Transformation of the State Security in the Slovak Republic from 1989 to 1992
Publication Type:Journal Article
Source:Connections: The Quarterly Journal, Volume 18, Issue 3, p.87-103 (2019)
Keywords:counterintelligence, democratic control, intelligence, oversight, Slovakia, Transformation
This article describes the main steps of the post-communist transition of the intelligence and counter-intelligence services of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic, first to the purposes of democratization of the federal formation and then to the establishment of the respective capacity of the Slovak Republic. The authors pay particular attention to the introduction of norms and practices of parliamentary oversight of the security services in this early phase of the transformation process.