MI6 and the Machinery of Spying

Structure and Process in Britain's Secret Intelligence

By Philip Davies

© 2004 – Routledge

412 pages | 10 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

Philip H. J. Davies is one of a growing number of British academic scholars of intelligence, but the only academic to approach the subject in terms of political science rather than history. He wrote his PhD at the University of Reading on the topic 'Organisational Development of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service 1909-1979', and has published extensively on intelligence and defence issues. After completing his PhD he taught for a year and a half on the University of London external degree programme in Singapore before returning to the UK to lecture at the University of Reading for two years. He was formerly Associate Professor of International and Security Studies at the University of Malaya in Malaysia where he not only conducted his research but provided a range of training and consultancy services to the Malaysian intelligence and foreign services. He is now based at Brunel University, UK

Reviews

'Philip Davies has written what is bound to become the standard account of how MI6 is organized and how that organization has evolved over time.'- Christie Davies, Political Studies Review

'A very thoroughly researched contribution to political studies based on confidential interviews with former SIS officers and archives.' - Christie Davies, Political Studies Review

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Origins and the First World War, 1903-18 3. The Inter-war Years, 1919-39 4. War Without and Within, 1939-45 5. A New Kind of War, 1946-56 6. To the End of the Cold War and After, 1956-95 7. Machines of Government and Intelligence

About the Author

Philip H. J. Davies is one of a growing number of British academic scholars of intelligence, but the only academic to approach the subject in terms of political science rather than history. He wrote his PhD at the University of Reading on the topic 'Organisational Development of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service 1909-1979', and has published extensively on intelligence and defence issues. After completing his PhD he taught for a year and a half on the University of London external degree programme in Singapore before returning to the UK to lecture at the University of Reading for two years. He was formerly Associate Professor of International and Security Studies at the University of Malaya in Malaysia where he not only conducted his research but provided a range of training and consultancy services to the Malaysian intelligence and foreign services. He is now based at Brunel University, UK

About the Series

Studies in Intelligence

The growing interest in intelligence activities and the opening of hitherto closed archives since the end of the Cold War has stimulated this series of scholarly monographs, wartime memoirs and edited collections. With contributions from leading academics and prominent members of the intelligence community, this series has quickly become the leading forum for the academic study of intelligence.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL012000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security