Democracy Declassified: The Secrecy Dilemma in National Security

Democracy Declassified: The Secrecy Dilemma in National Security

by Michael Colaresi


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199389773
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 09/02/2014
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Michael P. Colaresi is Professor of Political Science at Michigan State University.

Table of Contents

I Democracy Classified: The Uses of Secrecy
1 Theories of Democratic Transparency and Foreign Policy Success
2 Not So Exceptional: The Theory, Uses, and Reality of National Security
Secrecy in Democracies
II The Abuses of Secrecy and Public Consent
3 The Potential Abuses of National Security Secrecy
4 The Consequences of Potential Abuse for Public Consent
III Democracy Declassified: the Dilemma and Oversight
5 Solving the Secrecy Dilemma
6 The Consequences of National Security Oversight in Democracies
IV The Evidence
7 A View of National Security Oversight Institutions
8 Revealing Evidence: Support, Spending and Success
V Conclusion
9 Implications and Innovations
Appendices: Formal Models, Data and Statistical Result

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