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Secrets and Leaks: The Dilemma of State Secrecy

Rahul Sagar

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691168180
eISBN:
9781400880850
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691168180.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book examines the complex relationships among executive power, national security, and secrecy. State secrecy is vital for national security, but it can also be used to conceal wrongdoing. How ... More


 Lives at Risk

Kristin Shrader‐Frechette

in Taking Action, Saving Lives: Our Duties to Protect Environmental and Public Health

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195325461
eISBN:
9780199869275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325461.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter begins with a discussion of the three important ethical points about science, whistleblowing, and democracy, following the tragic deaths of several children in northern Indiana from rare ... More


The Problem: How to Regulate State Secrecy?

Rahul Sagar

in Secrets and Leaks: The Dilemma of State Secrecy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691168180
eISBN:
9781400880850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691168180.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines whether state secrecy is commonly abused in contemporary America. A number of scholars argue that the real and apparent abuses of state secrecy are due not to flaws in the ... More


Should We Rely on Whistleblowers?: Disobedience and the Problem of Retaliation

Rahul Sagar

in Secrets and Leaks: The Dilemma of State Secrecy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691168180
eISBN:
9781400880850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691168180.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines the circumstances under which an official will be justified in violating laws that prohibit unauthorized disclosures of classified information. It explains why we cannot rely on ... More


Bitter Medicine

Rahul Sagar

in Secrets and Leaks: The Dilemma of State Secrecy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691168180
eISBN:
9781400880850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691168180.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This concluding chapter summarizes the book's main findings, beginning with the deep sense of anxiety that pervades contemporary discussions on state secrecy. This anxiety stems not from the concern ... More


Whistleblowing

Mike W. Martin

in Meaningful Work: Rethinking Professional Ethics

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195133257
eISBN:
9780199848706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195133257.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

As professionals, engineers live by codes of ethics that ascribe to them a paramount obligation to protect the safety, health, and welfare of the public, an obligation that frequently implies ... More


The Finnish approach to errors and mistakes in child protection: trust in practitioners and service users?

Essi Julin and Tarja Pösö

in Errors and Mistakes in Child Protection: International Discourses, Approaches and Strategies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447350705
eISBN:
9781447350965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447350705.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

The shortcomings of the Finnish child protection system have been vividly highlighted by the reports of historic abuse in residential and foster care and by some fatal tragedies. Nevertheless, very ... More


Conclusions: A Right to Freedom of Speech at Work?

Lucy Vickers

in Freedom of Speech and Employment

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198268307
eISBN:
9780191683497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268307.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter evaluates the status of right to free speech and suggests future developments in this area. The legal protection for the right to free speech at work is limited to protection of the ... More


Epilogue

Cécile Fabre

in Spying Through a Glass Darkly: The Ethics of Espionage and Counter-Intelligence

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780198833765
eISBN:
9780191872174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833765.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The epilogue reviews the main themes of the book. It outlines important differences between the book’s normative account of espionage and counter-intelligence and the dirty hands approach, the ... More


Whistleblowing

Kenneth Hamer

in Professional Conduct Casebook: Third Edition

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198817246
eISBN:
9780191932212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817246.003.0083
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Disciplinary Bye-laws 2017, article 9(1) (‘Any person may bring to the attention of the head of staff any facts or matters indicating that a ... More


the psychological ethics of the whistleblower: the insider

bradley olson and dan aalbers

in The Picture of Health: Medical Ethics and the Movies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199735365
eISBN:
9780190267520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199735365.003.0037
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses the ethical issues faced by whistleblowers as seen in the film The Insider (1999). The film tells the story of whistleblower Jerry Wigand (Russell Crowe) who decides to go ... More


The organisational context of professional and interprofessional ethics

Bridget Hanna

in Exploring the dynamics of personal, professional and interprofessional ethics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781447308997
eISBN:
9781447311447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447308997.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter examines the organisations we work in and is divided into three sections. It examines the concept of organisational culture and highlights how ethical behaviour is managed in ... More


In Defense of Uncivil Disobedience

Candice Delmas

in A Duty to Resist: When Disobedience Should Be Uncivil

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190872199
eISBN:
9780190872229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190872199.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter 2 makes a case for the justifiability of some acts of uncivil disobedience—acts that are covert, evasive, violent, or offensive. After sketching some general process- and goal-related ... More


Justice and Democracy

Candice Delmas

in A Duty to Resist: When Disobedience Should Be Uncivil

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190872199
eISBN:
9780190872229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190872199.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter 3 uses the natural duty of justice—which requires supporting just institutions—to defend a duty to resist injustice in basically legitimate states. It develops a typology of injustice ranging ... More


Cultures and contexts of complicity

Angie Ash

in Safeguarding older people from abuse: Critical contexts to policy and practice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781447305668
eISBN:
9781447311683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305668.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter considers the apparent complicity illustrated in a professional ‘turning a blind eye’ to poor or inadequate support to older people. Contextual influences on practice are discussed ... More


Loyalty, Disaster, Business: Contemporary Applications

Mathew A. Foust

in Loyalty to Loyalty: Josiah Royce and the Genuine Moral Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242696
eISBN:
9780823242733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242696.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

In light of the foregoing discussions of loyalty, the conclusion of the book revisits contemporary issues instantiating the treachery and ambivalence of loyalty discussed in the book's introduction. ... More


Science and Skulduggery

Finis Dunaway

in Defending the Arctic Refuge: A Photographer, an Indigenous Nation, and a Fight for Environmental Justice

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781469661100
eISBN:
9781469661124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469661100.003.0010
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter considers the politics of science in Arctic Alaska during the 1980s. It emphasizes how Ronald Reagan’s Interior Department altered the findings of government scientists to downplay the ... More


Snitching, Whistleblowing, and “Barn Burning”: Loyalty in Law, Literature, and Sports

Saul Levmore

in American Guy: Masculinity in American Law and Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199331376
eISBN:
9780199394258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199331376.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, World Literature

Legal systems require information and often reward whistleblowers. Such informants, however, are considered snitches in both literature and popular culture, where loyalty to comrades is thought a ... More


Corporate ethics

Christoph Lütge and Matthias Uhl

in Business Ethics: An Economically Informed Perspective

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198864776
eISBN:
9780191896859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198864776.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This chapter aims to bring order to the multitude of different concepts that are discussed within corporate ethics. In the first part, compliance as a minimum ethical requirement is presented. ... More


Misconduct in Research

Adil E. Shamoo and David B. Resnik

in Responsible Conduct of Research

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780197547090
eISBN:
9780197547120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197547090.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Since the 1980s, well-publicized cases of research misconduct have increased public concerns about the integrity of research and stimulated responses from governments, research institutions, funding ... More


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