Intelligence organizations and political stability

Document Type : Research Paper



This article tries to answer this question;  how and through what mechanism, intelligence organizations effect political stability and prevent instability? Findings of research show that intelligence organization as an independent variable, effects political stability as a dependent variable, through mediator variables such as relative deprivation, political opportunities, external factors, political anomy, legitimacy, democracy, social movements, political culture, and economic problems. In the end, author claims that the best strategy for intelligence organizations to promote and protect political stability is to focus on “cognitive actions” instead of “covert actions” and “Participation in policy making” instead of “warning”.


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