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Security in a Small Nation: Scotland, Democracy, Politics Book Launch
Mon 8 May 2017, 16:00 – 17:30 BST
The editor Andrew W. Neal will introduce the book and authors Juliet Kaarbo, Sandy Hardie and Charles D. Raab will speak about their contributions.
About the book
Security in a Small Nation provides an analysis of the politics of security. Its authors reflect on a number of related issues including international comparisons, alliances, regional cooperation, terrorism, intelligence sharing, democratic oversight, and media coverage. It has a particular focus on what security means for small states and democratic politics.
Security in a Small Nation: Scotland, Democracy, Politics was published by OpenBook Publishers and can be downloaded open access.
Book chapter outline
Introduction, Andrew W. Neal
1. Perspectives on Small State Security in the Scottish Independence Debate, Juliet Kaarbo and Daniel Kenealy
2. Do Small States Need ‘Alliance Shelter’? Scotland and the Nordic Nations, Baldur Thorhallsson and Alyson J. K. Bailes
3. Security, Privacy and Oversight, Charles D. Raab
4. Parliamentary Oversight of Intelligence Agencies: Lessons from Westminster, Hugh Bochel and Andrew Defty
5. Scotland and the Politics of Intelligence Accountability, Colin Atkinson, Nick Brooke and Brian Harris
6. ‘Hardly a Moment’s Discussion’? Intelligence and the Scottish Referendum, Sandy Hardie
7. Press Scrutiny and the Proposals for Security and Intelligence in an Independent Scotland, Eamonn P. O’Neill
8. To Speak Security or Not to Speak Security? Responsibility and Deference in the Scottish Independence Debate, Andrew W. Neal
Concluding Remarks: The Narrative of Security and Pathways of Transition, Thierry Balzacq