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Bad Bureaucrats? The Future of Whistleblowing in a Post-Snowden World
PhD student Cody Drolc
The world fundamentally changed following Edward Snowden’s expose of government surveillance in 2013. Since then, critics, scholars, and citizens have weighed in on Snowden’s revelations and the new relationship the American people have with their government. Many debate the legitimacy of government surveillance and ask how future whistleblowers will be protected, but they are missing the real issue. Will high-profile whistleblowers cease to exist? Has the United States government patched the leak? These are questions that have serious implications for the future of transparency and democratic accountability. Cody Drolc