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Intelligence and State-Building

Bay, Sebastian LU (2010) STVM11 20101
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This master’s thesis contributes to the theoretical development of the role of intelligence services in state-building. To that end it establishes a theoretical framework consisting of current research in the field of intelligence and state-building. The role of the Kenyan intelligence services in the Kenyan state-building endeavor is then thoroughly analyzed using a range of primary and secondary materials, as well as a number of interviews with individuals central to the Kenyan intelligence reforms. This thesis then merges the Kenyan case study with the established theoretical framework to form a number of theoretical reductions on intelligence and state-building.

This thesis offers a number of insights into the role of intelligence... (More)
This master’s thesis contributes to the theoretical development of the role of intelligence services in state-building. To that end it establishes a theoretical framework consisting of current research in the field of intelligence and state-building. The role of the Kenyan intelligence services in the Kenyan state-building endeavor is then thoroughly analyzed using a range of primary and secondary materials, as well as a number of interviews with individuals central to the Kenyan intelligence reforms. This thesis then merges the Kenyan case study with the established theoretical framework to form a number of theoretical reductions on intelligence and state-building.

This thesis offers a number of insights into the role of intelligence and state-building, providing theoretical spectacles through which some of these processes can be understood. By doing so it identifies interesting and important fields where further research is needed. It also underscores the general need to further study the role of intelligence services, especially in new democracies, to advance the understanding of contemporary state-building. (Less)
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author
Bay, Sebastian LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
Understanding the Role of Intelligence Services in State-Building: The Case of Kenya
course
STVM11 20101
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
SSR, Kenya, Intelligence, State-building, Democratization
language
English
id
1608306
date added to LUP
2010-06-29 15:50:07
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2010-06-29 15:50:07
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  abstract     = {This master’s thesis contributes to the theoretical development of the role of intelligence services in state-building. To that end it establishes a theoretical framework consisting of current research in the field of intelligence and state-building. The role of the Kenyan intelligence services in the Kenyan state-building endeavor is then thoroughly analyzed using a range of primary and secondary materials, as well as a number of interviews with individuals central to the Kenyan intelligence reforms. This thesis then merges the Kenyan case study with the established theoretical framework to form a number of theoretical reductions on intelligence and state-building.

This thesis offers a number of insights into the role of intelligence and state-building, providing theoretical spectacles through which some of these processes can be understood. By doing so it identifies interesting and important fields where further research is needed. It also underscores the general need to further study the role of intelligence services, especially in new democracies, to advance the understanding of contemporary state-building.},
  author       = {Bay, Sebastian},
  keyword      = {SSR,Kenya,Intelligence,State-building,Democratization},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Intelligence and State-Building},
  year         = {2010},
}