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Brian Martin Emeritus professor

Faculty Member

  • School of Humanities and Social Inquiry
  • Faculty of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities - University of Wollongong (Organization)

Top Publications


    Year Title
    2007 Justice ignited: the dynamics of backfire
    2013 Whistleblowing: A Practical Guide
    2015 Nonviolence Unbound
    2014 The Controversy Manual

Research Overview


  • The central theme in my research is the dynamics of power, with special attention to strategies for challenging repression and exploitation. I have explored power dynamics through an interplay of theory and case studies, including nonviolent action, dissent and scientific controversies.

    Research areas include strategies to oppose injustice; nonviolence and social defence; whistleblowing; suppression of dissent in science; controversies over nuclear power, fluoridation, pesticides, nuclear winter and origin of AIDS; technological vulnerability; values in science; environmental politics; institutional roots of war; plagiarism and educational methods; democratic alternatives to representative government; information alternatives; critique of experts.

Available as Research Supervisor

Available for Collaborative Projects

Member Of


  • Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts member
  • School of Humanities and Social Inquiry

Selected Publications


Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


  • Nonviolent action

    Scientific controversies

    Dissent and free speech

    Tactics against injustice

    Participatory democracy

     

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Environmentally Induced Health Effects: Families and Medical Orthodoxy Want, Donald
    Doctor of Philosophy The political economy of globalisation and the strategic logic of non-violent action Shemia-Goeke, Dalilah
    Doctor of Philosophy A Test of Interventions for Improving Cohesion in Activist Groups Munro, Liane
    Doctor of Philosophy Propaganda and Democratization Models in Australian Mainstream News Content Murray, Anne

Full Name


  • Brian Martin

Mailing Address


  • Humanities and Social Inquiry

    University of Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Fax


  • 0242215341

Top Publications


    Year Title
    2007 Justice ignited: the dynamics of backfire
    2013 Whistleblowing: A Practical Guide
    2015 Nonviolence Unbound
    2014 The Controversy Manual

Research Overview


  • The central theme in my research is the dynamics of power, with special attention to strategies for challenging repression and exploitation. I have explored power dynamics through an interplay of theory and case studies, including nonviolent action, dissent and scientific controversies.

    Research areas include strategies to oppose injustice; nonviolence and social defence; whistleblowing; suppression of dissent in science; controversies over nuclear power, fluoridation, pesticides, nuclear winter and origin of AIDS; technological vulnerability; values in science; environmental politics; institutional roots of war; plagiarism and educational methods; democratic alternatives to representative government; information alternatives; critique of experts.

Member Of


  • Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts member
  • School of Humanities and Social Inquiry

Selected Publications


Potential Supervision Topics


  • Nonviolent action

    Scientific controversies

    Dissent and free speech

    Tactics against injustice

    Participatory democracy

     

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Environmentally Induced Health Effects: Families and Medical Orthodoxy Want, Donald
    Doctor of Philosophy The political economy of globalisation and the strategic logic of non-violent action Shemia-Goeke, Dalilah
    Doctor of Philosophy A Test of Interventions for Improving Cohesion in Activist Groups Munro, Liane
    Doctor of Philosophy Propaganda and Democratization Models in Australian Mainstream News Content Murray, Anne

Full Name


  • Brian Martin

Mailing Address


  • Humanities and Social Inquiry

    University of Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Fax


  • 0242215341