Brian Martin: books and booklets



Brian Martin. The Controversy Manual (Sparsnäs, Sweden: Irene Publishing, 2014), 465 pages. A practical guide for understanding and participating in scientific and technological controversies.

Brian Martin. Whistleblowing: A Practical Guide (Sparsnäs, Sweden: Irene Publishing, 2013), 259 pages. This is a revised edition of The Whistleblower's Handbook, 1999

Brian Martin. Doing Good Things Better (Sparsnäs, Sweden: Irene Publishing, 2011), 242 pages

Brian Martin. Justice Ignited: The Dynamics of Backfire (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2007), 244 pages

Brian Martin and Wendy Varney. Nonviolence Speaks: Communicating against Repression (Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 2003), 240 pages

Brian Martin. Nonviolence versus capitalism (London: War Resisters' International, 2001), 187 pages

Brian Martin. Technology for Nonviolent Struggle (London: War Resisters' International, 2001), 166 pages

Lyn Carson and Brian Martin. Random Selection in Politics (Westport, CT: Praeger, 1999), 169 pages

Brian Martin. The Whistleblower's Handbook: How to Be an Effective Resister (Charlbury, UK: Jon Carpenter; Sydney: Envirobook, 1999), 167 pages

Brian Martin. Information Liberation (London: Freedom Press, 1998), 192 pages

Brian Martin. Tied Knowledge: Power in Higher Education (98tk/, 1998)

Brian Martin. Suppression Stories (Wollongong: Fund for Intellectual Dissent, 1997), 171 pages

Brian Martin. Social Defence, Social Change (London: Freedom Press, 1993), 157 pages

Brian Martin. Scientific Knowledge in Controversy: The Social Dynamics of the Fluoridation Debate (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1991), 266 pages

Brian Martin. Uprooting War (London: Freedom Press, 1984), 309 pages. Revised edition published in Italian as La Piramide Rovesciata: Per Sradicare la Guerra (Molfetta: Edizioni La Meridiana, 1990)

Brian Martin. The Bias of Science (Canberra: Society for Social Responsibility in Science (A.C.T.), 1979), 100 pages


Edited books

Brian Martin (ed.) Technology and Public Participation (Wollongong: Science and Technology Studies, University of Wollongong, 1999), 263 pages

Brian Martin (ed.) Confronting the Experts (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1996), 210 pages

Brian Martin, C. M. Ann Baker, Clyde Manwell and Cedric Pugh (eds.), Intellectual Suppression: Australian Case Histories, Analysis and Responses (Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1986), 316 pages


Edited conference proceedings

Brian Martin (ed.) Educational Integrity: Creating an Inclusive Approach. Proceedings of the 4th Asia Pacific Conference on Educational Integrity (4APCEI), 28-30 September 2009, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia. Available on this site and at


Brian Martin. Backfire manual: tactics against injustice (Sparsnäs, Sweden: Irene Publishing, 2012), 106 pages. A practical handbook for activists.

Brian Martin, Sharon Callaghan and Chris Fox, with Rosie Wells and Mary Cawte. Challenging Bureaucratic Elites (Wollongong: Schweik Action Wollongong, 1997), 55 pages. Available in html and pdf.

Brian Martin. Strip the Experts (London: Freedom Press, 1991), 69 pages. Published in Italian as L'esperto è nudo!, translated by Roberto Ambrosoli (Milan: Elèuthera, 1993)

Jacki Quilty, Lynne Dickins, Phil Anderson and Brian Martin. Capital Defence: Social Defence for Canberra (Canberra: Canberra Peacemakers, 1986), 68 pages. Published in Italian as Un Modello di Difesa Populare Nonviolenta (Molfetta: Edizioni la Meridiana, 1987). Published in Dutch as Sociale Verdediging voor Canberra (Utrecht: Opleiding Sociale Vredesdienst, 1989).

Brian Martin. Nuclear Knights (Canberra: Rupert Public Interest Movement, 1980), 88 pages

Brian Martin. Changing the Cogs: Activists and the Politics of Technology (Canberra: Friends of the Earth, 1979), 84 pages

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