Security Intelligence Services in New Democracies

The Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania

  • Kieran Williams
  • Dennis Deletant

Part of the Studies in Russia and East Europe book series (SREE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Kieran Williams
    Pages 1-23
  3. Kieran Williams
    Pages 24-54
  4. Kieran Williams
    Pages 55-82
  5. Kieran Williams
    Pages 83-122
  6. Kieran Williams
    Pages 123-158
  7. Dennis Deletant
    Pages 159-210
  8. Kieran Williams
    Pages 263-264
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 265-291

About this book


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.


1989 communism development Europe intelligence police secret police service

Authors and affiliations

  • Kieran Williams
    • 1
  • Dennis Deletant
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Slavonic and East European StudiesUniversity College LondonUK

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