Brian Martin is a Professor of Social Sciences at the University of Wollongong, Australia. He serves on the editorial board of several journals including: Public Understanding of Science, Social Alternatives, Anarchist Studies, Philosophy and Social Action, and Plagiary: Cross-Disciplinary Studies in Plagiarism, Fabrication, and Falsification. The central theme of Professor Martin’s research is the dynamics of power, with special attention to strategies for challenging repression and exploitation.
He has explored power dynamics through an inter-play of theory and case studies, including nonviolent action, dissent and scientific controversies. Other areas of his research include: strategies to oppose injustice, nonviolence and social defense, suppression of dissent in science, technological vulnerability, environmental politics, institutional roots of war and democratic alternatives to representative government. He is the author of over 200 major articles and chapters and 12 books including: Justice Ignited: The Dynamics of Backfire (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.), Uprooting War (Freedom Press, 1984) and Nonviolence versus Capitalism (War Resisters’ International, 2001).
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