A Research Agenda for Intelligence Studies and Government


A Research Agenda for Intelligence Studies and Government

9781800378797 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Robert Dover, Professor of Intelligence and National Security, the School of Criminology, Sociology and Policing, University of Hull, Huw Dylan, Reader in Intelligence and International Security and Michael S. Goodman, Professor of Intelligence and International Affairs, Department of War Studies, King’s College London, UK
Publication Date: 2022 ISBN: 978 1 80037 879 7 Extent: 246 pp
This Research Agenda explores the academic field of intelligence studies and how it is developing into an increasingly international and diverse area of study.

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Elgar Research Agendas outline the future of research in a given area. Leading scholars are given the space to explore their subject in provocative ways, and map out the potential directions of travel. They are relevant but also visionary.

This Research Agenda explores the academic field of intelligence studies and how it is developing into an increasingly international and diverse area of study.

As more governments release records, and as new generations of scholars engage with the topic from a range of perspectives, the book considers how the field is becoming richer, wider, and more global in scope. Featuring contributions by a diverse range of leading intelligence scholars, it surveys a variety of core areas in, and approaches to, the study of intelligence - including technological perspectives, gender, deception, and the ‘deep state’ - highlighting how intelligence will become a greater feature of government and security in the future. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, the book explores not only the established elements of intelligence studies, but analyses the cutting edge of intelligence research and proposes an agenda for the continued development of the field.

Offering concise and accessible discussions of developing topics in intelligence studies, this Research Agenda will be a useful guide for scholars and students of public policy, international relations and security. It will also be of interest to professionals engaged in research into security and intelligence matters.
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‘Intelligence studies now expands well beyond the realm of traditional espionage into international affairs, digital media, AI and big data, private sector analysis and many other areas. Dover, Dylan and Goodman, experienced scholars, have given us the essential guide we need to the state of modern intelligence studies and its future direction.’
– Sir David Omand, King''s College London and former Director GCHQ, UK

‘A welcome contribution to the literature on the study of intelligence, the book avoids the romance of spies and secrets, instead providing a hard-nosed but rich resource aimed at stimulating students and researchers. Ranging widely, it addresses issues from the impact of technology, deception, private sector intelligence to diversity itself. If this is your field of study, you will undoubtedly find something which could act as a starting point for further work.’
– Paul Rimmer CBE, Visiting Professor, King''s College London, UK
Contributors include: Claudia Aradau, Huw Bennett, Gary Buck, Berenice Burnett, Helen Dexter, Tim Dickens, Robert Dover, Huw Dylan, Michael S. Goodman, Claudia Hillerbrand, Filippa Lentzos, Sarah Mainwaring, Emma McCluskey, Daniela Richterova, Sonia Sangiovanni, Damien Van Puyvelde, Kathleen M. Vogel, Patrick F. Walsh, Simon Willmetts

1 Introduction to A Research Agenda for Intelligence
Studies and Government 1
Robert Dover, Huw Dylan and Michael S. Goodman

2 Critical Security and Intelligence Studies 9
Claudia Aradau and Emma McCluskey
3 Culture in Intelligence Studies 21
Simon Willmetts
4 Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Intelligence Studies 35
Huw Bennett and Claudia Hillebrand
5 AI and Ethics in Intelligence 49
Sarah Mainwaring
6 Intelligence Leadership 63
Patrick F. Walsh

7 Intelligence and Biosecurity 79
Filippa Lentzos
8 Global Intelligence Studies 93
Daniela Richterova
9 Private Sector Intelligence 103
Damien Van Puyvelde and Sonia Sangiovanni
10 The Impact of Technology on Intelligence Analysis 113
Kathleen M. Vogel

11 Why Intelligence Analysts Need to Write Long Papers 127
Tim Dickens
12 Deception and Intelligence in Peace and War 141
Gary Buck and Huw Dylan
13 The Deep State: Definitional Debates and Impacts 155
Robert Dover
14 Teaching Intelligence: Decolonisation, (Distance)
Education and the Global Student 167
Helen Dexter
15 Post-Modern Archival Research 181
Berenice Burnett
Bibliography 193

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