I. Origins on the National (In) Security State. – 1. Observing the political and informing on the personal: state surveillance systems in a European context / Dieter K. Buse. – 2. Spymasters, spies, and their subjects: the RCMP and Canadian state repression, 1914-39 / Gregory S. Kealey.
II. Defining a Security Threat: Three Examples. – 3. Private policing and surveillance of Catholics: anti-communism in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Toronto, 1920-60 / Paula Maurutto. – 4. The Red Petticoat Brigade: mine mill women's auxiliaries and the threat from within, 1940s-70s / Mercedes Steedman. – 5. Women worth watching: radical housewives in Cold War Canada / Julie Guard.
III. Education Under Cover. – 6. Spying 101: the RCMP's activities at the University of Saskatchewan, 1920-71 / Steve Hewitt. – 7. The gaze on clubs, native studies, and teachers at Laurentian University, 1960s-70s / Terry Pender. – 8. High-school confidential: RCMP surveillance of secondary school student activists / Christabelle Sethna.
IV. Redefining a Security Threat: Newer Enemies. – 9. "Government girls" and "Ottawa men": Cold War management of gender relations in the civil service / Patrizia Gentile. –10. Constructing gay men and lesbians as national security risks, 1950-70 / Gary Kinsman. – 11. Making model citizens: gender, corrupted democracy, and immigrant and refugee reception work in Cold War Canada / Franca Iacovetta.
V. The Machinery of the State in Action. – 12. Debilitating divisions: the civil liberties movement in early Cold War Canada, 1946-48 / Frank K. Clarke. – 13. Interrogating security: a personal memoir of the Cold War / Geoffrey S. Smith. – 14. Euphoric security: the lie detector and popular culture / Geoffrey C. Bunn.
VI. Finding Security in the Archives. – 15. What's in my file? Reflections of a "security threat" / Larry Hannant. – 16. Researchers and Canada's public archives: gaining access to the security collections / Kerry Badgley. – 17. The experiences of a researcher in the maze / Heidi McDonell.
VII. Old Methods and Recent Trends. – 18. Remembering federal police surveillance in Quebec, 1940s-70s / Madeleine Parent. – 19. In whose public interest? The Canadian Union of Postal Workers and national security / Evert Hoogers. – 20. When CSIS calls: Canadian Arabs, racism, and the Gulf War / Zuhair Kashmeri.
VIII. The Continuing Surveillance State. – 21. APEC days at UBC: student protests and national security in an era of trade liberalization / Karen Pearlston. – 22. How the centre holds: national security as an ideological practice / Gary Kinsman, with Dieter K. Buse & Mercedes Steedman.