The past decade has seen renewed focus on the need for democratic oversight of intelligence communities in Western democracies. In this book academic and policy experts synthesise developments in Australia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, the United States and United Kingdom.
Legal and administrative frameworks, executive prerogatives and power – and their potential abuses, operational work and analytical tradecraft, crisis management, human rights, state-sponsored detention and interrogation policy and the separation of powers are discussed.
Foreword by Kim Beazley
Introduction: Watching the Watchmen
The Australian Intelligence Community
Democratic Accountability of the US Intelligence Community
Accountability of the Canadian Security and Intelligence Community Post 9/11: Still a long and winding road?
New Zealand: Small Community, Central Control
Britian’s Machinery of Intelligence Accountability: Realistic Oversight in the Absence of Moral Panic
Philip H J Davies
The Challenges of Intelligence Oversight in a Normalising Japan
The Politicisation of Intelligence
Appendix 1: Police/ ASIO Powers of Detention