Episode 10: The Panama Papers, Pt. 1 - The Politics of Whistleblowing

 

In this episode, we look at the Panama Papers. In the first of a two-parter, we examine on the politics of whistleblowing. We set the Panama Papers story in the context of previous whistleblowing stories such as Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden, and discuss what the phenomenon of whistleblowing has to say about neoliberalism and democracy, and about the relationship between the nation-state and its citizens.

 

The texts we refer to are:

The Birth of Biopolitics by Michel Foucault

"A Key Similarity Between Snowden Leak and Panama Papers: Scandal Is What’s Been Legalized" by Glenn Greenwald

 

The John Oliver interview with Edward Snowden can be seen here.

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