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Whistleblowers

(Book - 2012)
Whistleblowers
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This volume explores the topics relating to whistleblowers -- people who inform the public or someone in authority about alleged dishonest or illegal activities occurring in a government department or private company or organization -- by presenting varied expert opinions that examine many of the different aspects that comprise these issues. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find sources and publications. Allows the reader to attain the higher-level critical thinking and reading skills that are essential in a culture of diverse and contradictory opinions.
Title: Whistleblowers
Publisher: Detroit, MI : Greenhaven Press, c2012
Characteristics: 204 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm
Contents: What motivates whistleblowers? Whistle-blowers' experiences in fraud litigation against pharmaceutical companies / Aaron S. Kesselheim, David M. Suddert, and Michelle M. Mello ; Whistleblowers may have moral and immoral motivations / Matthias Kleinhempel ; Whistleblowers may be motivated by revenge to make false accusations / Mark Bisson ; Rewards give whistleblowers a motivation to reveal wrongdoing / Stephen Martin Kohn ; Reward programs do not motivate whistleblowers / Jonathan L. Awner and Denise Dickins
Do whistleblowers compromise national security? Those who expose national secrets should be punished / Gabriel Schoenfeld ; Whistleblowers expose illegal activity, not government secrets / Jesselyn Radack ; Whistleblower Thomas Drake compromised classified information / United States Department of Justice ; The prosecution of whistleblower Thomas Drake is unjust / Jane Mayer ; Whistleblowers can endanger national food supplies / Annette Sweeney, interviewed by Katerina Lorenzatos Makris ; Whistleblowers help protect national food supplies / Sarah Damian
Does WikiLeaks perform a valuable function as a whistleblower? WikiLeaks's government document leaks are vital for democracy / Daniel Ellsberg, interviewed by Brad Friedman ; WikiLeaks's government document leaks are a danger to democracy / CIGI ; Alleged WikiLeaks whistleblower Bradley Manning is a hero / Chase Madar ; WikiLeaks whistleblowers are traitors / Michael Reagan
What consequences do whistleblowers face? Organizations often defend themselves by attacking whistleblowers / David Hutton ; Organizations do not help themselves by attacking whistleblowers / Suzanne Lucas ; For one whistle-blower, no good deed goes unpunished / Jesse Eisinger ; An expert in government contracting faces reprisals for whistleblowing / Bunnatine H. Greenhouse
Summary: This volume explores the topics relating to whistleblowers -- people who inform the public or someone in authority about alleged dishonest or illegal activities occurring in a government department or private company or organization -- by presenting varied expert opinions that examine many of the different aspects that comprise these issues. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find sources and publications. Allows the reader to attain the higher-level critical thinking and reading skills that are essential in a culture of diverse and contradictory opinions.
Additional Contributors: Berlatsky, Noah
ISBN: 0737763477
9780737763478
0737763469
9780737763461
Statement of Responsibility: Noah Berlatsky, book editor
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 182-193) and index
Subject Headings: Whistle blowing
Topical Term: Whistle blowing
LCCN: 2012004995
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