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Faculty Conflict Resolution Bookshelf

Note: Each issue of our Conflict Management in Higher Education Report includes some reviews of books and resources. See our table of contents to past resource reviews for quick access.

On this page we provide somewhat random selection of books on topics we think might interest faculty working in our field.

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Title: Conflict: Practices in Management, Settlement, and Resolution

By: Burton, John; Dukes, Frank
Date: 1990
This book describes different types of conflicts and different approaches to conflict management. It matches the different types of conflict with the most appropriate management process.
Publisher: New York: St. Martin's Press
Pages: 230

Title: Spiral of Conflict: Berkeley, 1964, The

By: Heirich, Max
Date: 1971
This sociological study focuses on the dynamics of communication and conflict among students, faculty, and administration. Heirich's careful documentation makes this the most detailed and reliable chronological record of the conflict's events and interactions (Free Speech Movement).
Publisher: New York: Columbia University Press
Pages: Out of print, check used bookstores and library
ISBN/ISSN: 1

Title: Complexities of Higher Education Administration

By: Higgerson, Mary Lou; Rehwaldt, Susan S.
Date: 1993
Based on extensive experience in administration, in teaching, and in running workshops for administrators, the authors have assembled a collection of cases focused on topics common to academic administrators. (Anker Publishing)
Publisher: Bolton, MA: Anker

Title: Conflict Analysis and Resolution as Education: Culturally Sensitive Processes for Conflict Resolution

By: LeBaron Duryea, Michelle
Date: 1994
This Canadian training curriculum is designed for those interested in learning to handle conflict effectively in multi-cultural settings. Self-exploration, cultural assessment, process design, power dynamics, and working with strong emotions are some of the themes covered in this five unit training course.
Publisher: Vancouver, BC: University of Victoria: Institute for Dispute Resolution
Pages: 135

Title: Dynamics of Conflict Resolution: A Practitioner's Guide, The

By: Mayer, Bernard
Date: 2000
Mayer's volume provides a synthesis of the theoretical and pragmatic perspectives on conflict resolution. After exploring the nature of conflict from several theoretical perspectives, he proceeds to deal specifically with issues of impasse, advocacy, communication, and mediation.
Publisher: San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers
Pages: 263
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0-7879-5019-X
Obtain From: Jossey-Bass or major booksellers.

Title: Opportunities Missed, Opportunities Seized: Preventive Diplomacy in the Post-Cold War World

By: Jentleson, Bruce W., ed.; Holl, Jane. E.; et al.
Date: 1999
This is a comprehensive discussion of the role of preventive diplomacy in the post-Cold War world. Topics include the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the breakup of Yugoslavia, the on-going nuclear threat, and ethnic conflicts in Africa.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 456
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0847685586(hardcover), 0847685594(paperback)
Obtain From: major booksellers

Title: Managing Campus Conflict Through Alternative Dispute Resolution

By: Weeks, Kent
Date: 1999
This 1999 technical assistance manual is from the publisher of Lex Collegii, a quarterly legal newsletter for independent higher education. As explained by the book's publisher, this manual "analyzes and assesses alternative dispute resolution systems available to the college campus. It focuses on widely accepted forms of alternative dispute resolution, how they work, and their application to the collegiate environment. The manual includes data to evaluate options and determine how processes can be adapted to a particular institution and environment. Appendices of policies and forms that can be used for arbitration, mediation, grievance processing, and ombudsman systems is provided."
Publisher: Nashville, TN: College Legal Information, Inc.
Pages: 180
ISBN/ISSN: 1-881434-18-4

Title: Peaceful Persuasion: A Guide to Creating Mediation Dispute Resolution Programs for College Campuses

By: Girard, Kathryn; Townley, Annette; Rifkin, Janet
Date: 1985
A guide to mediation program planning is presented for college campuses. The concept of a college mediation program is considered, along with issues of needs, benefits, program focus, and goals.
Publisher: Amherst, MA: The Mediation Project

Title: Getting to Peace: Transforming Conflict at Home, at Work, and in the World

By: Ury, William L.
Date: 1999
In this book, the author proposes a new approach for conflict resolution called the "Third Side," which gets disputants to think outside of perspectives that only allow for two, opposing perspectives. This third side can be filled by the roles of mediation and negotiation. The insights offered by the author can be applies to conflicts in the workplace, at home, or in the community.
Publisher: Viking Press
Pages: 256
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0670887587
Obtain From: Major booksellers and libraries.

Title: Game Theory as a Theory of Conflict Resolution

By: Rapoport, Anatol
Date: 1974
Publisher: Boston: D. Reidel Publishing
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 9027704244
Obtain From: Major booksellers or libraries

Title: Conflict Resolution Theory and Practice: Integration and Application

By: van der Merwe, Hugo, ed.; Sandole, Dennis J. D., ed.
Date: 1993
This collection of diverse essays provides a broad overview of the field of conflict resolution.
Publisher: New York: Manchester University Press
ISBN/ISSN: 719037476
Obtain From: Major Booksellers, Libraries

Title: Leadership and Negotiation in the Middle East

By: Kellerman, Barbara ; Rubin, Jeffrey Z., ed.
Date: 1988
This book looks at the Israel-Lebanon conflict of 1982 in examining the role of national leaders as key actors in international politics and conflict management.
Publisher: New York: Praeger
Pages: 309
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0275924890
Obtain From: Major booksellers and libraries.

Title: Directory of Law School Dispute Resolution Courses and Programs: A Directory of Courses, Clinics, Professors, Key Contacts, Sample Course Descriptions, and Teaching Methods in Dispute Resolution

By: Conlin, Ellen; Kumamoto, Brian; Clare, Anne L.
Date: 1986
Publisher: Washington, DC: American Bar Association Standing Committee on Dispute Resolution
Pages: 95

Title: How Neutrals Can Help Bargainers in Troubled Times

By: Birnbaum, Robert
Date: 1983
Publisher: The use of neutrals in higher education collective bargaining is considered, with specific reference to a pilot project in which a neutral worked for over a year with the administration and faculty union at a two-year public community college. Eighteen pr
ISBN/ISSN: ERIC
Obtain From: 1

Title: Basic Skills for the New Mediator

By: Goodman, Allan H.
Date: 1994
This book provides a detailed overview of mediation, guiding the mediator through all stages of the process and answering numerous frequently asked questions.
Publisher: Solomon Publications
Pages: 111
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0967097304
Obtain From: Major booksellers and libraries.