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Whistleblowing Law

Edited by Robert G. Vaughn, Professor of Law and A. Allen King Scholar Emeritus, American University, Washington College of Law, US
This collection, edited by a leading authority, presents key literature published in the last 30 years discussing the topic of whistleblowing law. The papers analyze the contours of the field, including perspectives from which to examine whistleblower laws, the issues arising in the implementation of these laws and the character of global whistleblower laws. These seminal works also provide an introduction to a number of disputed issues and an examination of two areas of recent interest, including national security whistleblowers and financial incentives.
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Publication Date: 2015
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This collection, edited by a leading authority, presents key literature published in the last 30 years discussing the topic of whistleblowing law. The papers analyze the contours of the field, including perspectives from which to examine whistleblower laws, the issues arising in the implementation of these laws and the character of global whistleblower laws. These seminal works also provide an introduction to a number of disputed issues and an examination of two areas of recent interest, including national security whistleblowers and financial incentives.

Along with an original introduction by the editor, this two-volume set will be an invaluable source of reference for students, academics and practitioners interested in this area.
‘How should the law handle ostensible whistleblowers? And how, if at all, should the answer differ in the national security context versus other contexts, in private versus public realms, or for government employees versus government contractors? These questions are as timely as they are difficult and important. In Whistleblowing Law, Professor Robert G. Vaughn, himself a leader in the field, assembles a formidable group of experts to address them.’
– Heidi Kitrosser, University of Minnesota, US
34 articles, dating from 1982 to 2014
Contributors include: A.J. Brown, K. Clark, T. Devine, T. Dworkin, L. Fisher, D. Lewis, O. Lobel, R. Moberly, N. Modesitt, S. Vladek
Contents:

Volume I

Introduction
Robert G. Vaughn

PART I LEGAL FRAMEWORKS
A Open Government/Market Regulation
1. Terry Morehead Dworkin (2002), ‘Whistleblowing, MNCs, and Peace’, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, 35, 457–86

2. A.J. Brown, Wim Vandekerckhove and Suelette Dreyfus (2014), ‘The Relationship between Transparency, Whistleblowing, and Public Trust’, in Padideh Ala’i and Robert G. Vaughn (eds), Research Handbook on Transparency, Chapter 2, Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 30–58

B Human Rights
3. Thomas Devine (1999), ‘The Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989: Foundation for the Modern Law of Employment Dissent’, Administrative Law Review, 51 (2), Spring, 531–79

4. Nancy M. Modesitt (2012), ‘The Garcetti Virus’, University of Cincinnati Law Review, 80 (1), 161–208

5. Frederick A. Elliston (1982), ‘Civil Disobedience and Whistleblowing: A Comparative Appraisal of Two Forms of Dissent’, Journal of Business Ethics, 1 (1), February, 23–28

6. Brian Martin (1999), ‘Whistleblowing and Nonviolence’, Peace and Change: A Journal of Peace Research, 24 (1), January, 15–28

C Employment/Labour Law
7. Richard Moberly (2010), ‘The Supreme Court’s Antiretaliation Principle’, Case Western Review Law Review, 61 (2), 375–452

D Perspectives
8. Robert G. Vaughn (2012), ‘Perspectives’, in The Successes and Failures of Whistleblower Laws, Chapter 15, Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 286–308

PART II ENFORCEMENT AND APPLICATION OF WHISTLEBLOWER LAWS
9. Thomas M. Devine and Donald G. Aplin (1986), ‘Abuse of Authority: The Office of Special Counsel and Whistleblower Protection’, Antioch Law Review, 4, 5–71

10. Richard E. Moberly (2007), ‘Unfulfilled Expectations: An Empirical Analysis of Why Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblowers Rarely Win’, William and Mary Law Review, 44, 65–155

11. Nancy M. Modesitt (2013), ‘Why Whistleblowers Lose: An Empirical and Qualitative Analysis of State Court Cases’, Kansas Law Review, 62 (1), October, 165–94

PART III GLOBAL WHISTLEBLOWER LAWS
A National Laws
12. David Lewis (2008), ‘Ten Years of Public Interest Disclosure Legislation in the UK: Are Whistleblowers Adequately Protected?’, Journal of Business Ethics, 82 (2), October, 497–507

13. Elleta Sangrey Callahan, Terry Morehead Dworkin and David Lewis (2004), ‘Australian, U.K., and U.S. Approaches to Disclosure in the Public Interest’, Virginia Journal of International Law, 44 (3), 879–912

