The Palgrave Handbook of Security, Risk and Intelligence

  • Robert Dover
  • Huw Dylan
  • Michael S. Goodman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Claudia Hillebrand, R. Gerald Hughes
    Pages 1-24
  3. The Changing Nature of Conflict and Crises

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Petra Dolata
      Pages 47-62
    3. Caitriona McLeish
      Pages 63-78
    4. Gail Ridley
      Pages 79-98
    5. Vladimir Rauta, Andrew Mumford
      Pages 99-115
  4. The Changing Nature of Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Scott Jasper, James Wirtz
      Pages 157-176
    3. Patrick F. Walsh
      Pages 177-193
  5. The Changing Nature of Intelligence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 263-263
    2. Zakia Shiraz
      Pages 265-280
    3. Damien Van Puyvelde
      Pages 297-313
    4. David Omand
      Pages 355-371
    5. Arthur Weiss
      Pages 373-392
  6. The Changing Nature of Governance in the Developed World

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 393-393
    2. Ross Bellaby
      Pages 395-409
    3. Robert Dover
      Pages 411-427
    4. Peter Busch
      Pages 429-442
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 495-501

About this book


This handbook provides a detailed analysis of threats and risk in the international system and of how governments and their intelligence services must adapt and function in order to manage the evolving security environment. This environment, now and for the foreseeable future, is characterised by complexity. The development of disruptive digital technologies; the vulnerability of critical national infrastructure; asymmetric threats such as terrorism; the privatisation of national intelligence capabilities: all have far reaching implications for security and risk management. The leading academics and practitioners who have contributed to this handbook have all done so with the objective of cutting through the complexity, and providing insight on the most pressing security, intelligence, and risk factors today. They explore the changing nature of conflict and crises; interaction of the global with the local; the impact of technological; the proliferation of hostile ideologies and the challenge this poses to traditional models of intelligence; and the impact of all these factors on governance and ethical frameworks. The handbook is an invaluable resource for students and professionals concerned with contemporary security and how national intelligence must adapt to remain effective.


Intelligence Security Terrorism Resilience Defence Risk Threat

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert Dover
    • 1
  • Huw Dylan
    • 2
  • Michael S. Goodman
    • 3
  1. 1.Politics and International RelationsUniversity of LeicesterLeicesterUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Department of War StudiesKing's College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Department of War StudiesKing's College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom

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