Establishing a different dimension of citizen security: the case for special protection for whistleblowers

Lewis, David B. and Castellino, Joshua (2013) Establishing a different dimension of citizen security: the case for special protection for whistleblowers. Beijing Law Review, 4 (4). pp. 185-197. ISSN 2159-4627 (doi:10.4236/blr.2013.44024)

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Abstract

The notion of citizens’ security has usually been viewed primarily as a binary relationship between the State and the citizen in a Rousseauesque interpretation. This article argues for a broader conception of citizens’ security focussing on the right to “blow the whistle” in an employment context. We believe that with the growing importance of global business in society it is imperative that special measures are de-signed for this important class of citizens. A failure to do so, in our opinion, is likely to harm the mainte-nance of effective protection, especially in developing countries, to the detriment of citizens’ security.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Law
A. > School of Law > Law and Politics
Item ID: 13262
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Depositing User: Devika Mohan
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2014 08:13
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:30
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/13262

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