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Brian Martin. Defending university integrity. International Journal for Education Integrity, Vol. 13, No. 1, 2017, pp. 1-14. Lessons from an attack on the University of Wollongong.

Brian Martin. Reflections on Censorship. Secrecy and Society, Vol. 1, No. 1, November 2016, Article 4, pp. 1-22. A personal commentary on Sue Curry Jansen's book Censorship.

Brian Martin. Public controversy and partisan deliberation. DEMESCI - International Journal of Deliberative Mechanisms in Science, volume 4, number 1, July 2016, pp. 1-21. Public scientific controversies are hostile environments for deliberation, which nevertheless can occur in several ways, including within campaigning groups.

Brian Martin. STS and researcher intervention strategies. Engaging Science, Technology, and Society, Vol. 2, 2016, pp. 55-66, recounting experiences from the Australian vaccination debate and discussing the usefulness of ideas from the field of STS (science, technology and society) for responding to attacks. This article is followed by commentaries by Max Liboiron and Teun Zuiderent-Jerak, and then a response to the commentaries: Brian Martin. STS interventions: preparing, defending, learning. pp. 83-87. See also the contents page for links to all these articles.

Susan Engel and Brian Martin. Challenging economic inequality: tactics and strategies. Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 50, No. 49, 5 December 2015, pp. 42-48.

Brian Martin. How activists can challenge double standards. Interface: a journal for and about social movements, Vol. 7, No. 2, November 2015, pp. 201-213. Tactics for exposing and countering double standards by governments and other powerful groups.

Brian Martin. Correcting error: strategic considerations. Journal of Information Ethics, Vol. 24, No. 2, Fall 2015, pp. 31-42. Correcting scholarly errors considered as a strategic encounter.

Brian Martin. The dynamics of nonviolence knowledge. Mobilization, Vol. 21, No. 4, 2015, pp. 533-545. A sociological study of research on nonviolent action.

Sue Curry Jansen and Brian Martin. The Streisand effect and censorship backfire. International Journal of Communication, Vol. 9, 2015, pp. 656-671. Censorship can backfire, but often it doesn't.

Brian Martin. Leaking: practicalities and politics. The Whistle (Newsletter of Whistleblowers Australia), No. 81, January 2015, pp. 13-18. Leaking in the public interest, when revealing one's identity is especially risky.

Brian Martin. On the suppression of vaccination dissent. Science & Engineering Ethics, Vol. 21, No. 1, 2015, pp. 143-157.

Brian Martin. Censorship and free speech in scientific controversies. Science and Public Policy, Vol. 42, No. 3, 2015, pp. 377-386; doi 10.1093/scipol/scu061. Analysis of arguments concerning free speech, with a case study involving the Australian Vaccination Network.

Brian Martin. Anarchist shaping of technology. Anarcho-Syndicalist Review, Issue #63, Winter 2015, pp. 11-15. Anarchist principles applied to technological development in energy, communication and weapons.

Brian Martin. Tactics of political lying: the Iguanas affair. Journal of Language and Politics, vol. 13, no. 4, 2014, pp. 837-856. Two models for analysing tactics of political lying are applied to claims concerning the behaviour of two Australian politicians.

Brian Martin. Whatever happened to social defence? Social Alternatives, vol. 33, no. 4, 2014, pp. 55-60. An explanation for why a nonviolent alternative to military defence has been neglected.

Sandrine Thérèse and Brian Martin. Resist scientist! Countering degradation rituals in science. Prometheus, Vol. 32, No. 2, June 2014, pp. 203-220. Three case studies of scientists resisting degradation rituals.

Brian Martin and Majken Jul Sørensen. Confronting academic snobbery. Australian Universities' Review, Vol. 56, No. 2, 2014, pp. 64-68. Strategies against damaging snobbery in academia.

Brian Martin. Radical happiness. Anarcho-Syndicalist Review, #62, Summer 2014, pp. 24-30. On radical implications of happiness research.

Florencia Peña Saint Martin, Brian Martin, Hilde Eliazer Aquino López and Lillian von der Walde Moheno. Graduate students as proxy mobbing targets: insights from three Mexican universities. Workplace: A Journal for Academic Labor, #24, 2014, pp. 19-32. On how some academics attack graduate students as a means of attacking the students' supervisors.

Majken Jul Sørensen and Brian Martin. The dilemma action: analysis of an activist technique. Peace & Change, Vol. 39, No. 1, January 2014, pp. 73-100. On how activists can pose dilemmas to opponents, with case studies of the 1930 salt march in India, total resisters in Norway and the 2010 and 2011 freedom flotillas to Gaza.

Brian Martin. The politics of Gene Sharp. Gandhi Marg, Vol. 35, No. 2, July-September 2013, pp. 201-230. An evaluation of Sharp's contributions to nonviolent action.

Brian Martin. Countering supervisor exploitation. Journal of Scholarly Publishing, Vol. 45, No. 1, October 2013, pp. 74-86. Practical advice for research students.

Brian Martin. Healthy dissent: resisting attacks on alternative medicine. Townsend Letter, Issue #361-362, August-September 2013, pp. 93-99. Lessons from the attack on the Australian Vaccination Network.

Brian Martin. When public health debates become abusive. Social Medicine, Vol. 7, No. 2, May 2013, pp. 90-97. Categories of public health debates are proposed and applied to the Australian vaccination debates.

Brian Martin. Euthanasia tactics: patterns of injustice and outrage. SpringerPlus, Vol. 2, No. 256, 6 June 2013. Struggles over euthanasia, from the Nazi T4 programme to denial of voluntary euthanasia.

Michael Flood, Brian Martin and Tanja Dreher. Combining academia and activism. Australian Universities' Review, Vol. 55, No. 1, 2013, pp. 17-26. Strategies to overcome obstacles facing academics who engage in activism.

Brian Martin. Dealing with dilemmas in health campaigning. Health Promotion International, Vol. 28, No. 1, 2013, pp. 43-50. Vaccination is the main example. Caught in the vaccination wars (part 3) is a response to criticisms of this article.

