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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: Academic Supermarkets: A Critical Case Study of a Multiversity

By: Altbac, Philip; Laufer, R.; et al.
Date: 1971
This edited volume chronicles some of the student upheaval evident in the late 1960s in the United States. Includes articles on topics such as the "Anatomy of Faculty Conflict", "Departmental Clashes", "Four Decades of Activism" (charting student initiated conflicts from 1930-1968) and "Generational Conflict."
Publisher: San Francisco: Jossey-Bass
Pages: 369

Title: Conflict Resolution for the Helping Professions

By: Barsky, Allan Edward
Date: 1999
This book is intended to help developing professionals become reflexive practitioners by offering theory, skills, and exercises for conflict resolution.
Publisher: Wadsworth Pub Co
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 053435923X
Obtain From: major booksellers

Title: Nonviolent National Defense: A Philosophical Inquiry into Applied Nonviolence

By: Freund, Norman C.
Date: 1987
This book discusses the nonviolent alternatives for the defense of nations. The author elaborates on the mechanisms, tactics, and particular actions of a nonviolent national defense program in an effort to demonstrate how it could be an effective alternative to military force.
Publisher: University Press of America
Pages: 82
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0819166553
Obtain From: Libraries and major booksellers

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: 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: True Justice: Quaker Peacemakers and Peacemaking

By: Curle, Adam
Date: 1981
Publisher: London: Quaker Home Service
ISBN/ISSN: ASIN: 0852451563
Obtain From: This title is out of print, find in libraries.

Title: Introduction to Arbitration

By: Crowther, Harold
Date: 1998
This work is intended for those with little previous knowledge of arbitration and also to serve as a practice manual for serious students of the field. Crowther provides a detailed analysis of the 1996 Arbitration Act, a brief review of the history of arbitration in England, and a breakdown of the arbitration process itself.
Publisher: London, England: LLP Ltd., Legal Publishing Division
Pages: 332
ISBN/ISSN: 185978831

Title: Conflict and Consensus: A General Theory of Collective Decisions

By: Moscovici, Serge; Doise, Willem
Date: 1994
Moscovici and Doise's theoretical framework is illustrated by numerous empirical investigations from around the world, outlining the necessary conditions required to generate consensus and construct new social realities.
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Ltd.
Pages: 224
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 080398457X
Obtain From: Sage Publications, Inc.

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: Justice Is Conflict

By: Hampshire, Stuart
Date: 1999
This book examines the concept of justice in both the tradition of political philosophy and the contemporary liberal theory. The author defends that justice in matters of procedure is not the same as justice in matters of substance due to adversarial reasoning in moral conflicts.
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Pages: 88
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0691009333
Obtain From: major booksellers

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: Patterns of Conflict, Paths to Peace

By: Fisk, Larry, ed.; Schellenberg, John, ed.
Date: 2000
This well-balanced Canadian introductory textbook explores the nature of conflict and the patterns which it takes as well as the strategies for approaching and/or overcoming antagonistic relationships in a variety of arenas: interpersonal and familial, political, economic and international.
Publisher: Broadview Press
Pages: 220
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 1551111543
Obtain From: major booksellers

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: Personality Negotiating: Conflict Without Casualty

By: Anastasi, Thomas
Date: 1999
This book offers a variety of ways to negotiate when dealing with multiple personality types.
Publisher: Primis
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0072338342
Obtain From: major booksellers

Title: Cultures of Peace: The Hidden Side of History (Syracuse Studies on Peace and Conflict Resolution)

By: Boulding, Elise; Mayer, Frederico
Date: 2000
Her book, Cultures of Peace: The Hidden Side of History, is an extensive and comprehensive survey of 50 years of reflections and research on human societies and cultures. Studying and envisioning the spaces where humanity enters the grace of peace has been her life's work. -American Friends Service Committee
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Pages: 280
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0815628315
Obtain From: major booksellers