The 5th General Conference of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) will host a section called “the politics of intelligence governance” that seeks to examine the growing range of intelligence activities and networks as well as the contemporary challenges to intelligence governance in democratic societies.
The ‘Politics of Intelligence Governance’ section will facilitate a multi-disciplinary exchange of ideas and welcomes paper proposals on the following subjects:
• Problems and solutions for research in intelligence studies
• Explaining successes and failures in the democratisation of intelligence
• The use of intelligence by non-state actors
• The role of intelligence in peacekeeping operations and peace/conflict negotiation processes
• International intelligence cooperation: problems of human rights and oversight
• Democratic control in an age of networked intelligence
• Google vs. James Bond: is secret intelligence defunct?
• Intelligence Studies: where are we and where should we be going?
If interested, please download the form from the ECPR web-site and send your proposal to the Panel chair. The deadline for paper proposals is February 1, 2009.
Dr. Hans Born, Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Prof. Pete Gill, University of Salford; email: email@example.com
Thorsten Wetzling, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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