Chris Barker and Brian Martin. Income and happiness: why isn't research acted upon? Social Alternatives, Vol. 31, No. 4, 2012, pp. 62-67. On obstacles to radical implications of happiness research.

Brian Martin. Reform - when is it worthwhile? Anarchist Studies, Vol. 20, No. 2, 2012, pp. 55-71. Case studies from education, defence and electoral politics are used to probe how reform can contribute to radical change.

Brian Martin. Online onslaught: Internet-based methods for attacking and defending citizens' organisations. First Monday: Peer-Reviewed Journal on the Internet, Vol. 17, No. 12, 3 December 2012. A case study from the Australian vaccination debate illustrates a variety of methods of online attack and defence.

Jørgen Johansen, Brian Martin and Matt Meyer. Nonviolence versus US imperialism. Economic & Political Weekly, Vol. 47, No. 38, 22 September 2012, pp. 82-89. Six case studies illustrate the potential of popular unarmed resistance to facets of the US imperial system.

Brian Martin and Florencia Peña Saint Martin. Mobbing and suppression: footprints of their relationships. Social Medicine, Vol. 6, No. 4, May 2012, pp. 217-226

Brian Martin. Corruption tactics: outrage management in a local government scandal. Resistance Studies Magazine, 2012. An analysis of tactics in the Wollongong corruption scandal.

Chris Barker and Brian Martin. Participation: the happiness connection. Journal of Public Deliberation, Vol. 7, Issue 1, Article 9, 2011, pp. 1-16,

Brian Martin. ERA: adverse consequences. Australian Universities' Review, Vol. 53, No. 2, 2011, pp. 99-102. The case against the Australian government's research assessment process, Excellence in Research for Australia.

Brian Martin. Debating vaccination: understanding the attack on the Australian Vaccination Network. Living Wisdom, Issue 8, February 2011, pp. 14-40. Also available in pdf

Brian Martin. On being a happy academic. Australian Universities' Review, Vol. 53, No. 1, 2011, pp. 50-56.

Brian Martin, Chris Moore and Colin Salter. Sharing music files: tactics of a challenge to the industry. First Monday, Vol. 15, No. 12, 6 December 2010.

Paula McDonald, Tina Graham and Brian Martin. Outrage management in cases of sexual harassment as revealed in judicial decisions. Psychology of Women Quarterly, Vol. 34, 2010, pp. 165-180.

Brian Martin. Theory for activists. Social Anarchism, No. 44, 2010, pp. 22-41. Comments on developing theory using the example of the backfire model.

Sandrine Thérèse and Brian Martin. Shame, scientist! Degradation rituals in science. Prometheus, Vol. 28, No. 2, June 2010, pp. 97-110. Methods used to stigmatise and humiliate scientists.

Brian Martin. How to attack a scientific theory and get away with it (usually): the attempt to destroy an origin-of-AIDS hypothesis. Science as Culture, Vol. 19, No. 2, June 2010, pp. 215-239. Tactics used in a scientific dispute to minimise outrage over perceptions of transgressing proper scientific behaviour.

Brian Martin. Techniques to pass on: technology and euthanasia. Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society, Vol. 30, No. 1, February 2010, pp. 54-59. Efforts for and against voluntary euthanasia as a struggle over technology.

Chris Barker and Brian Martin. Dilemmas in teaching happiness. Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice, Vol. 6, Issue 2, 2009, Teaching a university course on happiness raises questions about teaching methods and goals.

Brian Martin. Dilemmas in promoting nonviolence. Gandhi Marg, Vol. 31, No. 3, October-December 2009, pp. 429-453.

Brian Martin. Managing outrage over genocide: case study Rwanda. Global Change, Peace & Security, Vol. 21, No. 3, October 2009, pp. 275-290.

Brian Martin. Statist language. Etc. - A Review of General Semantics, Vol. 66, No. 4, October 2009, pp. 377-381. The news reporting convention that country names refer to governments can be misleading.

Patrick Hodder and Brian Martin. Climate crisis? The politics of emergency framing. Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 44, No. 36, 5 September 2009, pp. 53-60. The shortcomings of framing climate change as an emergency, with a comparison with the movement against nuclear war.

Brian Martin. Academic patronage. International Journal for Educational Integrity, Vol. 5, No. 1, June 2009, pp. 3-19.

Brian Martin. Research productivity: some paths less travelled. Australian Universities' Review, Vol. 51, No. 1, February 2009, pp. 14-20; reprinted, in Portuguese, in Pesquisas e Práticas Psicossociais, 5(2), São João del-Rei, agosto/dezembro 2010, pp. 259-268. Six promising unorthodox approaches to research success.

Brian Martin. Nonviolent strategy against capitalism. Social Alternatives, Vol. 28, No. 1, 2009, pp. 42-46.

Brian Martin. Expertise and equality. Social Anarchism, No. 42, 2008-2009, pp. 10-20. The role of expertise in a society based on equality.

Samantha Reis and Brian Martin. Psychological dynamics of outrage against injustice. Peace Research: The Canadian Journal of Peace and Conflict Studies, Vol. 40, No. 1, 2008, pp. 5-23.

Brian Martin. Plagiarism struggles. Plagiary: Cross-Disciplinary Studies in Plagiarism, Fabrication, and Falsification, Vol. 3, 2008. Tactics used by (alleged) plagiarists and those trying to detect or expose them.

Brian Martin. Enabling scientific dissent. New Doctor, No. 88, December 2008, pp. 2-5. Techniques for resisting attacks on dissent in science.

Chris Barker, Brian Martin and Mary Zournazi. Emotional self-management for activists. Reflective Practice, Vol. 9, No. 4, November 2008, pp. 423-435.

Brian Martin. How nonviolence is misrepresented. Gandhi Marg, Vol. 30, No. 2, July-September 2008, pp. 235-257. Review article of Peter Gelderloos, How Nonviolence Protects the State.

