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Outsourcing US IntelligenceContractors and Government Accountability

Outsourcing US Intelligence: Contractors and Government Accountability

Damien Van Puyvelde

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474450225
eISBN:
9781474465267
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450225.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

In the 21st century, more than any other time, US agencies have relied on contractors to conduct core intelligence functions. This book charts the swell of intelligence outsourcing in the context of ... More

Presidential Privilege and the Freedom of Information Act

Presidential Privilege and the Freedom of Information Act

Kevin M. Baron

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474442442
eISBN:
9781474465281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474442442.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Executive privilege (EP) as a political tool has created a grey area of constitutional power between the legislative and executive branches. By focusing on the post-WWII political usage of executive ... More

The Problem of Secret Intelligence

The Problem of Secret Intelligence

Kjetil Anders Hatlebrekke

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780748691838
eISBN:
9781474465304
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748691838.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Why is intelligence so hard to define? Why is there no systematic or adequate theory of intelligence? This book argues that classic intelligence production has been premised on an ill-founded belief ... More

Raymond Aron's Philosophy of Political ResponsibilityFreedom, Democracy and National Identity

Raymond Aron's Philosophy of Political Responsibility: Freedom, Democracy and National Identity

Christopher Adair-Toteff

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474447089
eISBN:
9781474465298
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474447089.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book explores the crucial concept of responsibility and the critical role it plays in Raymond Aron’s political philosophy. This book argues that it is a key concept that is found throughout ... More

Security as PoliticsBeyond the State of Exception

Security as Politics: Beyond the State of Exception

Andrew W. Neal

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474450928
eISBN:
9781474465342
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450928.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This book argues that while ‘security’ was once an anti-political ‘exception’ in liberal democracies – a black box of secret intelligence and military decision-making at the dark heart of the state – ... More

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