Intelligence Oversight: Made in Germany, in Global Intelligence Oversight: Governing Security in the Twenty-First Century (Zachary K. Goldman & Samuel J. Rascoff eds., 2016)

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Intelligence Oversight: Made in Germany, in Global Intelligence Oversight: Governing Security in the Twenty-First Century (Zachary K. Goldman & Samuel J. Rascoff eds., 2016)

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Global Intelligence Oversight is a comparative investigation of how democratic countries can govern their intelligence services so that they are effective, but operate within frameworks that are acceptable to their people in an interconnected world. The book demonstrates how the institutions that oversee intelligence agencies participate in the protection of national security while safeguarding civil liberties, balancing among competing national interests, and building public trust in inherently secret activities. It does so by analyzing the role of courts and independent oversight bodies as they operate in countries with robust constitutional frameworks and powerful intelligence services. The book also illuminates a new transnational oversight dynamic that is shaping and constraining security services in new ways. It describes how global technology companies and litigation in transnational forums constitute a new form of oversight whose contours are still undefined. As rapid changes in technology bring the world closer together, these forces will complement their more traditional counterparts in ensuring that intelligence activities remain effective, legitimate, and sustainable.

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9780190458072

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2016

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Oxford University Press

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Comparative and Foreign Law | Law | National Security Law | Science and Technology Law

Intelligence Oversight: Made in Germany, in Global Intelligence Oversight: Governing Security in the Twenty-First Century (Zachary K. Goldman & Samuel J. Rascoff eds., 2016)

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