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Studies in Russia and East Europe

Security Intelligence Services in New Democracies

The Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania

Authors: Williams, K., Deletant, D.

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The first account of the secret police in Eastern Europe and after 1989, this book uses a wide range of sources, including archives, to identify what has and has not changed since the end of communism. After explaining the structure and workings of two of the area's most feared services, Czechoslovakia's StB and Romania's Securitate, the authors details the creation of new security intelligence institutions, the development of contacts with the West, and forms of democratic control.

About the authors

KIERAN WILLIAMS is Lecturer at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London. Among his publications are The Prague Spring and its Aftermath: Czechoslovak Politics, 1968-1970 (1997), which was awarded the BASEES/Orbis prize in 1998.

DENNIS DELETANT is Professor of Romanian Studies at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London. At the end of December 1989 he returned to Bucharest as consultant to the BBC during the Romanian revolution.

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`This is an engagingly written and extremely topical book that sheds new light on the important relationship between political transition and the reform of security services. The authors explore the concept of security intelligence and place the discussion of post-Communist Europe within the wider context of transitions from authoritarian rule and security-sector reform. The substantive chapters on Czech, Slovak and Romanian security services are extremely well researched and shed new light on the intricate details of security reform; one cannot find this detailed information elsewhere in English-language sources. This is an important and informative book.' - Charles King, Ion Ratui Chair of Romanian Studies, Georgetown University


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Security Intelligence Services in New Democracies
Book Subtitle
The Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania
Authors
Series Title
Studies in Russia and East Europe
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-4039-0536-9
DOI
10.1057/9781403905369
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-71372-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-40310-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 291
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