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    • BCSP Executive Director is one of the authors of the Handbook of European Intelligence Cultures

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    • Date: 01 December 2016

      National intelligence services are shaped by their country’s history and environment, it is starting standpoint of extensive and unique review of European intelligence services which has been contributed by BCSP review of situation in Serbia.

      Featuring 32 countries such as Germany, Belgium, Croatia, Norway, Latvia, France, the work provides insight into a number of rarely discussed national intelligence agencies to allow for comparative study and better comprehension.

      In their chapters, experts from different countries examine the environment in which an organization operates, its actors, and cultural and ideological climate, to cover both the external and internal factors that influence a nation’s intelligence community.

      “In analysis of intelligence services, it is important to analyze legal framework, but even more is important to find out which influence and interests was principal in time of law’s adoption and modification, as well the extent to which laws are applied in practice. It’s significant to observe how politicians influence work of intelligence services. Do they use intelligence services for strengthening their political power or for protection of national interest and society? In other words, does intelligence services presents service of politicians or citizens”, says executive director Predrag Petrović, one of the authors of the handbook.

      Publisher of the book is Rowman & Littlefield and it can be ordered through link. Book is  also available in BCSP’s library

      Report was translated by BCSP Intern Aleksandra Ivankovic.

       
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