Whistleblowing and Democratic Values

This collection of papers was put together by the International Whistleblowing Research Network from a conference held at Middlesex University in 2009. The editors introduce it by focusing on the fact that while we primarily think about democracy only as a political system where we elect those who will make laws that affect us, everyday decisions taken in all kinds of organisations impact on us just as much. Thus, knowing when such decisions are going to affect us in ways that differ from the official organisational discourse is important for our rights, well-being and safety. In this sense, whistleblowing plays a role in providing that knowledge and thus is a means to democracy.

Whistleblowing and Democratic Values (2011)