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Prof. Mark Stein seminar – The lost good self: Why the whistleblower is hated and stigmatized

February 15, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

You are warmly invited to attend an online seminar with GRA and Prof. Mark Stein (University of Leicester).

The lost good self: Why the whistleblower is hated and stigmatized
Tues February 15th 2022, 7.30-9pm AEST

In this paper Prof. Stein develops a new explanation that furthers our understanding of why whistleblowers are frequently hated and stigmatized. He calls into question the widely held assumption in the literature that whistleblowers are hated and stigmatized exclusively because they represent the ‘other’. Instead, he takes a different view and argues that, especially where staff have a moral commitment to their work, whistleblowers may also be felt to be problematic because they unconsciously represent the lost good ‘self’ of staff members. He draws on Kleinian ideas in developing theory and uses the crisis at the Mid Staffordshire National Health Service Trust in the UK as a contemporary case illustration.

Members – $50
Non-members – $75
RSVP to administrator@grouprelations.org.au

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February 15, 2022
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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