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Martin, Brian Emeritus professor

Faculty Member

  • Faculty of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities - School of Humanities and Social Inquiry

Top Publications


    Year Title
    2007 Justice ignited: the dynamics of backfire
    2013 Whistleblowing: A Practical Guide
    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

Has Collaborator


  • Sorensen, Majken J.   Person

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 Analysing the conflict between biomedicine and homoeopathy Greenland, Joanne
    Doctor of Philosophy Environmentally Induced Health Effects: Families and Medical Orthodoxy Want, Donald
    Doctor of Philosophy Palestinian Diplomatic Resistance: A Political-Historical Study Badra, Shamikh
    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
    Doctor of Philosophy Media and Terrorism: A Case Study of Western Media Coverage of the Syrian Conflict and Terrorism-Related Events in Syria from 2011 to 2018 Rabea, Ali

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
    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

Has Collaborator


  • Sorensen, Majken J.   Person

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 Analysing the conflict between biomedicine and homoeopathy Greenland, Joanne
    Doctor of Philosophy Environmentally Induced Health Effects: Families and Medical Orthodoxy Want, Donald
    Doctor of Philosophy Palestinian Diplomatic Resistance: A Political-Historical Study Badra, Shamikh
    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
    Doctor of Philosophy Media and Terrorism: A Case Study of Western Media Coverage of the Syrian Conflict and Terrorism-Related Events in Syria from 2011 to 2018 Rabea, Ali

Full Name


  • Brian Martin

Mailing Address


  • Humanities and Social Inquiry

    University of Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Fax


  • 0242215341