Whistleblowing : When it Works - and Why

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Whistleblowers can ruin lives - and can save them. Is it worth it? Roberta Ann Johnson explores when and how - and to what effect - people make the choice to blow the whistle. Engrossing case studies from the tobacco industry, to NASA, to the FDA illustrate clearly how individual efforts can and do transform institutions, shape public policy, and serve as a force for democratization. Roberta Johnson explores when and how - and to what effect - people make the choice to blow the whistle.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 170 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.1 x 12.7mm | 317.52g
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • 1588261395
  • 9781588261397
  • 1,567,746

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"An engaging, well-written analysis." - James Bowman, Editor, Public Integrity "Imaginative and successful.... presents a cast of characters from whom students can learn and with whom they can identify." - Myron Peretz Glazer, Smith College "Whistleblowing brings alive policy formation and the workings of bureaucracy." - Emily Stoper, California State University, Haywardshow more

About Roberta Ann Johnson

Roberta Ann Johnson is professor of politics at the University of San Francisco.show more

Table of contents

Introduction. The Insider: Jeffrey Wigand and the Tobacco Industry. Deciding to Become a Whistleblower: NASA and Roger Boisjoly; Cindy Ossias and the California DOI. The Whistleblower as Policy Entrepreneur: Hal Freeman and the OCR; Hugh Kaufman and the EPA. An Impact on the Agency: Barbara Moulton and the FDA. Protecting the Whistleblower: The INS and Neil Jacobs. Whistleblowing: A Force for Democratization?show more

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