Brian Martin. The Henson affair: conflicting injustices. Australian Review of Public Affairs, July 2008. Tactics used in relation to Bill Henson's photographs of a naked girl are assessed as to whether they are characteristic of those used by perpetrators of injustice.

Truda Gray and Brian Martin. Comparing wars. Journal of Military and Strategic Studies (, Vol. 10, No. 3, Spring 2008. Twenty general categories for comparing wars are proposed and then applied to commentaries on the Vietnam and Iraq wars.

Jørgen Johansen and Brian Martin. Sending the protest message. Gandhi Marg, Vol. 29, No. 4, January-March 2008, pp. 503-519. How protesters can connect with audiences, align their methods with their messages and deal with attacks.

Truda Gray and Brian Martin. My Lai: the struggle over outrage. Peace & Change, Vol. 33, No. 1, January 2008, pp. 90-113. A backfire analysis of the 1968 My Lai massacre during the Vietnam war.

Truda Gray and Brian Martin. The American war in Indochina: injustice and outrage. Revista de Paz y Conflictos, No. 1, 2008, pp. 6-28. How the US government tried to inhibit outrage from the bombing, the Phoenix Program and the My Lai massacre.

Brian Martin. The globalisation of scientific controversy. Globalization, Vol. 7, No. 1, 2008. Nine facets of the controversies over fluoridation, nuclear power and the origin of AIDS are examined in order to assess the relationship between globalisation and scientific controversies.

Kylie Smith and Brian Martin. Tactics of labor struggles. Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal, Vol. 19, No. 3, September 2007, pp. 193-206. How employers try to reduce outrage from anti-worker actions, with special attention to Patricks versus the Maritime Union of Australia.

Brian Martin. Slow injustice. Social Alternatives, Vol. 26, No. 4, Fourth Quarter 2007, pp. 5-9.

Brian Martin. Contested testimony in scientific disputes: the case of the origins of AIDS. The Skeptic, Vol. 13, No. 3, 2007, pp. 52-58.

Brian Martin. Opposing nuclear power: past and present. Social Alternatives, Vol. 26, No. 2, Second Quarter 2007, pp. 43-47.

Brian Martin. Energising dissent. D!ssent, No. 24, Spring 2007, pp. 62-64: methods of resisting suppression of dissent, with a focus on Australia.

Brian Martin. Nuclear power and antiterrorism: obscuring the policy contradictions. Prometheus, Vol. 25, No. 1, March 2007, pp. 19-29.

Truda Gray and Brian Martin. Backfires: white, black and grey. Journal of Information Warfare, Vol. 7, Issue 1, 2007, pp. 7-16: perpetrators can use black operations or ambiguous events as a pretext for action.

Truda Gray and Brian Martin. Defamation and the art of backfire. Deakin Law Review, Vol. 11, No. 2, 2006, pp. 115-136. Five examples are used to show how defamation suits can backfire.

Brian Martin. Social testing. Social Alternatives, Vol. 25, No. 4, Fourth Quarter 2006, pp. 39-42. Social alternatives require large-scale experimentation.

Brian Martin. SRV & NVA: valorizing social roles through nonviolent action. The SRV Journal, Vol. 1, No. 2, December 2006, pp. 25-33.

Susan Engel and Brian Martin. Union Carbide and James Hardie: lessons in politics and power. Global Society: Journal of Interdisciplinary International Relations, Vol. 20, No. 4, October 2006, pp. 475-490.

Brian Martin and Steve Wright. Looming struggles over technology for border control. Journal of Organisational Transformation and Social Change, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2006, pp. 95-107.

Giliam de Valk and Brian Martin. Publicly shared intelligence. First Monday: Peer-reviewed Journal on the Internet, Vol. 11, No. 9, September 2006.

David Hess and Brian Martin. Repression, backfire, and the theory of transformative events. Mobilization, Vol. 11, No. 1, June 2006, pp. 249-267.

Greg Scott and Brian Martin. Tactics against sexual harassment: the role of backfire. Journal of International Women's Studies, Vol. 7, No. 4, May 2006, pp. 111-125.

Brian Martin. Instead of repression. Social Alternatives, Vol. 25, No. 1, First Quarter 2006, pp. 62-66.

Noriko Dethlefs and Brian Martin. Japanese technology policy for aged care. Science and Public Policy, Vol. 33, No. 1, February 2006, pp. 47-57.

Brian Martin. How nonviolence works. Borderlands e-journal, Vol. 4, No. 3, 2005; reprinted in Charles P. Webel and Jørgen Johansen (eds.), Peace and Conflict Studies: A Reader (London: Routledge, 2012), pp. 289-298: the events at the salt march illustrate how backfire analysis can extend Sharp's concept of political jiu-jitsu.

Brian Martin. The beating of Rodney King: the dynamics of backfire. Critical Criminology, Vol. 13, No. 3, 2005, pp. 307-326.

Brian Martin and Iain Murray. The Parkin backfire. Social Alternatives, Vol. 24, No. 3, Third Quarter 2005, pp. 46-49, 70.

Brian Martin. Bucking the system: Andrew Wilkie and the difficult task of the whistleblower. Overland, No. 180, Spring 2005, pp. 45-48.

Brian Martin and Truda Gray. How to make defamation threats and actions backfire. Australian Journalism Review, Vol. 27, No. 1, July 2005, pp. 157-166.

Brian Martin. Boomerangs of academic freedom. Workplace: A Journal for Academic Labor, #12, 2005, pp. 64-79. A summary published as "The boomerang effect," Campus Review, Vol. 15, No. 26, 6 July 2005, p. 5. The dismissal of biologist Ted Steele from the University of Wollongong is analysed in backfire terms.

Brian Martin. Researching nonviolent action: past themes and future possibilities. Peace & Change, Vol. 30, No. 2, April 2005, pp. 247-270.

Brian Martin. The Politics of a Scientific Meeting: the Origin-of-AIDS Debate at the Royal Society. Politics and the Life Sciences, Vol. 20, No. 2, September 2001, pp. 119-130 [published 2005]. Also available in pdf.