14. Leon Wolff (2004), ‘New Whistleblower Protection Laws for Japan’, Journal of Japanese Law, 17, 209–13

15. David Lewis and Tina Uys (2007), ‘Protecting Whistleblowers at Work: A Comparison of the Impact of British and South African Legislation’, Managerial Law, 49 (3), 76–92

B History/Culture
16. William De Maria (2006), ‘Common Law–Common Mistakes?: Protecting Whistleblowers in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the United Kingdom’, International Journal of Public Sector Management, 19 (7), 643¬–58

17. Donald C. Dowling, Jr. (2008), ‘Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Hotlines Across Europe: Directions Through the Maze’, International Lawyer, 42 (1), Spring, 1–57

18. Heungsik Park, John Blenkinsopp, M. Kemal Okten and Ugur Omurgonulsen (2008), ‘Cultural Orientation and Attitudes Toward Different Forms of Whistleblowing: A Comparison of South Korea, Turkey and the U.K.’, Journal of Business Ethics, 82 (4), November, 929–39

C International Organizations
19. Robert G. Vaughn, Thomas Devine and Keith Henderson (2003), ‘The Whistleblower Statute Prepared for the Organization of American States and the Global Legal Revolution Protecting Whistleblowers’, George Washington International Law Review, 35, 857–902

Index


Volume II

Contents:

An introduction to both volumes by the editor appears in Volume I

PART I DISPUTED ISSUES
A Anonymity
1. Frederick A. Elliston (1982), ‘Anonymity and Whistleblowing’, Journal of Business Ethics, 1 (3), August, 167–77

B Ethics
2. Kathleen Clark (2007), ‘Government Lawyers and Confidentiality Norms’, Washington University Law Review, 85, 1033–99

C Internal Disclosures
3. Richard E. Moberly (2006), ‘Sarbanes-Oxley Structural Model to Encourage Corporate Whistleblowers’, Brigham Young University Law Review, 2006 (5), 1107–80

4. Jonathan Brock (1999), ‘Full and Fair Resolution of Whistleblower Issues: The Hanford Joint Council for Resolving Employee Concerns, A Pilot ADR Approach’, Administrative Law Review, 51 (2), Spring, 497–529

PART II CONTINUING CONTROVERSIES
A National Security Whistleblowers
5. Kathleen Clark (2010), ‘The Architecture of Accountability: A Case Study of the Warrantless Surveillance Program’, Brigham Young University Law Review, 2010 (2), 357–419

6. Louis Fisher (2008), ‘Extraordinary Rendition: The Price of Secrecy’, American University Law Review, 57, 1405–51

7. Stephen I. Vladeck (2011), ‘The Espionage Act and National Security Whistleblowing After Garcetti’, American University Law Review, 57, 1531–46
8. Jesselyn Radack and Kathleen McClellan (2011), ‘The Criminalization of Whistleblowing’, Labor and Employment Law Forum, 2 (1), 57–77

9. Richard Moberly (2012), ‘Whistleblowers and the Obama Presidency: The National Security Dilemma’, Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal, 16 (1), 51–141

B Financial Incentives
10. Elletta Sangrey Callahan and Terry Morehead Dworkin (1992), ‘Do Good and Get Rich: Financial Incentives for Whistleblowing and the False Claims Act’, Villanova Law Review, 37 (2), 273–336

11. Marsha J. Ferziger and Daniel G. Currell (1999), ‘Snitching for Dollars: The Economics and Public Policy of Federal Civil Bounty Programs’, University of Illinois Law Review, 1999 (4), 1141–208

12. William E. Kovacic (1996), ‘Whistleblower Bounty Lawsuits as Monitoring Devices in Government Contracting’, Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, 29, 1799–857

13. Aaron S. Kesselheim, David M. Studdert and Michelle M. Mello (2010), ‘Whistle-Blowers’ Experience in Fraud Litigation against Pharmaceutical Companies’, New England Journal of Medicine, 362 (19), May, 1832–39

14. Yuval Feldman and Orly Lobel (2010), ‘The Incentive Matrix: The Comparative Effectiveness of Rewards, Liabilities, Duties, and Protections for Reporting Illegality’, Texas Law Review, 88 (6), May, 1151–211

PART III RESEARCH IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES AND THE HUMANITIES
15. David Lewis, A.J. Brown and Richard Moberly (2014), ‘Whistleblowing, Its Importance and the State of the Research’, in A.J. Brown, David Lewis, Richard Moberly and Wim Vandekerckhove (eds), International Handbook on Whistleblowing Research, Chapter 1, Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 1–34

Index