From committees of parliamentarians to parliamentary committees: comparing intelligence oversight reform in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK

Defty, Andrew (2020) From committees of parliamentarians to parliamentary committees: comparing intelligence oversight reform in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK. Intelligence and National Security, 35 (3). pp. 367-384. ISSN 0268-4527

Full content URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/02684527.2020.1732646

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Abstract

Some form of legislative oversight of intelligence has become the norm in most democratic states. The near universal acceptance of the need for democratic oversight does not, however, mark the end of a process of intelligence accountability. In many states following a period of establishment and then consolidation, intelligence oversight mechanisms have begun to evolve as oversight committees have sought extra powers and developed new roles. This article examines reforms in parliamentary intelligence oversight committees in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK, focusing on the form, mandate, membership, powers and resources of the committees as well as their engagement with other parliamentary actors.

Keywords:legislative oversight, parliamentary committees, oversight reform
Subjects:L Social studies > L230 UK Government/Parliamentary Studies
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Social & Political Sciences
ID Code:41504
Deposited On:16 Jul 2020 09:41

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