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Title: Intelligence and the machinery of government: conceptualizing the intelligence community
Authors: Davies, PHJ
Keywords: Intelligence;Security;Core executive;Public management;Interdepartmentalism;Interagency;Public choice;Neoinstitutionalism
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: SAGE Journals
Citation: Public Policy and Administration, 25:1, pp. 29 - 46, 2010
Abstract: This article argues that the failure to address intelligence agencies as public organizations part and parcel with the overt machinery of government constitutes a significant lacuna both in the specialist study of intelligence and the broader discipline of public administration studies. The role and status of intelligence institutions as aspects of the machinery of central government is examined, along with the prospects of certain key paradigms in the field for understanding those institutions are considered. Finally, the implications for the wider study of decision-making, policy and public management will be examined.
ISSN: 0952-0767
Appears in Collections:Politics and International Relations

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