Stuart Farson


Farson, Stuart.

1. "Accountable and Prepared? Reorganizing Canada's Intelligence Community for the 21st Century." Canadian Foreign Policy 1, no. 3 (Fall 1993): 43-66.

2. "In Crisis and in Flux? Politics, Parliament and Canada's Intelligence Policy." Journal of Conflict Studies 16, no. 1 (Spring 1996): 30-56.

3. "Is Canadian Intelligence Being Reinvented?" Canadian Foreign Policy 6, no. 2 (Winter 1999): 49-83.

4. "National Security and Parliamentary Democracy." Journal of Conflict Studies 15, no. 2 (Fall 1995): 144-149.

5. "The Noble Lie Revisited: Parliament's Five-Year Review of the CSIS Act, Instrument of Change or Weak Link in the Chain of Accountability?" In Accountability for Criminal Justice, ed. Philip Stenning, 185-212. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1995.

6. "Oversight of Canadian Intelligence: A Revisionary Note." Public Law, Autumn 1992, 377-385.

7. "Parliament and Its Servants: Their Role in Scrutinizing Canadian Intelligence." Intelligence and National Security 15, no. 2 (Summer 2000): 225-258.

From Abstract: "This study ... shows how Parliament's capacity to scrutinize Canada's intelligence community is currently inadequate.... [It analyzes] both the shortfalls in current review mechanisms and the steps Parliament would have to take to achieve better scrutiny."

8. "Restructuring Control in Canada: The McDonald Commission of Inquiry and Its Legacy." In Controlling Intelligence, ed. Glenn P. Hastedt, 155-185. London: Frank Cass, 1991.


Farson, Stuart.

1. "Criminal Intelligence vs. Security Intelligence: A Reevaluation of the Police Role in the Response to Terrorism." In Democratic Responses to International Terrorism, ed. David A Charters, 191-228. Dobbs Ferry, NY: Transnational Books, 1991.

2. "Security Intelligence Versus Criminal Intelligence: Lines of Demarcation, Areas of Obfuscation and the Need to Re-evaluate Organizational Roles in Responding to Terrorism." Policing and Society 2 (1991): 65-87.


Farson, Stuart. "Criminology: Influences on the Study of Political Policing and Security Intelligence." Conflict Quarterly 12, no. 3 (Summer 1992): 7-29.


Farson, Stuart. "From Theory to Practice: Canada's Long Road from Model Law to Effective Political Oversight of Security and Intelligence." In Who's Watching the Spies? Establishing Intelligence Service Accountability, eds. Hans Born, Loch K. Johnson, and Ian Leigh, 99-118. Dulles, VA: Potomac, 2005.


Farson, Stuart. "Propriety, Efficacy and Balance: A Preliminary Appraisal of Canada's 'New,' 'Improved' Administrative Security Program." In National Security: Surveillance and Accountability in a Democratic Society, eds. Peter Hanks and John D. McComus, 127-155. Cowansville: Les Editions Yvon Blais, 1989.


Farson, Stuart. "Schools of Thought: National Perceptions of Intelligence." Conflict Quarterly 9, no 2 (Spring 1989): 52-104.


Farson, Stuart. "So You Don’t Like Our Cover Story -- Well, We Have Others: The Development of Canada’s Signals Intelligence Capacity through Administrative Sleight of Hand, 1941-2000.” In (Ab)Using Power: The Canadian Experience, eds. Bob Menzies, Dorothy Chunn, and Susan Boyd, 78-94. Halifax: Fernwood, 2001.

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Farson, Stuart, and Catherine J. Matthews. Criminal Intelligence and Security Intelligence: A Selected Bibliography. Toronto: Center of Criminology, University of Toronto, 1990.


Farson, A. Stuart, David Stafford, and Wesley Wark, eds. Security and Intelligence in a Changing World: New Perspectives for the 1990s. London: Frank Cass, 1991.

Clark comment: This volume began life as papers presented at an international conference of scholars and intelligence experts, organized by the Canadian Association for Security and Intelligence Studies (CASIS), in Ottawa in September 1989. The focus is on the Canadian scene, specifically the CSIS, but the book includes comparative studies of the U.S., British, and Australian systems. Jeffreys-Jones, I&NS 8.2, says that its "variety makes the book a stimulating collection of scholarly essays." It is "doggedly critical as well as supportive."


Farson, Stuart, and Reg Whitaker. "Accounting for the Future or the Past? Developing Accountability and Oversight Systems to Meet Future Intelligence Needs." In The Oxford Handbook of National Security Intelligence, ed. Loch K. Johnson, 673-698. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.


Farson, Stuart, and Reg Whitaker. "Canada." In PSI Handbook of Global Security and lntelligence: Nationol Apprcaches. Volume One: The Americas snd Asia, eds. Stuart Farson, Peter Gill, Mark Phythian, and Shlomo Shpiro, 21-51. Westport, CT: Praeger Security International,, 2008.


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