Accountability, Democratic Governance, and Intelligence
Genevieve Lester is a research fellow and lecturer at the University of California, Washington Center, and a non-resident fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington DC. She was a visiting assistant professor and coordinator of intelligence in the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, Washington DC, and a senior fellow at the Center for Security Studies also at Georgetown. Her areas of interest are international relations and security with an emphasis on intelligence and accountability.
1. An analytical approach: intelligence, accountability and oversight; 2. Organizing secrecy: the CIA and institutional control; 3. External accountability: the development of congressional oversight; 4. Congress and oppositional oversight; 5. An independent judiciary? The domestic implications of intelligence and the politics of secret oversight; 6. Conclusions.