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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: Limits of Social Cohesion: Conflict and Mediation in Pluralist Societies, The

By: Berger, Peter L., ed.
Date: 1999
This book asks two principal questions with regard to normative conflicts on a global scale: do such conflicts have common characteristics worldwide?; and which institutions polarize such conflicts and which can serve to mediate them? This work "examines both questions through findings gained from a study of normative conflicts in eleven societies located in different parts of the world and at different levels of economic development."
Publisher: Westview Press
Pages: 416
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0-8133-6719-0
Obtain From: Perseus Books Group

Title: History and Digest of the International Arbitrations to Which the United States Has Been a Party, Reprint Edition

By: Moore, John B.
Date: 2001
Publisher: AMS Press
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0404122701
Obtain From: Major booksellers and libraries.

Title: Tao of Peace: Lessons from Ancient China on the Dynamics of Conflict, The

By: Chen, Wang; Sawyer, Ralph D; Sawyer, Meri-Chun Lee
Date: 2000
This book is a philosophical discussion of the causes of conflict and solutions for peace. Using Laozi's Dao De Jin, Wang Chen, a ninth century Chinese military commander, emphasizes the practicality of nonviolence and the role of a leader to achieve peace.
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
Pages: 256
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 1570625115
Obtain From: major booksellers

Title: Capturing the Complexity of Conflict: Dealing With Violent Ethnic Conflicts in the Post-Cold War Era

By: Sandole, Dennis J. D.
Date: 2000
This book explores the terrain of ethnic conflicts in the post-cold war era, focusing specifically on the causes, conditions, and perpetuation of violent conflict and war.
Publisher: Pinter Pub Ltd
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 1855676192
Obtain From: Major booksellers and libraries.

Title: Campus Life: In Search of Community

By: Boyer, Earnest
Date: 1990
In this book, Boyer offers six principles of community that when combined together lead to a successful and friendly learning environment. They include: a purposeful community, an open community, a just community, a disciplined community, a caring community, and a celebrative community.
Publisher: Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press

Title: Postmodern Insurgencies: Political Violence, Identity Formation, and Peacemaking in Comparative Perspective

By: Munck, Ronaldo, ed.; De Silva, Purnaka L., ed.; Dieng, Adama
Date: 1999
This book is a series of essays by various authors examining contemporary examples of political violence, identity, and peacemaking. Countries discussed include Argentina, El Salvador, South Africa, Northern Ireland, Ethiopia, Palestine, Somalia, and Sri Lanka.
Publisher: St. Martins Press
Pages: 304
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0312226292
Obtain From: major booksellers

Title: Anatomy of a Mediation: Mock Mediation Vignettes - Plus Analysis, Practice Tips, and Discussion

By: Grumbach, James E. Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Inc. (1982- )
Date: 1997
xii, 120
Publisher: Boston, MA (Ten Winter Pl., Boston 02108-4751): Mcle

Title: Power and Conflict in the University: Research in the Sociology of Complex Organizations

By: Baldridge, Victor
Date: 1971
This classic book, based on Baldridge's experiences working at NYU during a time of great changes, argues in favor of viewing universities as political organizations as opposed to collegial, bureaucratic or purely rational systems. Baldridge explains Rather than a holistic enterprise, the university is a pluralistic system, often fractured by conflicts along the lines of disciplines, faculty subgroups, student subcultures, splits between administrators and faculties, and rifts between professional schools. (p. 107)" -Conflict Management in Higher Education Report
Publisher: New York: John Wiley & Sons

Title: Inter-Ethnic and Religious Conflict Resolution in Nigeria

By: Uwazie, Ernest M., ed.; et al.
Date: 1999
This book examines the role of conflict resolution in the ethnic/religious conflicts of Nigeria. The discussion of the book includes the sociocultural politics, the role of Nigerian women and youth, indigenous organizations, and the concept of eventual resolution.
Publisher: Lexington Books
Pages: 192
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0739100335
Obtain From: major booksellers

Title: Negotiation: Strategies for Mutual Gain--The Basic Text of the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation

By: Hall, Lavinia, ed.
Date: 1993
Negotiation is a collection of essays which present key concepts and strategies intended to promote effective negotiation and mutually beneficial dispute resolution.
Publisher: London: Sage Publications
Pages: 212
ISBN/ISSN: ASIN: 0803948506
Obtain From: This title is out of print, find in libraries

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: Conflict Components: Power in Interpersonal Conflict

By: Hocker, Joyce L.; Wilmot, William W.
Date: 1978
Publisher: Dubuque, IA: WM.C. Brown Publishers

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: Violence in America: An Encyclopedia

By: Gottesman, Ronald, ed.; et al.
Date: 2000
This is an encyclopedia of essays on violence in the United States examining the social conditions involved and analyzing cause and effect. Topics include individuals, specific events, social conditions, and cultural trends.
Publisher: Charles Scribners Sons/Reference
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0684804875
Obtain From: Major booksellers

Title: Negotiation as a Social Process

By: Kramer, Roderick M., ed.; Messick, David M., ed.
Date: 1995
Negotiation as a Social Process covers a wide range of topics, including the role of group identification and accountability on negotiator judgment and decision making, the importance of power-dependence relations on negotiation, intergroup bargaining, coalitional dynamics in bargaining, social influence processes in negotiation, cross-cultural perspectives on negotiation, and the impact of social relationships on negotiation.
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Inc.
Pages: 360
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0803957378(hardcover), 0803957386(paperback)
Obtain From: Sage Publications, Inc.