN 9781138572416
Published October 14, 2019 by Routledge
568 Pages

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Book Description

In an era of intensified international terror, universities have been increasingly drawn into an arena of locating, monitoring and preventing such threats, forcing them into often covert relationships with the security and intelligence agencies. With case studies from across the world, the Routledge International Handbook of Universities, Security and Intelligence Studies provides a comparative, in-depth analysis of the historical and contemporary relationships between global universities, national security and intelligence agencies.

Written by leading international experts and from multidisciplinary perspectives, the Routledge International Handbook of Universities, Security and Intelligence Studies provides theoretical, methodological and empirical definition to academic, scholarly and research enquiry at the interface of higher education, security and intelligence studies.

Divided into eight sections, the Handbook explores themes such as:

  • the intellectual frame for our understanding of the university-security-intelligence network;
  • historical, contemporary and future-looking interactions from across the globe;
  • accounts of individuals who represent the broader landscape between universities and the security and intelligence agencies;
  • the reciprocal interplay of personnel from universities to the security and intelligence agencies and vice versa;

  • the practical goals of scholarship, research and teaching of security and intelligence both from within universities and the agencies themselves;
  • terrorism research as an important dimension of security and intelligence within and beyond universities;

  • the implication of security and intelligence in diplomacy, journalism and as an element of public policy;

  • the extent to which security and intelligence practice, research and study far exceeds the traditional remit of commonly held notions of security and intelligence.

Bringing together a unique blend of leading academic and practitioner authorities on security and intelligence, the Routledge International Handbook of Universities, Security and Intelligence Studies is an essential and authoritative guide for researchers and policymakers looking to understand the relationship between universities, the security services and the intelligence community.

Table of Contents


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Part I

Universities, Security and Intelligence Studies:

An Academic Cartography

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Chapter 1

The University-Security-Intelligence Nexus:

Four Domains

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Part II

Universities, Security, Intelligence:

National Contexts, International Settings

United States of America

Chapter 2

American Universities, the CIA, and the Teaching of National Security Intelligence

Loch K. Johnson

Chapter 3

The FBI, Cyber-Security and American Campuses:

Academia, Government, and Industry as Allies in Cybersecurity Effectiveness

Kevin Powers and James Burns

United Kingdom

Chapter 4

‘What was needed were copyists, filers, and really intelligent men of capacity’:

British Signals Intelligence and the Universities, 1914-1992

John R. Ferris

Chapter 5

Datafication and Universities:

The Convergence of Spies, Scholars and Science

Richard J. Aldrich and Melina J. Dobson

Canada and the Commonwealth

Chapter 6

The Relationship between Intelligence and the Academy in Canada

Angela Gendron


Chapter 7

‘I would remind you that NATO is not a university’:

Navigating the Challenges and Legacy of NATO Economic Intelligence

Adrian Kendry

Continental Europe

Chapter 8

Understanding the Relationships between Academia and National Security Intelligence in the European Context

Rubén Arcos

Chapter 9

The German Foreign Intelligence Agency (BND):

Publicly Addressing a Clandestine History

Bodo Hechelhammer


Chapter 10

The Figure of the Traitor in the Chekist Cosmology

Julie FedorChapter 11

How Russia Trains Its Spies:

The Past and Present of Russian Intelligence Education

Filip Kovacevic


Chapter 12

The Chinese Intelligence Service

Nigel Inkster

Part III

Espionage and the Academy:

Spy Stories

Chapter 13

The Cambridge Spy Ring:

The Mystery of Wilfrid Mann

Andrew Lownie Chapter 14

John Gordon Coates PhD DSO (1918-2006)

Conscientious Objector, Interrogator, Intelligence Officer, Commando, Saboteur, Spy…Academic

Paddy Hayes

Part IV

Spies, Scholars and the Study of Intelligence

Chapter 15

The Oxford Intelligence Group

Gwilym Hughes

Chapter 16

A Missing Dimension No Longer:

Intelligence Studies, Professor Christopher Andrew, and the University of Cambridge

Daniel Larsen

Part V

University Security and Intelligence Studies:

Research and Scholarship, Teaching and Ethics

Chapter 17

What Do We Teach When We Teach Intelligence Ethics?

David Omand and Mark Phythian

Chapter 18

Secret and Ethically Sensitive Research

Joanna Kidd

Chapter 19

Intelligent Studies:

Degrees in Intelligence and the Intelligence Community

Scott Parsons

Chapter 20

Experimenting with Intelligence Education:

Overcoming Design Challenges in Multidisciplinary Intelligence Analysis Programs

Stephen Marrin and Sophie Victoria Cienski

Part VI

Security, Intelligence, and Securitization Theory:

Comparative and International Terrorism Research

Chapter 21

The Epistemologies of Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism Research

Quassim Cassam

Chapter 22

Dynamics of Securitization:

An Analysis of Universities’ Engagement with the Prevent Legislation

Lynn Schneider

Chapter 23

Comparative Perspectives on Intelligence and the Management of Radicalisation and Extremism in Universities in Asia and Africa

David Johnson

Part VII

Universities, Security and Secret Intelligence

Diplomatic, Journalistic and Policy Perspectives

Chapter 24

Between Lucky Jim and George Smiley:

The Public Policy Role of Intelligence Scholars

Robert Dover and Michael S. Goodman

Chapter 25

But What Do You Want It For?

Secret Intelligence and the Foreign Policy Practitioner

Claire Smith

Chapter 26

Intelligence Recruitment in 1945 and ‘Peculiar Personal Characteristics’

Michael Herman

Chapter 27

‘Men of the Professor Type’ Revisited:

Building a Partnership between Academic Research and National Security

Tristram Riley-Smith

Chapter 28

Open Source Intelligence:

Academic Research, Journalism or Spying?

Chris Westcott

Chapter 29


Why universities modelling the impact of nuclear war in the 1980s could not change the views of the security state

John Preston


Universities, Security and Intelligence:

Disciplinary Lenses of the Arts, Literature and Humanities

Chapter 30

The Art(s and Humanities) of Security:

A Broader Approach to Countering Security Threats

Andrew Glazzard

Chapter 31

Dispelling the Myths:

Academic Studies, Intelligence and Historical Research

Helen Fry

Chapter 32

Stalin’s Library

Svetlana Lokhova

Chapter 33

A Landscape of Lies in the Land of Letters:

The Literary Cartography of Security and Intelligence

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National Security and Intelligence – Outreach, Commentary, Critique:

A Global Survey of Official, Policy and Academic Sources

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Liam Francis Gearon is Senior Research Fellow at Harris Manchester College, and Associate Professor at the Department of Education, University of Oxford, UK. He is also Conjoint Professor at the University of Newcastle, Australia.