Chapter 14: Civil society
The role of nongovernmental organizations, both in the United States and in other countries, represents one of the successes of whistleblower laws. These groups support whistleblowers, represent them, address identified misconduct, and seek enactment or reform of whistleblower laws. Other groups view advocacy regarding whistleblowing as adjunct to reforms regarding specific issues, such as environmental protection, public health and safety, financial services, racial justice, labor protections, and human rights. Still other groups see whistleblowing connected with the interests of specific professions, such as nursing, science, engineering, or law. Some organizations are identified by particular characteristics, such as race, citizenship, age, religion, or gender. All of these organizations, however, play important roles in the advancement of whistleblowers laws. Their guidance and advice to whistleblowers necessarily contain judgments about the strengths and weaknesses of whistleblower laws. In this regard, whistleblower advocacy organizations offer a particular perspective from which to examine the successes and failures of whistleblower laws.
You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.
Elgaronline requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals. Please login through your library system or with your personal username and password on the homepage.
Non-subscribers can freely search the site, view abstracts/ extracts and download selected front matter and introductory chapters for personal use.
Your library may not have purchased all subject areas. If you are authenticated and think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.