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Intelligence Intervention in the Politics of Democratic States: The United States, Israel, and Britain (Hardback)
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Intelligence Intervention in the Politics of Democratic States: The United States, Israel, and Britain (Hardback)

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Hardback 412 Pages / Published: 22/05/1995
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This book studies intelligence intervention in politics in the modern democratic state. In theory, intelligence work should be objective, autonomous, and free of political influence; at its best, it should be guided solely by the professional ethic of intelligence. In reality, however, unavoidable political pressures, as well as bureaucratic and personal interests, can and often do influence the conduct of intelligence work. In tracing and explaining the effects of these pressures and interests on the behavior of intelligence organizations and individuals, Uri Bar-Joseph analyzes four cases of intelligence intervention in politics: the 1961 Bay of Pigs episode; the 1954 Israeli "Unfortunate Business Affair"; the 1920 British "Henry Wilson Affair"; and the 1924 "Zinoviev Letter Affair."

Publisher: Pennsylvania State University Press
ISBN: 9780271013312
Number of pages: 412
Weight: 866 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 30 mm


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"Uri Bar-Joseph has written a fascinating and well-researched book that explores what can happen when secret intelligence services in democratic societies violate their charters and allow political zeal to overcome professional duties. His case studies alone are worth the price of the book--they explore a wealth of new material--and his section on theory should be welcome to any serious student of strategic intelligence."

--Arthur S. Hulnick, Boston University


"Uri Bar-Joseph's research into archives in three countries is impressive. His recommendation that intelligence services should be more closely supervised by those outside the executive office will be widely supported, not least because of his new and thoughtful arguments in favor of the proposition. The book should become the authoritative work in its field, and being well-written will command a wide readership."

--Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones, University of Edinburgh

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