Journals Higher Education



Published: 02 September 2014

400 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199389773

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Democracy Declassified

The Secrecy Dilemma in National Security

Michael P. Colaresi

  • Takes an in-depth look at one of the most enduring and debated policy questions: how to balance secrecy with accountability
  • Explores instances of secrecy dilemmas through history and across the globe, including WikiLeaks and Edward Snowden and the NSA scandal
  • Catalogs national security institutions in democracies from the 1970s through 2006, showing evidence that oversight institutions have been expanding across time and space
  • Presents evidence that countries that build and maintain oversight institutions are better able to manage foreign policy that promotes national interests

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