A Research Agenda for Intelligence Studies and Government

Huw Dylan, Robert Dover, Michael Goodman

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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.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd
Number of pages246
Publication statusPublished - 14 Nov 2022


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