Securing the State

David Omand

Verlag: Hurst, 2010
ISBN 10: 1849040788 / ISBN 13: 9781849040785
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Inhaltsangabe: Governments recognise that national security in the turbulent conditions of the early twenty-first century must centre on the creation of public confidence that normal life can continue even in the face of threats such as terrorism and proliferation, and of natural hazards such as pandemics and climate change. Based on his own experience in government, David Omand argues that while public security is vital for good government, the effects of bad government will result from failure to maintain the right relationship between justice, liberty, privacy, civic harmony and security measures. His book examines in detail how secret intelligence helps governments to deliver security, but also risks raising public concern over its methods. A set of ethical principles is proposed to guide intelligence and security work within the framework of human rights. Securing the State provides a new way of thinking about the cycle of activities that generates secret intelligence, examines the issues that arise from the way that modern intelligence uses technology to access new sources of information, and discusses how the meaning of intelligence can best be elucidated. The limits of intelligence in enabling greater security are explored, especially in guiding government in a world in which we must learn not to be surprised by surprise. Illustrated throughout by historical examples, David Omand provides new perspectives for practitioners and those teaching security and intelligence studies and for a wider readership offers an accessible introduction to pressing issues of public policy.

Rezension: 'David Omand's superb book is a reminder of why state security is important. . . Every security practitioner should read this book, which distils so much experience gathered at the sharp end of security. Sir David Omand is undoubtedly one of the most able people to have served in British government since the Second World War.' --Times Literary Supplement

'An invaluable handbook for politicians, intelligence professionals, journalists and anyone else who wants to know what should and should not be done in the name of securing the state in an age of surprise, turbulence and implacably hostile terrorist networks that are more than capable of using the latest technology.' --The Economist

'Few books on national security become instant classics in their field. Sir David Omand's brilliantly insightful and authoritative Securing the State likely will be one of those. It is one of the most important studies on the role intelligence services play in crafting successful counterterrorism measures by governments, the book's primary, although not sole, focus.' --The Washington Times

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Titel: Securing the State
Verlag: Hurst
Erscheinungsdatum: 2010
Einband: Hardcover
Zustand: Fine
Auflage: First Edition.

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Verlag: C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd Dez 2011 (2011)
ISBN 10: 1849041881 ISBN 13: 9781849041881
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Buchbeschreibung C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd Dez 2011, 2011. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 215x139x23 mm. Neuware - Sir David Omand served as Intelligence and Security Coordinator in the Cabinet Office from 2002-2005, coordinating counterterrorism strategy. He draws on historical examples to argue for a new outlook on the relationship between security and intelligence--one that respects human rights and avoids the pitfalls of flawed information. 368 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781849041881

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