Saturday, November 9, 2013

Call for Papers: Any intelligence specialists out there?

Reposting from here:
UPDATE: Deadline extended till Dec 20th 2014.


Edited by Jai Galliott (MQ) and Warren Reed (CQU and ex-Australian Secret Intelligence Service)

Foreign and domestic intelligence agencies have received an exponential increase in their levels of funding and public support in the decade after the September 11 terrorist attacks but have now entered a period of broad public scrutiny and skepticism. This is because despite the huge investment in the human and financial resources of the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and its data collection partners abroad, the large majority of Western nations remain vulnerable to unconventional threats. On a number of fronts - interrogation, torture, the privatisation of national security, drone strikes and electronic surveillance - critics from both inside and outside government are now starting to question the purpose, reach and moral authority of the United States led intelligence establishment. Abstracts pertaining to the above topics are welcomed for inclusion in this proposed volume. Subsequent papers must be philosophically rigorous but accessible to policy makers and upper-level students.

Possible themes and topics might include, but are certainly not limited to, the following: - What is Espionage?

- The History of Intelligence Ethics

- Current Trends: An Engineer’s Perspective on Progress and Prospects

- Intelligence and Preventative/Preemption Distinction

- Just War Theory and Lessons for the Intelligence Community

- The Limits of Intelligence Gathering: Who Should We Watch?

- The Preliminary Case for ‘Enhanced’ Interrogation

- Does Torture Work? A View from Afghanistan

- The Strategic Implications of Torture

- Spies for Hire: The Challenges Posed by Contractors

- Privatised Information Gathering: Morality and Just War Theory

- Military-Industrial Complex and Privacy

- Drones Wars: The CIA and Remote Surveillance

- Ethics, Distance and the Twenty-First Century Intelligence Analyst

- Asymmetric Force and Terroristic ‘Blowback’

- Spying on the Homefront: The NSA and Warrantless Wiretapping

- The Ethics of Cyberwarfare

- Super Spies: Bio-Enhanced Intelligence Officers

- A Better Secret Court: Improving Ethical Oversight of U.S. FISA Courts

- WikiLeaks: Whistleblowing, Morality and the State

- Guiding Intelligence Professions: A Code of Ethics

- Any other relevant topic (we're open to suggestion)

Submission Guidelines & Notes:

1. Submission deadline for abstracts (200-500 words) and CV(s):December 4, 2013. Late submissions will not be accepted.

2. Selected abstracts will be reviewed by the editors and forwarded to Routledge who will review the collection with a view to contracting the project. There's also some scope to publish under one the editor's new Emerging Technologies series with Ashgate, depending on the final makeup of papers.

3. Authors will receive a response roughly 8 weeks after the closing date for submissions.

4. Tentative submission deadline for drafts of accepted papers (approx. 5000 words): late 2014.

5. All submissions (in Word format) and inquiries should be directed to Jai Galliott at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia via

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