Intelligence as Democratic Statecraft
Accountability and Governance of Civil-Intelligence Relations Across the Five Eyes Security Community - the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand
Christian Leuprecht and Hayley McNorton
Reviews and Awards
"To protect themselves, democracies have created intelligence agencies to monitorthe world for threats. Technology allows these agencies to mine the data andsurveil the movement of citizens and non-citizens with ease and in secrecy.The question then becomes who watches the watchers, how can democracieshold these agencies accountable? Christian Leuprecht and Hayley McNortonsearch for answers in an excellent comparative study of the Five Eyes." -- Harvey M. Sapolsky, Professor Emeritus MIT and Former Director of the MIT Security Studies Program
"A highly readable book which is a very useful narrative and up-to-date descriptionof intelligence and security organizations in the UK, the US, Canada, New Zealand,and Australia. Its central theme is the evolving challenge of making theseorganizations responsible and accountable in various ways to electeddemocratic governments." -- Jennifer Stoddart, PhD, O.C., AdÉ, Sixth Privacy Commissioner of Canada & Strategic Advisor, Privacy and Security Group, Fasken Law.
"Democratic governments seeking to act ethically in their own defence dailyconfront adversaries that play by very different rules. Christian Leuprechtand Hayley McNorton well document how effective accountability and oversightmechanisms have developed for the Five Eyes intelligence partners that can giveconfidence that in keeping us safe they are nevertheless abiding by the ruleof law and democratic values." -- Sir David Omand, Professor, King's College London; Vice-President, Royal United Services institute; former Director, Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), Permanent Secretary to the Home Office and Security and Intelligence Coordinator in the Cabinet Office.