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Building intelligence agencies in new democracies: The case of Kosovo Intelligence Agency
Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Political Science.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Creating democratic and accountable intelligence agencies is a difficult process for both old and new democracies. This is because of the conflict that exists between democracy and intelligence. While the first is related to accountability and transparence, the other has secrecy as its core nature. Finding a proper balance between this two is an exhausting process which requires time in combination with a big portion of political will.

The intelligence reform in Kosovo is in many ways similar to those in post-authoritarian transitions. Kosovo as new state is faced with weak state institutions, serious problems with corruption and organized crime, lack of democratic experience, inequality, and other social and economic issues. Further, similar to other transitions Kosovo lacks both experience and civilian capacity on the field of the intelligence. On the other side, however, the intelligence reform in Kosovo quite unique. While most new democracies struggle with weakening the authoritarian structures in their country in order to make them accountable to the people, Kosovo is still aspiring to pursue full sovereignty. With an independence overseen by the international community, and its northern border controlled by international organizations, Kosovo has yet to start to gain experience on self-rule. Kosovo has started its post-war transition, but has yet to wait for its democratic transition to commence.

Intelligence agencies are essential to a state’s national security. By neutralizing security threats to the overall democratic reform, they allow for a broader democratic reform to take place. One of the most serious problems in new democracies is to keep intelligence agencies free from political abuse. Although difficult, there are mechanisms to be adopted in order to ensure democratic control of intelligence agencies.

The aim of this thesis is to examine and analyze the law for the establishment of the Kosovo Intelligence Agency. Further, the thesis aims to identifying challenges on intelligence reform facing Kosovo and other new democracies. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 50 p.
Keyword [en]
Kosovo, intelligence reform, new democracies, Kosovo Intelligence Agency, KIA, intelligence agencies.
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Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-27120ISRN: JU-IHH-SKA-2-20150001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-27120DiVA: diva2:819854
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IHH, Political Science
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Available from: 2015-06-30 Created: 2015-06-11 Last updated: 2015-06-30Bibliographically approved

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