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Whistleblowers

Author: Noah Berlatsky
Publisher: Detroit, MI : Greenhaven Press, ©2012.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Noah Berlatsky
ISBN: 9780737763461 0737763469 9780737763478 0737763477
OCLC Number: 776874717
Description: 204 pages : illustrations ; 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.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Noah Berlatsky, book editor.

Abstract:

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.
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