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Secret services and public authorities - institutional relationship PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 02 February 2011 10:15

Author: Adam Rogala-Lewicki

Title:Secret services and public authorities - institutional relationship

Intelligence services are permanent and stable element of political state structure. Basic feature combined with them is confidentiality and secrecy. What is more, intelligence services mostly are divided into civil and military part. Duties are connected with intelligence tasks and counterespionage tasks. One can described then as a informational, law enforcement and surveillance. In non-democratic states usually they plat the role of political police maintaining current power. In this contexts civil supervision under intelligence services is crucial. Modern, complex world raise for them new form of tasks.

Keywords: security, confidentiality, secrecy, supervision, information, control, intelligence.

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