Whistleblower Problematics in Denmark - An Action Research Project, Part II

Student thesis: Master thesis (including HD thesis)

  • Sebastian Søgård Jensen
  • Tor Zander Smit
4. term, Techno-Anthropology, Master (Master Programme)
This project is the second part of a two-part project in collaboration with the whistleblower NGO, Veron, that touches upon whistleblowing in a Danish context. The first part of this two-part project revolved around an ethnographic inquiry into whistleblower’s experiences with whistleblowing, to try and understand why someone they blew the whistle at their workplace. This work laid the foundation for this second part of the project, where the focus has been on how whistleblower reporting systems can be improved for future whistleblowers. With an action research approach to this problematic, whistleblowers, who can be seen as a marginalized group in this context, are included in the process of improving these future systems, by participating in a future workshop on this matter, inspired by Robert Jungk and Nobert Müllert. In this future workshop, negative aspects, such as faulty or criticizable reporting systems that leave whistleblowers exposed to retaliation or unjust consequences, are pointed out. Thereby, using the Critical Theory of Technology, and its terminology, through Andrew Feenberg, current whistleblower reporting system are decontextualized from these negative aspects. Based on the results from the workshop, the reporting systems then become recontextualized with values expressed by whistleblowers two relevant NGOs, that should be implemented in the future systems.
LanguageEnglish
Publication date3 Jun 2020
Number of pages93
External collaboratorVeron
Næstformand, Veron Anders Koustrup Kærgaard akk@veron.dk
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