Share this
PREVIOUS ARTICLE ALL CONTENTS Next ARTICLE

FBI Wiretapping: A Case Study of Bureaucratic Autonomy
Athan Theoharis surveys the FBI's emergence as an autonomous agency, effectively independent of oversight by either the president or attorney general, by tracing the evolution of the FBI's wiretapping authority and particularly sensitive FBI wiretap uses.

More by This Author

The Politics of Executive Privilege, Louis Fisher Reviewed by Athan Theoharis

Detained: Immigration Laws and the Expanding I.N.S. Jail Complex, Michael Welch Reviewed by Athan Theoharis

The Cause that Failed: Communism in American Political Life, Guenter Lewy Reviewed by Athan Theoharis

America's Secret Power: The CIA in a Democratic Society, Loch K. Johnson Reviewed by Athan Theoharis

more by this author

About PSQ's Editor

ROBERT Y. SHAPIRO

Full Access

Join the Academy of Political Science and automatically receive Political Science Quarterly.

CONFERENCES & EVENTS

Jeh Johnson on the State of American Democracy
Click below to read the transcript or watch the recording.

MORE ABOUT THIS EVENT VIEW ALL EVENTS

Editor’s spotlight

The Powell Doctrine

The Rise and Fall of Colin Powell and the Powell Doctrine
Walter LaFeber

MORE ABOUT THIS TOPIC

Search the Archives

Publishing since 1886, PSQ is the most widely read and accessible scholarly journal with distinguished contributors such as: Lisa Anderson, Robert A. Dahl, Samuel P. Huntington, Robert Jervis, Joseph S. Nye, Jr., Theda Skocpol, Woodrow Wilson

view additional issues

Most read

Articles | Book reviews

Understanding the Bush Doctrine
Robert Jervis

The Study of Administration
Woodrow Wilson

Notes on Roosevelt's "Quarantine" Speech
Dorothy Borg

view all

New APS Book

Perspectives on Presidential Elections, 1992–2020   PERSPECTIVES ON PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS, 1992–2020

About US

Academy of Political Science

The Academy of Political Science, promotes objective, scholarly analyses of political, social, and economic issues. Through its conferences and publications APS provides analysis and insight into both domestic and foreign policy issues.

Political Science Quarterly

With neither an ideological nor a partisan bias, PSQ looks at facts and analyzes data objectively to help readers understand what is really going on in national and world affairs.

Stay Connected

newsstand locator
About APS