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Global Intelligence Oversight: Governing Security in the Twenty-First Century

Zachary K. Goldman and Samuel J. Rascoff


In a world that is increasingly unstable, intelligence services such as the American CIA, the U.K.’s Secret Intelligence Service, and Israel’s Mossad exist to deliver security and stability. Whether the challenge involves terrorism, cybersecurity, or the renewed specter of great power conflict, intelligence agencies mitigate threats and provide decisional advantage to national security leaders. But empowered intelligence services require adequate supervision and oversight, which must be about more than the narrow (if still precarious) task of ensuring the legality of covert operations and surv ... More

Keywords: intelligence, surveillance, national security, cybersecurity, terrorism, constitutional law, privacy, civil liberties, intelligence oversight, covert operations

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190458072
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190458072.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Zachary K. Goldman, editor
Executive Director, New York University School of Law Center on Law & Security

Samuel J. Rascoff, editor
Professor of Law, Faculty Director, New York University School of Law; NYU School of Law Center on Law & Security

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Part One Transnational Oversight

4 Global Change and Megatrends

Christopher A. Kojm *

Part Two Judicial Oversight

6 In Law We Trust

Raphael Bitton *

Part Three Executive Branch and Independent Oversight

12 Executive Oversight of Intelligence Agencies in Australia

Keiran Hardy * and George Williams **

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