Sounding the Alarm: The Political Economy of Whistleblowing in the US Security State

  title={Sounding the Alarm: The Political Economy of Whistleblowing in the US Security State},
  author={Christopher J. Coyne and Nathan P. Goodman and Abigail R. Hall},
  journal={Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy},
Abstract What role do whistleblowers play in democratic politics? This paper answers this question by analyzing the political economy of whistleblowing within democratic political institutions. Democratic politics is characterized by numerous principal-agent problems creating significant space for opportunism. Whistleblowers help to resolve these principal-agent problems through the revelation of information regarding abuses of power. These revelations can take place internally, by taking… 
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