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The Resource National intelligence and science : beyond the great divide in analysis and policy, Wilhelm Agrell and Gregory F. Treverton

National intelligence and science : beyond the great divide in analysis and policy, Wilhelm Agrell and Gregory F. Treverton

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National intelligence and science : beyond the great divide in analysis and policy
Title
National intelligence and science
Title remainder
beyond the great divide in analysis and policy
Statement of responsibility
Wilhelm Agrell and Gregory F. Treverton
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Language
eng
Summary
"Intelligence is currently facing increasingly challenging cross-pressures from both a need for accurate and timely assessments of potential or imminent security threats and the unpredictability of many of these emerging threats. We are living in a social environment of growing security and intelligence challenges, yet the traditional, narrow intelligence process is becoming increasingly insufficient for coping with diffuse, complex, and rapidly-transforming threats. The essence of intelligence is no longer the collection, analysis, and dissemination of secret information, but has become instead the management of uncertainty in areas critical for overriding security goals--not only for nations, but also for the international community as a whole. For its part, scientific research on major societal risks like climate change is facing a similar cross-pressure from demand on the one hand and incomplete data and developing theoretical concepts on the other. For both of these knowledge-producing domains, the common denominator is the paramount challenges of framing and communicating uncertainty and of managing the pitfalls of politicization National Intelligence and Science is one of the first attempts to analyze these converging domains and the implications of their convergence, in terms of both more scientific approaches to intelligence problems and intelligence approaches to scientific problems. Science and intelligence constitute, as the book spells out, two remarkably similar and interlinked domains of knowledge production, yet ones that remain traditionally separated by a deep political, cultural, and epistemological divide. Looking ahead, the two twentieth-century monoliths--the scientific and the intelligence estates--are becoming simply outdated in their traditional form. The risk society is closing the divide, though in a direction not foreseen by the proponents of turning intelligence analysis into a science, or the new production of scientific knowledge"--
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Agrell, Wilhelm
Index
index present
LC call number
JF1525.I6
LC item number
A4325 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Treverton, Gregory F
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  • Intelligence service
  • Science
  • National security
  • Security, International
  • Uncertainty (Information theory)
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / General
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Environmental Policy
  • SCIENCE / General
Label
National intelligence and science : beyond the great divide in analysis and policy, Wilhelm Agrell and Gregory F. Treverton
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-211) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Odd Twins of Uncertainty -- Framing the Divide -- What Is Analysis? Roads Not Taken -- Intelligence Challenges in Scientific Research -- Exploring Other Domains -- Common Core Issues: Intelligence Analysis, Medicine, and Policy Analysis -- Challenges for Intelligence -- Politicization: Disseminating and Distorting Knowledge -- Beyond the Divide: Framing and Assessing Risks under Prevailing Uncertainty
Control code
890180898
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 219 pages
Isbn
9780199360864
Lccn
2014024770
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40024588477
System control number
(OCoLC)890180898
Label
National intelligence and science : beyond the great divide in analysis and policy, Wilhelm Agrell and Gregory F. Treverton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-211) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Odd Twins of Uncertainty -- Framing the Divide -- What Is Analysis? Roads Not Taken -- Intelligence Challenges in Scientific Research -- Exploring Other Domains -- Common Core Issues: Intelligence Analysis, Medicine, and Policy Analysis -- Challenges for Intelligence -- Politicization: Disseminating and Distorting Knowledge -- Beyond the Divide: Framing and Assessing Risks under Prevailing Uncertainty
Control code
890180898
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 219 pages
Isbn
9780199360864
Lccn
2014024770
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40024588477
System control number
(OCoLC)890180898

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