Juan Miguel Campanario and Brian Martin. Challenging dominant physics paradigms. Journal of Scientific Exploration, Vol. 18, No. 3, Fall 2004, pp. 421-438.

Sue Curry Jansen and Brian Martin. Exposing and opposing censorship: backfire dynamics in freedom-of-speech struggles. Pacific Journalism Review, Vol. 10, No. 1, April 2004, pp. 29-45.

Brian Martin and Brian Yecies. Disney through the Web looking glass. First Monday: Peer-Reviewed Journal on the Internet, Vol. 9, Issue 6, June 2004. An examination of anti-Disney websites.

Brian Martin. Iraq attack backfire. Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 39, No. 16, 17-23 April 2004, pp. 1577-1583.

Brian Martin with Will Rifkin. The dynamics of employee dissent: whistleblowers and organizational jiu-jitsu. Public Organization Review, Vol. 4, 2004, pp. 221-238.

Brian Martin. Dissent and heresy in medicine: models, methods and strategies. Social Science and Medicine, Vol. 58, 2004, pp. 713-725.

Brian Martin. Telling lies for a better world? Social Anarchism, No. 35, 2003-2004, pp. 27-39.

Brian Martin. Illusions of whistleblower protection. UTS Law Review, No. 5, 2003, pp. 119-130.

Lyn Carson and Brian Martin. Social institutions in East Timor: following in the undemocratic footsteps of the West. Portuguese Studies Review, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2003, pp. 123-136.

Brian Martin. Citizen advocacy and paid advocacy: a comparison. Interaction, Vol. 17, Issue 1, 2003, pp. 15-20.

Brian Martin. Investigating the origin of AIDS: some ethical dimensions. Journal of Medical Ethics, Vol. 29, No. 4, August 2003, pp. 253-256.

Sue Curry Jansen and Brian Martin. Making censorship backfire. Counterpoise, Vol. 7, No. 3, July 2003, pp. 5-15.

Brian Martin and Steve Wright. Countershock: mobilizing resistance to electroshock weapons. Medicine, Conflict and Survival, Vol. 19, No. 3, July-September 2003, pp. 205-222.

Brian Martin and Wendy Varney. Nonviolence and communication. Journal of Peace Research, Vol. 40, No. 2, March 2003, pp. 213-232.

Hellen Megens and Brian Martin. Cybermethods: an assessment. First Monday: Peer-Reviewed Journal on the Internet, Vol. 8, No. 2, February 2003.

Brian Martin. Dilemmas of defending dissent: the dismissal of Ted Steele from the University of Wollongong. Australian Universities' Review, Vol. 45, No. 2, 2002, pp. 7-17. Also available in pdf.

Brian Martin. The difficulty with alternatives. Social Alternatives, Vol. 21, No. 3, Winter 2002, pp. 6-10.

Edward Woodhouse, David Hess, Steve Breyman and Brian Martin. Science studies and activism: possibilities and problems for reconstructivist agendas. Social Studies of Science, Vol. 32, No. 2, April 2002, pp. 297-319. Highly cited article

Lyn Carson and Brian Martin. Random selection of citizens for technological decision making. Science and Public Policy, Vol. 29, No. 2, April 2002, pp. 105-113.

Brian Martin. Nonviolence versus terrorism. Social Alternatives, Vol. 21, No. 2, Autumn 2002, pp. 6-9.

Ross Colquhoun and Brian Martin. Constructing social action. Philosophy and Social Action, Vol. 27, No. 4, October-December 2001, pp. 7-23.

Brian Martin. Nonviolent futures. Futures, Vol. 33, 2001, pp. 625-635.

Brian Martin. Activists and "difficult people". Social Anarchism, Number 30, 2001, pp. 27-47. Also available in pdf.

Brian Martin. The burden of proof and the origin of acquired immune deficiency syndrome. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B, Vol. 356, 2001, pp. 939-944.

Brian Martin, Wendy Varney and Adrian Vickers. Political jiu-jitsu against Indonesian repression: studying lower-profile nonviolent resistance. Pacifica Review, Vol. 13, No. 2, June 2001, pp. 143-156.

Brian Martin. Behind the scenes of scientific debating. Social Epistemology, Vol. 14, Nos. 2/3, 2000, pp. 201-209.

Brian Martin and Wendy Varney. Nonviolent action and people with disabilities. Civilian-Based Defense, Vol. 15, No. 3, 2000, pp. 4-16.

Brian Martin. Research grants: problems and options. Australian Universities' Review, Vol. 43, No. 2, 2000, pp. 17-22.

Brian Martin. Design flaws of the Olympics. Social Alternatives, Vol. 19, No. 2, April 2000, pp. 19-23.

Brian Martin. Directions for liberation science. Philosophy and Social Action, Vol. 26, Nos. 1-2, January-June 2000, pp. 9-21.

Brian Martin. Defamation havens. First Monday: Peer-Reviewed Journal on the Internet, Vol. 5, No. 3, March 2000. How to use the web to challenge censorship-via-defamation-law.

Wendy Varney and Brian Martin. Lessons from the 1991 Soviet coup. Peace Research, Vol. 32, No. 1, February 2000, pp. 52-68.

Wendy Varney and Brian Martin. Net resistance, Net benefits: opposing MAI. Social Alternatives, Vol. 19, No. 1, January 2000, pp. 47-51.

Brian Martin. Nonviolence versus capitalism. Gandhi Marg, Vol. 21, No. 3, October-December 1999, pp. 283-312.

Brian Martin. Suppressing research data: methods, context, accountability, and responses. Accountability in Research, Vol. 6, 1999, pp. 333-372. Article high in website hits

Brian Martin. Social defence strategy: the role of technology. Journal of Peace Research, Vol. 36, No. 5, January 1999, pp. 535-552.

Brian Martin. Suppression of dissent in science. Research in Social Problems and Public Policy, Volume 7, edited by William R. Freudenburg and Ted I. K. Youn (Stamford, CT: JAI Press, 1999), pp. 105-135.

