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The Routledge International Handbook of Universities, Security and Intelligence Studies

Edited by: Liam Francis Gearon

Print publication date:  October  2019
Online publication date:  October  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138572416
eBook ISBN: 9780203702086
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In an era of intensified international terror, universities have been increasingly drawn into an arena of locating, monitoring and preventing such threats, forcing them into often covert relationships with the security and intelligence agencies. With case studies from across the world, the Routledge International Handbook of Universities, Security and Intelligence Studies provides a comparative, in-depth analysis of the historical and contemporary relationships between global universities, national security and intelligence agencies.

Written by leading international experts and from multidisciplinary perspectives, the Routledge International Handbook of Universities, Security and Intelligence Studies provides theoretical, methodological and empirical definition to academic, scholarly and research enquiry at the interface of higher education, security and intelligence studies.

Divided into eight sections, the Handbook explores themes such as:

  • the intellectual frame for our understanding of the university-security-intelligence network;
  • historical, contemporary and future-looking interactions from across the globe;
  • accounts of individuals who represent the broader landscape between universities and the security and intelligence agencies;
  • the reciprocal interplay of personnel from universities to the security and intelligence agencies and vice versa;

  • the practical goals of scholarship, research and teaching of security and intelligence both from within universities and the agencies themselves;
  • terrorism research as an important dimension of security and intelligence within and beyond universities;

  • the implication of security and intelligence in diplomacy, journalism and as an element of public policy;

  • the extent to which security and intelligence practice, research and study far exceeds the traditional remit of commonly held notions of security and intelligence.


Bringing together a unique blend of leading academic and practitioner authorities on security and intelligence, the Routledge International Handbook of Universities, Security and Intelligence Studies is an essential and authoritative guide for researchers and policymakers looking to understand the relationship between universities, the security services and the intelligence community.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The university-security-intelligence nexus Download PDF
Chapter  2:  American universities, the CIA, and the teaching of national security intelligence Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The FBI, cybersecurity, and American campuses Download PDF
Chapter  4:  ‘What was needed were copyists, filers, and really intelligent men of capacity’ Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Datafication and universities Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The relationship between intelligence and the academy in Canada Download PDF
Chapter  7:  ‘I would remind you that NATO is not a university’ Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Understanding the relationships between academia and national security intelligence in the European context Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The German foreign intelligence agency (BND) Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The figure of the traitor in the chekist cosmology  Download PDF
Chapter  11:  How Russia trains its spies Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The Chinese intelligence service Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The Cambridge Spy Ring Download PDF
Chapter  14:  John Gordon Coates PhD DSO (1918–2006) Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The Oxford Intelligence Group Download PDF
Chapter  16:  A Missing Dimension No Longer Download PDF
Chapter  17:  What do we teach when we teach intelligence ethics? Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Secret and ethically sensitive research Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Intelligent studies Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Experimenting with intelligence education Download PDF
Chapter  21:  The epistemologies of terrorism and counterterrorism research Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Dynamics of securitization Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Intelligence and the management of radicalisation and extremism in universities in Asia and Africa Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Between Lucky Jim and George Smiley Download PDF
Chapter  25:  But what do you want it for? Secret intelligence and the foreign policy practitioner Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Intelligence recruitment in 1945 and ‘Peculiar Personal Characteristics’ Download PDF
Chapter  27:  ‘Men of the Professor Type’ revisited Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Open source intelligence Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Overkill Download PDF
Chapter  30:  The art(s and humanities) of security Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Dispelling the myths Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Stalin’s library Download PDF
Chapter  33:  A landscape of lies in the land of letters Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Supplementary Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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