(Postgraduate Researcher of the Centre for Intelligence and Security Studies, Brunel University, (UK) and Research Associate of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS), Athens, Greece.
Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) based in Athens, Greece. (Publication Date: 22 June 2014)
The tensions between intelligence and democracy can never be entirely resolved. In new and relatively new democracies like Portugal, the relationship between the intelligence organizations of the state and democracy appears to be delicate. Areas such as the interagency cooperation, the oversight mechanisms of the state, the role of the police and the military appear to be quite subtle. Owing to cultural constraints, resistance to change may arise in (relatively) new democracies. Past legacies hold the Portuguese intelligence community (IC) behind from democratizing itself quickly and effectively....