CFP (IJIC): Domestic Intelligence Organizations in Non-Democratic Regimes

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Call for Papers: International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence

Special Issue: Domestic Intelligence Organizations in Non-Democratic Regimes

The resurgence of authoritarianism in the 21st century coincides with transformations in intelligence that offer states greater surveillance capabilities than any other era of human history. This special issue will explore intelligence in non-democratic regimes to elicit insights on how these non-democratic intelligence cultures and practices might harness intelligence in the future compared to how they have in the past. The editors are particularly interested in case studies that focus less on theory and more on history and new evidence, although papers that offer original theoretical concepts are welcome.

Contributions may include, but are not limited to, the following questions and issues:

·         The role of new technology in domestic intelligence or surveillance by non-democratic states (including the newly-developed digital authoritarianism practices)

·         How ideology shaped domestic intelligence organizations, functions, or operations in non-democratic states

· Single or comparative case studies

· The influence of society, culture, and history on intelligence in non-democratic regimes and vice versa

· The role of individuals as driving forces in non-democratic intelligence structure, organization, and behavior

· The effect of intelligence on minority or underrepresented groups and voices

· The pressure or influence of outside states, including allies, adversaries, or patrons, on intelligence by non-democratic regimes

· Innovations in non-democratic intelligence practices

·  Areas of continuity or discontinuity in the transition from a non-democratic to a democratic state

Abstracts are due by 15 August 2022; Manuscripts are due 15 December 2022.

Manuscripts should be between 4,000-8,000 words (including the abstract, an author bio, references, figures, and tables.) All manuscripts should be formatted following the style of the International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence. 

Submissions or questions: Florina Cristiana Matei, cmatei@nps.eduor Jeff Rogg,