Brian Martin. Whistleblowing and nonviolence. Peace and Change, Vol. 24, No. 3, January 1999, pp. 15-28. Article high in website hits

Brian Martin. Strategies for dissenting scientists. Journal of Scientific Exploration, Vol. 12, No. 4, 1998, pp. 605-616. Reprinted in Meta Research Bulletin, Vol. 8, No. 1, 15 March 1999, pp. 1-9 and in Infinite Energy: The Magazine of New Energy Technology, No. 31, May/June 2000, pp. 23-27. Reprinted in Swedish in Sökaren, Vol. 36, No. 6, November 1999, pp. 14-19.

Brian Martin. Advice for the dissident scholar. Thought & Action, Vol. 14, No. 1, Spring 1998, pp. 119-130.

Brian Martin. Technology in different worlds. Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society, Vol. 18, No. 5, 1998, pp. 333-339. Published in an edited volume in Korean, 1999. Article high in website hits

Brian Martin, Political refutation of a scientific theory: the case of polio vaccines and the origin of AIDS, Health Care Analysis, Vol. 6, 1998, pp. 175-179.

Brian Martin. Science, technology and nonviolent action: the case for a utopian dimension in the social analysis of science and technology. Social Studies of Science, Vol. 27, 1997, pp. 439-463.

Brian Martin. Technological vulnerability. Technology in Society, Vol. 12, No. 4, 1996, pp. 511-523.

Brian Martin. Critics of pesticides: whistleblowing or suppression of dissent? Philosophy and Social Action, Vol. 22, No. 3, July-September 1996, pp. 33-55.

David Dingelstad, Richard Gosden, Brian Martin and Nickolas Vakas. The social construction of drug debates. Social Science & Medicine, Vol. 43, No. 12, 1996, pp. 1829-1838. Article high in website hits

Christine Dimmer, Brian Martin, Noeline Reeves and Frances Sullivan. Squatting for the prevention of haemorrhoids? Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients, Issue #159, October 1996, pp. 66-70. Article high in website hits

Brian Martin. Communication technology and nonviolent action. Media Development, Vol. 43, No. 2, 1996, pp. 3-9.

Brian Martin. Sticking a needle into science: the case of polio vaccines and the origin of AIDS. Social Studies of Science, Vol. 26, No. 2, May 1996, pp. 245-276. Highly cited article

Helen Gillett, Brian Martin and Chris Rust. Building in nonviolence: nonviolent struggle and the built environment. Civilian-Based Defense, Vol. 11, No. 3, Fall 1996, pp. 1, 4-7. Reprinted in Nonviolence Today, No. 53, January-March 1997, pp. 12-15.

Brian Martin. Democracy without elections. Social Anarchism, No. 21, 1995-1996. Reprinted in Finnish in Timo Ahonen et al. (eds.), Väärin Ajateltua: Anarkistisia Puheenvuoroja Herruudettomasta Yhteiskunnasta (Kampus Kustannus, 2001), pp. 113-144. A truncated version appeared in Bulletin of Anarchist Research, No. 25, pp. 8-20 (Autumn 1991). An earlier, greatly abridged version appeared in Social Alternatives, Vol. 8, No. 4, January 1990, pp. 13-18. Reprinted in Russian in Black Line, supplement, 1993, pp. 7-27. Revised version in Howard Ehrlich (ed.), Reinventing Anarchy Again (Edinburgh: AK Press, 1996), pp. 123-136.

Brian Martin. Against intellectual property. Philosophy and Social Action, Vol. 21, No. 3, July-September 1995, pp. 7-22. Article high in website hits
Reprinted in Journal of Intellectual Property Rights, Vol. 1, No. 5, September 1996, pp. 257-270; Peter Drahos (ed.), Intellectual Property (International Library of Essays in Law and Legal Theory) (Aldershot, UK: Dartmouth, 1999), pp. 517-532; Richard Stallman et al., The Collection of Free Software Foundation Documents (Yunnan University Press, 2003), pp. 284-301 (in Chinese); Indymedia Romania, (portions; in Romanian).

Brian Martin. Possible pathologies of future social defence systems. Pacifica Review, Vol. 7, No. 1, 1995, pp. 61-68.

Brian Martin. Beyond mass media. Metro Magazine, No. 101, 1995, pp. 17-23. Reprinted in Anarchist Age Monthly Review, No. 53, May 1995, pp. 24-30.

Brian Martin. Anarchist science policy. The Raven, Vol. 7, No. 2, Summer 1994, pp. 136-153.

Brian Martin. Protest in a liberal democracy. Philosophy and Social Action, Vol. 20, Nos. 1-2, January-June 1994, pp. 13-24. An earlier version appeared in Human Rights Commission, The Right of Peace Protest Seminar, Canberra, 3-4 July 1986 Papers, Occasional Paper No. 14 (Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service, 1986), pp. 93-117.

Brian Martin. Polio vaccines and the origin of AIDS: the career of a threatening idea. Townsend Letter for Doctors, No. 126, January 1994, pp. 97-100.

Brian Martin. Plagiarism: a misplaced emphasis. Journal of Information Ethics, Vol. 3, No. 2, Fall 1994, pp. 36-47. Article high in website hits

Schweik Action Wollongong (Lisa Schofield, Brian Martin, Rosie Wells, Terry Darling and Debra Keenahan). Social defence and community empowerment. Australian Social Work, Vol. 47, No. 1, March 1994, pp. 48-54.

Brian Martin. Peer review and the origin of AIDS -- a case study in rejected ideas. BioScience, Vol. 43, No. 9, October 1993, pp. 624-627.

Brian Martin. Antisurveillance. Anarchist Studies, Vol. 1, No. 2, 1993, pp. 111-129.

Brian Martin. The critique of science becomes academic. Science, Technology, & Human Values, Vol. 18, No. 2, April 1993, pp. 247-259. Highly cited article

Gabriele Bammer and Brian Martin. Repetition strain injury in Australia: medical knowledge, social movement, and de facto partisanship. Social Problems, Vol. 39, No. 3, August 1992, pp. 219-237. Highly cited article

Brian Martin and Pam Scott. Automatic vehicle identification: a test of theories of technology. Science, Technology, & Human Values, Vol. 17, No. 4, Autumn 1992, pp. 484-505.

