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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: Preventing Workplace Violence: A Guide for Employers and Practitioners

By: Braverman, Mark
Date: 1999
Scholarly work on managing and preventing workplace violence.
Publisher: Sage Publications
ISBN/ISSN: 761906150

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: Conflict: Readings in Management & Resolution (Conflict Series)

By: Burton, John; Dukes, Frank
Date: 1990
This book is a collection of essays intended to provide an introduction to and overview of the theoretical foundations of the field of conflict resolution. These essays include both classic texts and contemporary contributions to the field.
Publisher: New York: St. Martin's Press
Pages: 354
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN 0312040849

Title: Identity, Ideology and Conflict: The Structuration of Politics in Northern Ireland

By: Cash, John Daniel
Date: 1996
This work focuses on "the politics of identity", or the underlying ideologies and identity affiliations, that underlie conflicts in Northern Ireland. Unionism in Northern Ireland, past and present, is analysed in detail to illustrate the strengths of this new approach.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 8
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0521550521

Title: Bureaucratic Versus Loose Coupling Governance: Ownership or Chaos in Managing Conflict?

By: Caliguri, Joseph P.; et al.
Date: 1984
16
Publisher: The first section of this document relates a case involving governance problems at a private education institution. The second section gives teaching notes for the use of this case in any course focusing on leadership, organizational governance, or genera

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: Nonviolence in Theory and Practice

By: Holmes. Robert L., ed
Date: 1990
This book provides an overview of the history of nonviolence, with contributions from a wide range of writers.
Publisher: Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing Co.
Pages: 208
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0534121802
Obtain From: Major booksellers

Title: Anatomy of Conflict - Topic #1 in a Series of International Security and Conflict Curricula for Grades 7-12 and Community College, The

By: Riddle, Robin
Date: 1988
This four-day unit is designed for use in social studies and/or literature classes at secondary (7-12) and community college levels as a general introduction to conflict on personal, group, and world levels. The unit introduces students to and familiarizes them with the characteristics and mechanisms of conflicts at all levels and with basic conflict resolution/management alternatives. Students define conflict, divide it into separate elements, and apply these elements to conflict analysis on all levels. As a result students understand conflicts as phenomena with causes, consequences and different possible outcomes, and not as isolated events that should necessarily be either avoided or sought. Students also discuss controversial issues such as the morality of conflict and whether a link exists between personal and international conflict behavior and its resolution. The overall purpose of these activities is to develop students' analytic and critical skills regarding conflict. Five appendices appear at the end of the unit: (1) Related Activities; (2) Connections to Textbooks; (3) Connections to California's History/Social Science Framework and Model Curriculum Standards; (4) Bibliography; and (5) Educational Philosophy. (DB)
Publisher: Stanford, CA: Stanford University: Stanford Program on International and Cross Cultural Education
Pages: 55
Obtain From: ERIC

Title: Beyond the Rangeland Conflict: Toward a West that Works

By: Dagget, Dan
Date: 2000
Written by an environmentalist, this book is about the radical idea that people can be more effective at getting what they want by working together than they can be by fighting each other. The book uses ten examples of environmentalists and ranchers working together including open space disputes, endangered species, collaborative team-building, and the power of a shared vision.
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
Pages: 112
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0966622901
Obtain From: major booksellers

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: 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: 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: 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: Origins of Nonviolence: Tolstoy and Gandhi In Their Historical Settings, The

By: Green, Martin Burgess
Date: 1986
Publisher: University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press
ISBN/ISSN: ASIN: 0271004142
Obtain From: Libraries and major booksellers.

Title: Tenure, Discrimination, and the Courts (2nd Edition)

By: Leap, Terry L.
Date: 1995
This book examines issues related to faculty tenure, discrimination, and court litigation at American colleges and universities. It also analyzes legal cases, court rulings, personnel practices, and specific types of discrimination germane to reappointment, promotion, or denial of tenure in higher education. Individual chapters concentrate on the potential effects of discrimination legislation; employment discrimination and relevant legislation; the reappointment, promotion, and tenure process; judicial intervention in promotion and tenure disputes; criteria for making promotion and tenure decisions; the burden of proof in college and university discrimination cases; the confidentiality of the peer review process; remedies for employment discrimination in academia; and preventing employment suits. An appendix provides an overview of selected cases. (MDM)
Publisher: St. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press
Pages: 247
Obtain From: Cornell University Press