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Jeremy Black

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780300167955

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300167955.001.0001

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The Bureaucratic Information State

The Bureaucratic Information State

(p.290) 11 The Bureaucratic Information State
The Power of Knowledge

Jeremy Black

Yale University Press

This chapter discusses professionalism and information in the nineteenth century when the acquisition and grouping of information were focused on the purpose of application. It also discusses the newly clarified institutions and boundaries in the world of information acquisition and understanding. Focusing on military intelligence, the chapter explains how the security and military dimensions were important to the use of information but also in affecting and being affected by assumptions linked to professionalism.

Keywords:   professionalism, information, military intelligence, information acquisition, security

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