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Spooked free pdf In recent years the subject of intelligence has well and truly come out of the shadows. The terrorist attacks of 9/11 and 7/7, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, debates about domestic surveillance, secret detention and rendition have all brought unprecedented notoriety and exposure to the work of the intelligence services. In a media world, both the limitations and abuses of intelligence have never been more visible. Faced with the threat of militant jihadism, public expectations of intelligence have greatly increased, as have calls for more transparency about combating this new menace. These essays draw together Britain's leading intelligence historians to present a fresh and original study of British secrecy since 1945. A combination of synoptic works and empirical case studies, drawing on recently declassified archival materials, the essays touch upon several historiographical concerns: the advantages and disadvantages of greater openness- the accuracy of media reporting on secret services- the representation of intelligence in popular culture- and, the use and misuse of intelligence in the so-called 'War on Terror'. A focal point of this volume is the role of intelligence in imperial contexts, especially during the period of decolonization. The contributors include Richard Aldrich, Christopher Andrew, Philip Davies, Anthony Glees, Rob Johnson, Philip Murphy and Calder Walton.

About Patrick Major

Patrick Major is Professor of Modern History and Associate of the Centre for East German Studies at the University of Reading. A specialist in the history of modern Germany and the Cold War, he has written and edited several books, including Behind the Berlin Wall: East Germany and the Frontiers of Power (2009)- The Workers' and Peasants' State: Communism and Society in East Germany under Ulbricht, 1945-71 (2002)- and Across the Blocs: Cold War Cultural and Social History. His first book - The Death of the KPD: Communism and Anti-Communism in West Germany, 1945-1956 (2004) - was awarded the Royal Historical Society's Gladstone Prize for best first book on foreign history. At present, he is undertaking a project on Anglo-American and German films portrayals of 'bad Nazis' and 'good Germans', funded by the British Academy. Christopher R. Moran is Research Fellow in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick. His doctoral thesis, which was successfully defended in November 2008, and is now being revised for publication, explored the theory and practice of secrecy and censorship in Cold War Britain. He has published several articles on the British intelligence community, including an examination of the disappearance of naval frogman, Lionel 'Buster' Crabb, in 1956. He is presently an investigator on an AHRC-funded project, 'Landscapes of Secrecy: The Central Intelligence Agency and the Contested Record of US Foreign Policy, 1947-2001'.

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Author : Patrick Major
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Data Published : 01 October 2009
ISBN : 1443813125
EAN : 9781443813129
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 180 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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