The Federation Press

Democratic Oversight of Intelligence Services

Overview

The past decade has seen renewed focus on the need for democratic oversight of intelligence communities in Western democracies. In this book academic and policy experts synthesise developments in Australia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, the United States and United Kingdom.

Legal and administrative frameworks, executive prerogatives and power - and their potential abuses, operational work and analytical tradecraft, crisis management, human rights, state-sponsored detention and interrogation policy and the separation of powers are discussed.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Kim Beazley
Preface
Contributors

Introduction: Watching the Watchmen
Daniel Baldino

The Australian Intelligence Community
David Wright-Neville

Democratic Accountability of the US Intelligence Community
David Lundberg

Accountability of the Canadian Security and Intelligence Community Post 9/11: Still a long and winding road?
Jez Littlewood

New Zealand: Small Community, Central Control
Jim Rolfe

Britian's Machinery of Intelligence Accountability: Realistic Oversight in the Absence of Moral Panic
Philip H J Davies

The Challenges of Intelligence Oversight in a Normalising Japan
Brad Williams

The Politicisation of Intelligence
Michael Wesley

Oversight Matters
Daniel Baldino

Appendix 1: Police/ ASIO Powers of Detention
Index

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