Routledge Companion to Intelligence Studies

by Robert Dover, Michael S. Goodman, Claudia Hillebrand

The Routledge Companion to Intelligence Studies provides a broad overview of the growing field of intelligence studies.

The recent growth of interest in intelligence and security studies has led to an increased demand for popular depictions of intelligence and reference works to explain the architecture and underpinnings of intelligence activity. Divided into five comprehensive sections, this Companion provides a strong survey of the cutting-edge research in the field of intelligence studies:

  • Part I: The evolution of intelligence studies;
  • Part II: Abstract approaches to intelligence;
  • Part III: Historical approaches to intelligence;
  • Part IV: Systems of intelligence;
  • Part V: Contemporary challenges.

With a broad focus on the origins, practices and nature of intelligence, the book not only addresses classical issues, but also examines topics of recent interest in security studies. The overarching aim is to reveal the rich tapestry of intelligence studies in both a sophisticated and accessible way.

This Companion will be essential reading for students of intelligence studies and strategic studies, and highly recommended for students of defence studies, foreign policy, Cold War studies, diplomacy and international relations in general.


  • Taylor and Francis; September 2013
  • ISBN: 9781134480296
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: Routledge Companion to Intelligence Studies
  • Author: Robert Dover (ed.); Michael S. Goodman (ed.); Claudia Hillebrand (ed.)
  • Imprint: Routledge

About The Author

Robert 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 Michael S. Goodman, of Spinning Intelligence: Why Intelligence Needs the Media, Why the Media Needs Intelligence (2009).

Michael S. Goodman is Reader 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 Lecturer in the Department of International Politics at Aberystwyth University. She is author of Counter-Terrorism Networks in the European Union: Maintaining Democratic Legitimacy after 9/11 (2012).