The Successes and Failures of Whistleblower Laws

The Successes and Failures of Whistleblower Laws

Robert G. Vaughn

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.

Chapter 3: Nonviolence and civil disobedience

Robert G. Vaughn

Subjects: law - academic, comparative law, criminal law and justice, labour, employment law, politics and public policy, public policy

Extract

If you seek the monument of the civil rights movement, you need only look around. That movement altered American society. It was pervasive because the racism that it attacked was intertwined in America’s laws, culture, and history. The civil rights movement represented the long march of American democracy by extending the rights of full citizenship to those who had been excluded from the founding of the Republic. The story of that movement and of its effects is a tale hard to summarize because it is written in the details of life today.

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