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MI6 and the Machinery of Spying

Structure and Process in Britain's Secret Intelligence

By Philip Davies

Routledge – 2004 – 408 pages

Series: Studies in Intelligence

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Description

Philip H. J. Davies is one of a growing number of British academic scholars of intelligence, but the only academic to approach the subject in terms of political science rather than history. He wrote his PhD at the University of Reading on the topic 'Organisational Development of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service 1909-1979', and has published extensively on intelligence and defence issues. After completing his PhD he taught for a year and a half on the University of London external degree programme in Singapore before returning to the UK to lecture at the University of Reading for two years. He was formerly Associate Professor of International and Security Studies at the University of Malaya in Malaysia where he not only conducted his research but provided a range of training and consultancy services to the Malaysian intelligence and foreign services. He is now based at Brunel University, UK

Reviews

'Philip Davies has written what is bound to become the standard account of how MI6 is organized and how that organization has evolved over time.'- Christie Davies, Political Studies Review

'A very thoroughly researched contribution to political studies based on confidential interviews with former SIS officers and archives.' - Christie Davies, Political Studies Review

Contents

1. Introduction 2. Origins and the First World War, 1903-18 3. The Inter-war Years, 1919-39 4. War Without and Within, 1939-45 5. A New Kind of War, 1946-56 6. To the End of the Cold War and After, 1956-95 7. Machines of Government and Intelligence

Author Bio

Philip H. J. Davies is one of a growing number of British academic scholars of intelligence, but the only academic to approach the subject in terms of political science rather than history. He wrote his PhD at the University of Reading on the topic 'Organisational Development of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service 1909-1979', and has published extensively on intelligence and defence issues. After completing his PhD he taught for a year and a half on the University of London external degree programme in Singapore before returning to the UK to lecture at the University of Reading for two years. He was formerly Associate Professor of International and Security Studies at the University of Malaya in Malaysia where he not only conducted his research but provided a range of training and consultancy services to the Malaysian intelligence and foreign services. He is now based at Brunel University, UK

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Description: By Philip Davies. Philip H. J. Davies is one of a growing number of British academic scholars of intelligence, but the only academic to approach the subject in terms of political science rather than history. He wrote his PhD at the University of Reading on the topic...
Categories: Intelligence, British Politics, Strategic Studies, Military & Naval History, Foreign Policy, International Relations, International Security, Intelligence Studies