• Daniele Santoro
  • Manohar Kumar
Part of the Philosophy and Politics - Critical Explorations book series (PPCE, volume 6)


In this book we argue that whistleblowing is crucial for democracy because it contributes to institutional transparency and is a safeguard against the potential abuse of government and corporate power. Its motivating idea is that whistleblowing is a form of civil dissent, that is a conscientious act against the corporate and public powers when they endanger the public interest of democratic communities.


Dissent Plan of the book Theory of whistleblowing Secrecy Security 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniele Santoro
    • 1
  • Manohar Kumar
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Ethics, Politics, and Society, ILCHUniversity of MinhoBragaPortugal
  2. 2.Department of Social Sciences and HumanitiesIndraprastha Institute of Information Technology, DelhiNew DelhiIndia

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