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Author Vaughn, Robert G., author
Title The successes and failures of whistleblower laws / Robert G. Vaughn, Professor of Law and A. Allen King Scholar, American University Washington College of Law, USA
Imprint Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA, USA : Edward Elgar, [2012]
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 Euro-Am Studies Lib  342.73068 V4659 2012    DUE 01-21-23  -  30500101508094
 人文社會聯圖  KF3471 .V38 2012    AVAILABLE    30660020144767
Descript xiv, 348 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Successes and failures -- Question authority -- Nonviolence and civil disobedience -- Whistleblower stories and emerging narratives -- The Civil Service Reform Act and whistleblower protection -- Retrospective and forecast -- Incentives -- Private-sector laws -- Institutional failure -- Interpretation -- National security -- Global whistleblower laws -- Civil society -- Perspectives -- Old issues : new controversies
"Drawing on literature from several disciplines, this enlightening book examines the history of whistleblower laws throughout the world and provides an analytical structure for the most common debates about the nature of such laws and their potential successes and failures. The author explores the relationship between the actions of whistleblowers and the character of laws protecting them, as well as their administration and enforcement. The book considers the role of civil society groups in the successes of whistleblower laws and how current controversies reflect issues attached to these laws over half a century. This study contains perspectives from which successes and failures can be evaluated and will appeal to policy makers, scholars, whistleblower advocacy and other civil society groups, as well as anyone with a general interest in the subject"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Whistle blowing -- Law and legislation -- United States
Complaints (Administrative procedure) -- United States
Civil service ethics -- United States
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