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Whistleblowing and democratic values

Whistleblowing and democratic values

Vandekerckhove, Wim ORCID: 0000-0002-0106-7915 and Lewis, Dave (eds.) (2011) Whistleblowing and democratic values. International Whistleblowing Research Network, London, UK. ISBN 978-0-9571384-0-7 (e-book)

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Democracy stands for self-government and human autonomy, for participating in decisions that affect our lives. We often think about democracy only as a political system where we elect those who will make laws that affect us. Yet everyday decisions taken in all kinds of organisations impact on us just as much. Therefore we have to know when decisions taken in organisations are going to affect us in ways that differ from the official organisational discourse. Whistleblowing plays a role in providing that knowledge and thus is a means to democracy.

Item Type: Edited Book
Additional Information: [1] This Open Source ebook is based on the papers presented at the 2nd International Whistleblowing Research conference, 23 - 24 June 2011 at Middlesex University, London, UK. [2] Citation: Vandekerckhove, Wim and Lewis, Dave, Whistleblowing and Democratic Values (December 28, 2011). THE INTERNATIONAL WHISTLEBLOWING RESEARCH NETWORK, W. Vanderckhove & D. Lewis, eds., International Whistleblowing Research Network, 2011. Available at SSRN:
Uncontrolled Keywords: whistleblowing, democracy, speak-up procedures, whistleblower protection, corruption, risk management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Department of Human Resources & Organisational Behaviour
Faculty of Business > Centre for Work and Employment Research (CREW) > Work & Employment Research Unit (WERU)
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