Brian Martin. Intellectual suppression: why environmental scientists are afraid to speak out. Habitat Australia, Vol. 20, No. 3, July 1992, pp. 11-14.

Brian Martin. Scientific fraud and the power structure of science. Prometheus, Vol. 10, No. 1, June 1992, pp. 83-98. Article high in website hits

Brian Martin. Science for non-violent struggle. Science and Public Policy, Vol. 19, No. 1, February 1992, pp. 55-58. Reprinted in Philosophy and Social Action, Vol. 18, No. 3, October-December 1992, pp. 7-12 and, in abridged form, in SANA Update, No. 104, October 1992, pp. 13-14.

Schweik Action Wollongong (Brian Martin, member). Telecommunications for nonviolent struggle. Nonviolence Today, No. 27, July/August 1992, pp. 19-23, and Civilian-Based Defense: News & Opinion, Vol. 7, No. 6, August 1992, pp. 7-10.

Brian Martin. Compulsory voting: a useful target for anti-state action? The Raven, Vol. 4, No. 2, April-June 1991, pp. 130-139.

Brian Martin. Revolutionary social defence. Bulletin of Peace Proposals, Vol. 22, No. 1, March 1991, pp. 97-105.

Pam Scott, Evelleen Richards and Brian Martin. Captives of controversy the myth of the neutral social researcher in contemporary scientific controversies. Science, Technology, & Human Values, Vol. 15, No. 4, Fall 1990, pp. 474-494. Reprinted in Townsend Letter for Doctors, No. 106, May 1992, pp. 365-374. Highly cited article

Brian Martin. Computers on the roads: the social implications of automatic vehicle identification. Current Affairs Bulletin, Vol. 67, No. 5, October 1990, pp. 23-28. Reprinted, in abridged form, in Good Government, No. 905, April 1993, pp. 6-8 and No. 906, June 1993, pp. 5-8.

Colin Kearton and Brian Martin. The vulnerability of steel production to military threats. Materials and Society, Vol. 14, No. 1, 1990, pp. 11-44.

Brian Martin. What's your problem? Alternatives: Perspectives on Society, Technology and Environment, Vol. 16, No. 4 - vol 17, No. 1, 1990, pp. 88-92.

Brian Martin. Politics after a nuclear crisis. Journal of Libertarian Studies, Vol. 9, No. 2, Fall 1990, pp. 69-78.

Brian Martin. Computing and war. Peace and Change, Vol. 14, No. 2, April 1989, pp. 203-222.

Brian Martin. Gene Sharp's theory of power. Journal of Peace Research, Vol. 26, No. 2, 1989, pp. 213-222.

Brian Martin. Fluoridation: the Left behind? Arena, No. 89, 1989, pp. 32-38.

Brian Martin. Green election fever. Chain Reaction, No. 59, pp. 24-27 (Spring 1989).

Colin Kearton and Brian Martin. Technological vulnerability: a neglected area in policy-making. Prometheus, Vol. 7, No. 1, June 1989, pp. 49-60.

Brian Martin. The sociology of the fluoridation controversy: a reexamination. Sociological Quarterly, Vol. 30, No. 1, 1989, pp. 59-76. Highly cited article

Brian Martin. Fraud and Australian academics. Thought and Action, Vol. 5, No. 2, Fall 1989, pp. 95-102.

Brian Martin. What should be done about higher education? Social Anarchism, No. 14, 1989, pp. 30-39.

Gabriele Bammer and Brian Martin. The arguments about RSI: an examination. Community Health Studies, Vol. 12, No. 3, 1988, pp. 348-358. Highly cited article

Brian Martin. Nuclear winter: science and politics. Science and Public Policy, Vol. 15, No. 5, October 1988, pp. 321-334.

Brian Martin. Mathematics and social interests. Search, Vol. 19, No. 4, July-August 1988, pp. 209-214. Reprinted in Arthur B. Powell and Marilyn Frankenstein (eds.), Ethnomathematics: Challenging Eurocentrism in Mathematics Education (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1997), pp. 155-171.

Brian Martin. Analyzing the fluoridation controversy: resources and structures. Social Studies of Science, Vol. 18, May 1988, pp. 331-363. Highly cited article

Brian Martin. Coherency of viewpoints among fluoridation partisans. Metascience, Vol. 6, No. 1, 1988, pp. 2-19.

Brian Martin. Lessons in nonviolence from the Fiji coups. Gandhi Marg, Vol. 10, No. 6, September 1988, pp. 326-339.

Brian Martin. The limitations of bilateral peace treaties. Social Alternatives, Vol. 7, No. 2, June 1988, pp. 37-41.

Brian Martin. Queensland versus Greenpeace: the Vega affair. Gijutsu to Ningen (Technology and Humanity), June 1988, pp. 71-79 (in Japanese).

Brian Martin. The Nazis and nonviolence. Social Alternatives, Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 47-49 (August 1987). The Nazis and nonviolence (II). Social Alternatives, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 54-55 (April 1990).

Brian Martin. Academic scapegoats. Zedek, Vol. 7, No. 3, August 1987, pp. 476-481.

Brian Martin. Merit and power. Australian Journal of Social Issues, Vol. 22, No. 2, pp. 436-451 (May 1987).

Brian Martin. Social defence: elite reform or grassroots initiative? Social Alternatives, Vol. 6, No. 2, April 1987, pp. 19-23. Reprinted in Civilian-based Defense: News & Opinion, Vol. 4, No. 1, June 1987, pp. 1-5. Reprinted in Groundswell, No. 27, August-September 1987, pp. 3-6. Reprinted in Dutch in Geweldloos Aktief, Vol. 23, No. 2, June 1988, insert pp. 1-7. Reprinted in Anarchist Age Monthly Review, No. 13, January 1992, pp. 10-14.

