Worth a Look: Routledge Companion to Intelligence Studies

Intelligence (Government/Secret), Intelligence (Public), Worth A Look
Amazon Page
Amazon Page

The Routledge Companion to Intelligence Studies provides a broad of the growing field of intelligence studies, acting as a relection of the state of the art of the subdiscipline.

Focusing on the origins, practice and nature of intelligence studies, this Companion features essays by an array of international experts. It first explains the generic lessons of intelligence – what it is, how it is collected, and how it is processed. It then dedicates sections to the evolution of intelligence; to key episodes in modern history; and to contemporary and future threats. The importance of these three sections is to highlight how our understanding of  ‘intelligence’ has been shaped by the nature of the ‘threat’. A final section offers a comparison of national intelligence systems from around the world, grounding the book in an international context and opening up Western readers to accounts of hitherto fairly unexplored countries such as China, South Africa and Japan.

This Companion will be essential reading for students of intelligence studies and strategic studies, and highly recommended for students of defense studies, foreign policy, cold war studies, diplomacy, and International Relations in general.

Rob Dover is senior lecturer in International Relations and Director of Taught Postgraduate Programmes at Loughborough University. He is author of The Europeanization of British Defence Policy 1997-2005 (2007) and co-author, with Goodman, of Spinning Intelligence (2009).

Michael Goodman is a senior lecturer in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London. He is author of Spying on the Nuclear Bear: Anglo-American Intelligence and the Soviet Bomb (2008), and co-author of Spinning Intelligence: Why Intelligence Needs the Media, Why the Media Needs Intelligence (2009).

Claudia Hillebrand is a lecturer in the Department of International Politics at Aberystwyth University.


Part I: The Evolution of Intelligence Studies 1. The Development of the Field of Intelligence Studies, Loch Johnson Part II: Abstract Approaches to Intelligence 2. Theories of Intelligence, Michael Warner 3. Cultures of Intelligence, Mark Phythian 4. Philosophy, Theory and Intelligence, Jennifer Sims 5. Strategists and Intelligence, John Ferris 6. The Cycle of Intelligence, David Omand 7. The Craft of Intelligence Robert Steele Part III: Historical Approaches to Intelligence 8. Signals Intelligence, David Kahn 9. Human Intelligence, Len Scott 10. Economic Intelligence, Peter Davies 11. Technical Intelligence, Matthew Aid 12. Open Source Intelligence, Stevyn Gibson Part IV: Systems of Intelligence 13. United Kingdom, Michael S. Goodman 14. United States, Stephen Marrin 15. Canada, Wesley Wark 16. Australia, Frank Cain 17. France, Pierre Lethier 18. India, Rudra Chaudhuri 19. China, Nick Eftimiades 20. Japan, Ken Kotani 21. Israel, Shmuel Bar 22. Germany, Anna Daun 23. Russia, TBC 24. Spain, Ruben Arcos Part V: Contemporary Challenges 25. Terrorism and Asymmetric Opponents, Neal Pollard 26. Cybersecurity, Dave Clemente 27. Globalisation and Borders, Richard Aldrich 28. Weapons of Mass Destruction, James Wirtz 29. Energy and Food Security, Petra Dolata 30. Intelligence Liaison, James Walsh 31. Communications, Robert Dover 32. Intelligence Oversight and Accountability, Claudia Hillebrand 33. Organised Crime, Peter Gill

NOTE:  Although listed as a September 2013 release, our understanding is that it is actually being released in July 2013.  Highly recommended for students and practitioners.  We intend to publish INTELLIGENCE with INTEGRITY: Decision Support in the Public Interest by mid-summer.  The two books will complement one another.

Opt in for free daily update from this free blog. Separately The Steele Report ($11/mo) offers weekly text report and live webinar exclusive to paid subscribers, who can also ask questions of Robert. Or donate to ask questions directly of Robert.