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Intelligence Analysis and Policy MakingThe Canadian Experience$
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Thomas Juneau and Stephanie Carvin

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9781503613508

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: January 2022

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9781503613508.001.0001

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Governance and Structure

Governance and Structure

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(p.13) 1 Governance and Structure
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Intelligence Analysis and Policy Making
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Thomas Juneau

Stephanie Carvin

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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9781503613508.003.0002

The Canadian intelligence community’s nominal center, the National Security and Intelligence Advisor to the Prime Minister, has limited ability to coordinate the work of the community as a whole, and a limited capacity to coerce and cajole counterparts to work together. This relatively weak central leadership makes it more difficult to manage the activities of the community in a coordinated manner. This contrasts sharply with other national contexts, especially the US, where stronger institutions imply that personalities have a lesser impact on intelligence-policy dynamics. The chapter then examines the impact of structural factors that shape the work of the Canadian intelligence community: dependency on foreign intelligence and lack of a foreign human intelligence service, as well as uncertainty in the face of ongoing reforms and enhanced oversight and review. The chapter concludes with a case study of the Intelligence Assessment Secretariat in the Privy Council Office.

Keywords:   Institutions, governance, centralization, personalities, mandates, foreign intelligence, Canadianization, review and oversight, Intelligence Assessment Secretariat

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