Brian Martin. Nuclear suppression. Science and Public Policy, Vol. 13, No. 6, December 1986, pp. 312-320.

Brian Martin. Bias in awarding research grants. British Medical Journal, Vol. 293, 30 August 1986, pp. 550-552.

Brian Martin. Science policy: dissent and its difficulties. Philosophy and Social Action, Vol. 12, No. 1, January-March 1986, pp. 5-23.

Gabriele Bammer, Ken Green and Brian Martin. Who gets kicks out of science policy? Search, Vol. 17, nos 1-2, January-February 1986, pp. 41-46.

Jill Bowling, Brian Martin, Val Plumwood and Ian Watson. Strategy Against Nuclear Power. Social Alternatives, Vol. 5, No. 2, April 1986, pp. 9-16.

Brian Martin. Nuclear disarmament is not enough. Peace Studies, No. 3, June-July 1986, pp. 36-39.

D. T. Wickramasinghe and Brian Martin. Magnetic blanketing in white dwarfs. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol. 223, pp. 323-340 (1986).

Brian Martin and D. T. Wickramasinghe. A test of the dipole model for the rotating magnetic white dwarf Feige 7. Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 301, pp. 177-184 (1 February 1986).

Brian Martin. Peace research: centre or periphery. Peace Studies, pp. 26-27, 49 (November-December 1985).

Brian Martin. Self-managing environmentalism. Alternatives: Perspectives on Society, Technology and Environment, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 34-39 (December 1985). Reprinted in part in Bengali in Dwandwik, No. 7, pp. 67-79 (1990).

Jill Bowling and Brian Martin. Science: a masculine disorder? Science and Public Policy, Vol. 12, No. 6, December 1985, pp. 308-316.

D. T. Wickramasinghe and Brian Martin. The magnetic field of AM Herculis. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol. 212, pp. 353-358 (1985).

Brian Martin. Cracks in the Ringwood solution. Chain Reaction, No. 40, December 1984 - January 1985, pp. 32-36.

Brian Martin and D. T. Wickramasinghe. Polarization angle in magnetic white dwarfs. Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 283, pp. 782-786 (15 August 1984) .

Brian Martin and D. T. Wickramasinghe. Magnetic field distributions in white dwarfs. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol. 206, pp. 407-422 (1984).

Brian Martin. Science, war and peace (I): building a lasting activism. Peace Studies, No. 7, pp. 9-12 (October 1984).

Brian Martin. Extinction politics. SANA Update, No. 16, pp. 5-6 (May 1984); Extinction politics revisited. SANA Update, No. 21, pp. 15-16 (October 1984).

Brian Martin. Social defence and the Indonesian military threat. Peace Studies, No. 4, pp. 5-8 (July 1984).

Brian Martin. Environmentalism and electoralism. Ecologist, Vol. 14, No. 3, pp. 110-118 (1984).

Brian Martin. Plagiarism and responsibility. Journal of Tertiary Educational Administration, Vol. 6, No. 2, October 1984, pp. 183-190.

Brian Martin. Academics and social action. Higher Education Review, Vol. 16, No. 2, Spring 1984, pp. 17-33.

Brian Martin. Psychic origins in the future. Parapsychology Review, Vol. 14, No. 3, May-June 1983, pp. 1-7.

Brian Martin. Disruption and due process: the dismissal of Dr Spautz from the University of Newcastle. Vestes, Vol. 26, No. 1, 1983, pp. 3-9.

Brian Martin. The selective usefulness of science. Queen's Quarterly, Vol. 90, No. 2, Summer 1983, pp. 489-496.

Brian Martin. Suppression of dissident experts: ideological struggle in Australia. Crime and Social Justice, No. 19, pp. 91-99 (Summer 1983). Reprinted in Philosophy and Social Action, Vol. 11, No. 4, pp. 5-19 (Oct-Dec 1985) .

Brian Martin and John Carlin. Wind-load correlation and estimates of the capacity credit of wind power: an empirical investigation. Wind Engineering, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 79-84 (1983).

Brian Martin and Mark Diesendorf. The economics of large-scale wind power in the UK: a model of an optimally mixed CEGB electricity grid. Energy Policy, Vol. 11, No. 3, pp. 259-266 (September 1983).

Brian Martin. Nuclear power and the Western Australia electricity grid. Search, Vol. 13, No. 5-6, pp. 132-136 (June-July 1982).

B. Martin and M. Diesendorf. Optimal thermal mix in electricity grids containing wind power. Electrical Power & Energy Systems, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 155-161 (July 1982).

Brian Martin. The naked experts. Ecologist, Vol. 12, No. 4, July-August 1982, pp. 149-157.

Brian Martin. The global health effects of nuclear war. Current Affairs Bulletin, Vol. 59, No. 7, December 1982, pp. 14-26. Article high in website hits

Brian Martin. Grassroots action for peace. Social Alternatives, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 77-82 (October 1982). A version appeared in Japanese: Crisis, No. 15, pp. 73-81 (1983), and in Swedish, in: Jan Øberg (ed), Forsvar for en Karnvapenfri Varld (Defending a Nuclear-free World) (Stockholm: Wahlstrom & Widstrand, 1983), pp. 211-222.

Brian Martin. Critique of nuclear extinction. Journal of Peace Research, Vol. 19, No. 4, pp. 287-300 (1982).

Brian Martin. How the peace movement should be preparing for nuclear war. Bulletin of Peace Proposals, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 149-159 (June 1982).

Brian Martin. The Australian anti-uranium movement. Alternatives: Perspectives on Society and Environment, Vol. 10, No. 4, Summer 1982, pp. 26-35. An earlier version appeared in Swedish in Natur och Samhalle, No. 2, 1980, pp. 56-70.

Brian Martin and D. T. Wickramasinghe. Magneto-optical effects in magnetic white dwarfs - II. Continuum. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol. 200, pp. 993-1005 (1982).

C. M. Ann Baker, Clyde Manwell and Brian Martin. The University of Birmingham versus Roland Chaplain: academic justice, community service and the professionalisation syndrome. Unpublished paper, 1982.

