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Security Intelligence Services in New Democracies

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Zusatztext `This is an engagingly written and extremely topical book that sheds new light on the important relationship between political transition and the reform of security services. The authors explore the concept of security intelligence and place the discussion of post-Communist Europe within the wider context of transitions from authoritarian rule and security-sector reform. The substantive chapters on Czech! Slovak and Romanian security services are extremely well researched and shed new light on the intricate details of security reform; one cannot find this detailed information elsewhere in English-language sources. This is an important and informative book.' - Charles King! Ion Ratui Chair of Romanian Studies! Georgetown University Informationen zum Autor KIERAN WILLIAMS is Lecturer at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies! University College London. Among his publications are The Prague Spring and its Aftermath: Czechoslovak Politics! 1968-1970 (1997)! which was awarded the BASEES/Orbis prize in 1998. DENNIS DELETANT is Professor of Romanian Studies at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies! University College London. At the end of December 1989 he returned to Bucharest as consultant to the BBC during the Romanian revolution. Klappentext The first account of the secret police in Eastern Europe and after 1989! this book uses a wide range of sources! including archives! to identify what has and has not changed since the end of communism. After explaining the structure and workings of two of the area's most feared services! Czechoslovakia's StB and Romania's Securitate! the authors details the creation of new security intelligence institutions! the development of contacts with the West! and forms of democratic control. Zusammenfassung The first account of the secret police in Eastern Europe and after 1989! this book uses a wide range of sources! including archives! to identify what has and has not changed since the end of communism. Inhaltsverzeichnis List of Abbreviations Introduction; K.Williams The StB in Czechoslovakia! 1945-1989; K.Williams Czechoslovakia! 1990-92; K.Williams The Czech Republic since 1993; K.Williams Slovakia since 1993; K.Williams The Securitate Legacy in Romania; D.Deletant The Successors to the Securitate; D.Deletant Conclusion; K.Williams Bibliography Index ...

Autorentext
KIERAN WILLIAMS is Lecturer at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London. Among his publications are The Prague Spring and its Aftermath: Czechoslovak Politics, 1968-1970 (1997), which was awarded the BASEES/Orbis prize in 1998.

DENNIS DELETANT is Professor of Romanian Studies at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London. At the end of December 1989 he returned to Bucharest as consultant to the BBC during the Romanian revolution.

Klappentext

The first account of the secret police in Eastern Europe and after 1989, this book uses a wide range of sources, including archives, to identify what has and has not changed since the end of communism. After explaining the structure and workings of two of the area's most feared services, Czechoslovakia's StB and Romania's Securitate, the authors details the creation of new security intelligence institutions, the development of contacts with the West, and forms of democratic control.



Inhalt
List of Abbreviations Introduction; K.Williams The StB in Czechoslovakia, 1945-1989; K.Williams Czechoslovakia, 1990-92; K.Williams The Czech Republic since 1993; K.Williams Slovakia since 1993; K.Williams The Securitate Legacy in Romania; D.Deletant The Successors to the Securitate; D.Deletant Conclusion; K.Williams Bibliography Index

Produktinformationen

Titel: Security Intelligence Services in New Democracies
Untertitel: The Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania
Autor:
EAN: 9780333713723
ISBN: 978-0-333-71372-3
Format: Fester Einband
Herausgeber: Springer Palgrave Macmillan
Genre: Medien & Kommunikation
Anzahl Seiten: 291
Gewicht: 500g
Größe: H216mm x B216mm x T138mm
Jahr: 2000
Auflage: 2001

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