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An analysis of post-Snowden “civil society” intelligence accountability in the United States and United Kingdom

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Liberal regimes committed numerous human rights abuses during the "war on terror," including extrajudicial killings, renditions to secret detention centers, and mass surveillance. The 2013 Snowden revelations not only exposed a flawed oversight system that failed to effectively monitor the actions of intelligence services; they also highlighted the role that different actors within civil society had in bringing these abuses to the attention of the public despite official oversight bodies ignoring them. This chapter, based on over thirty interviews with journalists, activists, scholars, policymakers, and whistleblowers involved in the intelligence scandals, aims to examine the roles and strategies of journalists and activists in uncovering these issues and the transnational dynamics at play, especially with reference to the Snowden revelations.
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Bernardino Leon Reyes. An analysis of post-Snowden “civil society” intelligence accountability in the United States and United Kingdom. Intelligence Oversight and Democratic Control: Who Guards the Guardians?, 33 p., In press. ⟨hal-03952916⟩
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