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


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.

Major articles

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. 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.

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

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

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

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. 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).

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

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

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

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).

Hugh Saddler and Brian Martin. Australian uranium and the election. New Scientist, Vol. 76, pp. 644-645 (8 December 1977).

Encyclopedia entries

Brian Martin. Environment and public health. In: Derek Jones (ed.), Censorship: A World Encyclopedia, Volume 2 (London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2001), pp. 740-743.

Other articles

Brian Martin. Is the 'new paradigm' of physics inherently ecological? Chain Reaction, no. 68, February 1993, pp. 38-39. Reprinted in The Raven, vol. 6, no. 4, October-December 1993, pp. 353-356.

Brian Martin. Women in science: Sarah Ryan. WISENET, No. 2, p. 9 (August 1985).

Brian Martin. Women in science: Gillian Air. WISENET (Journal of the Women in Science Enquiry Network), No. 1, p. 5 (April 1985).

Brian Martin. Proliferation at home. Search, Vol. 15, No. 5-6, pp. 170-171 (June-July 1984).

Brian Martin. The Coulter case: sacked for telling the truth to workers. The Metal Worker, Vol. 2, No. 2, p. 8 (March 1981). Also published as "The Coulter case" in Probe, No. 3, p. 5 (October 1981). An earlier version appeared as: Mutagens and managers. Bogong (Journal of the Canberra and South East Region Environment Centre), Vol. 1, No. 5, September-October 1980, pp. 10-11. The complete version published as "Mutagens and managers" in Brian Martin et al. (eds.), Intellectual Suppression (Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1986), pp. 123-129.

Brian Martin. The power struggle abroad. New Journalist, No. 30, pp. 15-16 (April 1978).

Brian Martin. Uranium: hope or havoc. Development News Digest, No. 19, pp. 25-27 (March 1977).

Brian Martin. Solar technology and political change. Chain Reaction, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 31-32 (1976).


"Pathways to future", review of David Hess, Alternative Pathways in Science and Industry: Activism, Innovation, and the Environment in an Era of Globalization, in Chain Reaction, Issue #101, December 2007, pp. 45-46.

Review of Joop van der Pligt, Nuclear Energy and the Public, in Scientists for Global Responsibility Update, No. 3, August 1993, p. 11.

Review of Richard T. Sylves, The Nuclear Oracles, in Metascience, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 119-120 (1989).

Review of Charles Sutcliffe, The Dangers of Low Level Radiation, in Metascience, Vol. 6, No. 1, p. 52 (1988).

Review of David Collingridge, Technology in the Policy Process, in Prometheus, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 267-268 (December 1984).

Review of Jim Falk, Global Fission, in Politics, Vol. 18, No. 1, p. 143 (May 1983).

Review of Witold Rybczynski, Paper Heroes, in Chain Reaction, No. 27, pp. 38-39 (Autumn 1982).

Review of Ray Reece, The Sun Betrayed, in Chain Reaction, Vol. 5, No. 4, pp. 36-38 (August-September 1980).

Newspaper articles

Brian Martin. Nuclear issue still generates heat. The Advertiser (Wollongong), 15 June 1988, p. 19.

Brian Martin. Depleted ozone level linked to skin cancer. The Advertiser (Wollongong), 10 February 1988, p. 9.

Brian Martin. Halting the pesticide treadmill. Canberra Times, 5 September 1987. Also published as: Who is to blame for pesticide pollution? Illawarra Mercury, 5 September 1987, pp. 17, 28.

Brian Martin. Uranium: the case against stays strong. Canberra Times, 14 December 1983, p. 16.

Brian Martin. Society has the choice of two approaches to energy. Canberra Times, 22 August 1979, pp. 30-31.

Brian Martin. Call for research into Synroc. Canberra Times, 6 December 1978, p. 15.

Brian Martin. The built-in barriers to more widespread use of solar energy. Canberra Times, 20 December 1977, p. 2.

Brian Martin. Uranium mining and ethics. South Coast and Southern Tablelands Magazine, 12 December 1977.

Brian Martin. Some flaws in the reasons given for selling our uranium. Canberra Times, 13 January 1977, p. 2; How can Australia help prevent nuclear proliferation? Canberra Times, 14 January 1977, p. 2. Reply by Rudolph Weber, 3 August 1977 and letter by Brian Martin, 24 August 1977.