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dc.contributor.advisorFerris, John Robert
dc.contributor.authorRobson, Maria Ann
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-29T22:04:19Z
dc.date.available2015-06-22T07:00:47Z
dc.date.issued2015-04-29
dc.date.submitted2015en
dc.identifier.citationRobson, M. A. (2015). Trading Secrets: Canada's Comparative Advantage in Signals Intelligence Sharing, 1947 to Present (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/28500en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11023/2186
dc.description.abstractCanada is a member of the world’s strongest intelligence-sharing relationship, the Five Eyes. Why has Canada been a valued partner for the United States and the United Kingdom, states with greater absolute intelligence capabilities? Canada’s intelligence capabilities are understudied; existing scholarship has suffered from a lack of access to material. The declassification of archival materials surrounding the establishment of Five Eyes allow this thesis to make a new contribution to the literature, illuminating Canada’s unique value to its strategic partners. This thesis demonstrates that Canada has a comparative advantage in signals intelligence (SIGINT). While directly benefiting national security, Canadian SIGINT was built and leveraged to ensure value to its most powerful intelligence-sharing partners. Canada has acted on gains from trade, identifying comparative advantages in geography and analytical capabilities and capitalizing on them to access intelligence and military support and enhance political relationships, thereby furthering national security.en_US
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subjectEconomics--Commerce-Business
dc.subjectHistory--Canadian
dc.subjectMilitary Studies
dc.subject.classificationCanadaen_US
dc.subject.classificationCOMINTen_US
dc.subject.classificationCommunications intelligenceen_US
dc.subject.classificationCommunications Security Establishmenten_US
dc.subject.classificationComparative advantageen_US
dc.subject.classificationFive Eyesen_US
dc.subject.classificationIntelligenceen_US
dc.subject.classificationIntelligence sharingen_US
dc.subject.classificationInternational Tradeen_US
dc.subject.classificationSIGINTen_US
dc.subject.classificationSignals Intelligenceen_US
dc.subject.classificationSnowdenen_US
dc.subject.classificationUKUSAen_US
dc.titleTrading Secrets: Canada's Comparative Advantage in Signals Intelligence Sharing, 1947 to Present
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.facultyGraduate Studies
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/28500
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Strategic Studies
thesis.degree.nameMSS
thesis.degree.disciplineMilitary and Strategic Studies
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
atmire.migration.oldid3144
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.