Call for Papers! Intelligence and National Security Special Issue: Intelligence and Culture

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Call for Papers
October 30, 2020
Subject Fields: 
Contemporary History, Cultural History / Studies, Political History / Studies, Area Studies, Government and Public Service

Call for Papers

Intelligence and National Security

Special Issue: Intelligence and Culture

This is a call for submissions for the Intelligence and National Security’s special issue, ‘Intelligence and Culture’, edited by Michael S Goodman, Mark Stout, and Charlotte Yelamos.

This special issue aims to enlarge the scope on the relationship between intelligence and culture studies, encouraging new methodologies and interdisciplinary approaches. This issue presents three main themes to address this relationship - culture of intelligence; intelligence and culture; and intelligence in culture. These categories define the several distinct angles of culture studies, that together form a well-rounded and comprehensive understanding of culture in nexus of intelligence studies.

Submissions should fall into one of these three themes:

  • Culture of intelligence: Papers addressing the culture of intelligence are encouraged to look beyond the more common themes of national and organisational cultures. Examples to consider are (but not limited to) tactical culture, technology, anthropological studies, and comparative studies.
  • Intelligence and culture: Papers discussing intelligence and culture should be directed towards how intelligence practitioners study or seek to take advantage of the culture of their target, and how intelligence follows the ‘cultural turn’ of war studies.
  • Intelligence in culture: Papers on intelligence in culture should consider the relationship between intelligence and the culture of the public sphere. Examples of such topics to consider are popular and generational cultures, but also how intelligence is linked to cultural practices, such as museum studies or the arts.

Please submit a paragraph abstract of your paper by Friday, 30 October 2020. The abstract is to be sent to

The final deadline for complete papers is Friday, 29 October 2021.

Papers should not exceed 8,000 words inclusive of figure captions and references. Further information for formatting your paper can be found in the journal guidelines here.

Should you have any questions, please email