Brian Martin and D. T. Wickramasinghe. Magneto-optical effects in magnetic white dwarfs - I. The line spectra. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol. 196, pp. 23-31 (1981).

Brian Martin. The scientific straightjacket: the power structure of science and the suppression of environmental scholarship. Ecologist, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 33-43 (January-February 1981).

Brian Martin. Life without television...? Undercurrents, No. 43, pp. 24-27 (December 1980--January 1981). Also published in Japanese in The 80's, No. 5, pp. 41-47 (1980).

Brian Martin. Mobilising against nuclear war: the insufficiency of knowledge and logic. Social Alternatives, Vol. 1, nos 6-7, pp. 6-11 (June 1980).

Mark Diesendorf and Brian Martin. Integration of wind power into Australian electricity grids without storage: a computer simulation. Wind Engineering, Vol. 4, No. 4, pp. 211-226 (1980).

Brian Martin. The goal of self-managed science: implications for action. Radical Science Journal, No. 10, pp. 3-17 (1980). Reprinted in part in German in Wechselwirkung, No. 12, pp. 43-47 (February 1982).

Brian Martin and D. T. Wickramasinghe. Solutions for radiative transfer in magnetic atmospheres. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol. 189, pp. 883-895 (1979).

Brian Martin and D. T. Wickramasinghe. Methods for calculating circular polarisation in magnetic white dwarfs. Proceedings of the Astronomical Society of Australia, Vol. 3, No. 5, pp. 351-352 (1979).

D. T. Wickramasinghe and Brian Martin. Models for GD90 and G99-47. New Zealand Journal of Science, Vol. 22, pp. 441-443 (1979).

Brian Martin and D. T. Wickramasinghe. Cyclotron absorption in magnetic white dwarfs. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol. 189, pp. 69-77 (1979).

D. T. Wickramasinghe and Brian Martin. The magnetic DA white dwarfs. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol. 188, pp. 165-180 (1979).

Brian Davies and Brian Martin. Numerical inversion of the Laplace transform: a survey and comparison of methods. Journal of Computational Physics, Vol. 33, No. 1, pp. 1-32 (October 1979).

Brian Martin and Nick Stokes. Comparing methods for modelling dispersion in flowing media. Utilitas Mathematica, Vol. 15, pp. 307-322 (1979).

Brian Martin. Can scientific development be stopped? Australian Science Teachers Journal, Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. 65-70 (1978).

Brian Martin. The determinants of scientific behaviour. Society for Interdisciplinary Studies Review, Vol. 2, No. 4, pp. 112-118 (1978).

Brian Martin. The selective usefulness of game theory. Social Studies of Science, Vol. 8, pp. 85-110 (1978). Reprinted in Italian in Testi & Contesti, Vol. 3, pp. 9-31 (April 1980). Highly cited article

D. T. Wickramasinghe and Brian Martin. Cyclotron absorption in GD229? Proceedings of the Astronomical Society of Australia, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 269-271 (December 1978).

Brian Martin and D. T. Wickramasinghe. A dipole model for magnetic white dwarf BPM25114. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol. 183, pp. 533-538 (1978).

Brian Martin. The contexts of environmental decision-making. Australian Quarterly, Vol. 50, No. 1, April 1978, pp. 105-118.

Brian Martin. Soft energy hard politics. Undercurrents, No. 27, pp. 10-13 (April-May 1978). Reprinted in Japanese in Gijitsu to Ningen, No. 6, pp. 32-40 (June 1980). An earlier version: Amory Lovins: the line not taken. Chain Reaction, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 17-21 (1977).

Brian Martin. Academics and the environment: a critique of the Australian National University's Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies. Ecologist, Vol. 7, No. 6, pp. 224-232 (July 1977).

Brian Martin. Queanbeyan soft drink factory; What sort of society is possible? Chain Reaction, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 22-25 (1977).

Greg Houseman and Brian Martin. A technique for determining probability distributions for creation and destruction of ozone and other tracer particles. Tellus, Vol. 29, No. 5, pp. 455-461 (October 1977).

Brian Martin and Clinton Stewart. A note on the effect of stratospheric ozone fluctuations on mean transmitted ultraviolet. Journal of Applied Meteorology, Vol. 15, pp. 526-527 (May 1976).

Brian Martin. Critical evaluation of residence times calculated using the exponential approximation. Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 81, No. 15, pp. 2637-2640 (20 May 1976).

Brian Martin. Accuracy of some methods for determining photodissociation rates in the modeling of stratospheric ozone. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, Vol. 33, pp. 131-134 (January 1976).

Brian Martin. On calculating residence and transfer times. Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 81, No. 3, pp. 387-394 (20 January 1976).

Brian Martin. John and Graeme, undergraduate apprentice researchers. Dialogue, Vol. 10, No. 1, April 1976, pp. 44-57.

James A. Donald and Brian Martin.Time-symmetric thermodynamics and causality violation. European Journal of Parapsychology, Vol. 1, No. 3, November 1976, pp. 17-36.

Robert M. May and Brian Martin. Voting models incorporating interactions between voters. Public Choice, Vol. 22, Summer 1975, pp. 37-53.

Brian Martin. Numerical representations which model properties of the solution to the diffusion equation. Journal of Computational Physics, Vol. 17, No. 4, pp. 358-383 (April 1975).

Graeme Henderson, Brian Martin, John Skaller and Carol van Beurden. Radical approaches to learning physics: some experiences of first year university students. Australian Physicist, Vol. 11, No. 10, pp. 204-209 (October 1974).

Robert G. Hewitt and Brian Martin. A method for calculating residence times. Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 78, No. 27, pp. 6212-6217 (20 September 1973).

I. M. Bassett, R. G. L. Hewitt and Brian Martin. Design criteria for finite-difference models for eddy diffusion with winds that guarantee stability, mass conservation, and nonnegative masses. Monthly Weather Review, Vol. 101, No. 6, pp. 528-534 (June 1973).