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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.

Recently Released - Mediation-related

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Title: Mediation in the Campus Community: Designing and Managing Effective Programs

By: Warters, William C.
Date: 1999
This practical and comprehensive book offers administrators, faculty, student services professionals, and student groups step-by-step advice on mediation program development. The author draws on case examples and ideas from campuses across the country to illustrate strategies for developing creative and effective responses to conflict. Readers will find a ten-step guide for creating new programs, plus advice on staff training, program promotion, results evaluation, general conflict resolution skills training strategies and more. Sample forms, policy language, promotional materials, mission statements, assessment questions, and a case management script are among the many resources provided.
Publisher: San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers
Pages: 176
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 078794789X
Obtain From: Libraries and major booksellers.

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
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Title: Presidents, Professors, and Trustees

By: Cowley, W. H.
Date: 1980
Publisher: San Francisco: Jossey-Bass

Title: Violent Conflict and the Transformation of Social Capital: Lessons from Cambodia, Rwanda, Guatemala, and Somalia

By: Colletta, Nat J.; Cullen, Michelle L.
Date: 2000
Publisher: World Bank
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0821344129
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Title: Handbook of Conflict Resolution: Theory and Practice, The

By: Deutsch, Morton, ed.; Coleman, Peter T., ed.
Date: 2000
This book integrates the theory and practice of conflict resolution. It also covers various topics in conflict resolution from problem solving to political issues.
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Pages: 649
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0787948225
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Title: Making Peace Prevail: Preventing Violent Conflict in Macedonia (Peace and Conflict Resolution)

By: Ackermann, Alice
Date: 2000
This book examines the efforts to promote peace in Macedonia through preventive intervention by both domestic and international interests.
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Pages: 272
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0815606028
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Title: Compromising Palestine

By: Klieman, Aaron S.
Date: 2000
This book examines the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and assesses the important issues involved. It places great importance upon the idea of territorial partitioning as a solution to ending the conflict.
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Pages: 320
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0231117884
Obtain From: major booksellers

Title: Conflict in Personal Relationships

By: Cahn, Dudley
Date: 1994
This book is organized into two parts. The first focuses on conflict on different types of couple relationships -- homosexual, cross cultural, dating but violent, engaged, and married -- and group relationships -- student peers, parents and their young children, and adult children and their aging parents. The chapters not only review past research on conflict in some relationships, but also take a significant step forward in introducing a variety of other relationship types for future research on conflict. These chapters also offer evidence that conflict is experienced differently in different types of interpersonal relationships. The second part of this book describes basic underlying principles and programs for dealing with interpersonal conflicts. Chapters in this section discuss patterns of argument in everyday life, issues associated with competence in interpersonal conflict, and mediation as a form of intervention for resolution. -Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
Publisher: Hillsdale NJ: Lawrence Earlbaum Associates

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
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Title: Origins of Violence: Approaches to the Study of Conflict, The

By: Rapoport, Anatol
Date: 1989
Publisher: New York: Professors' World Peace Academy
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0943852471
Obtain From: Libraries and major booksellers

Title: Planner as Dispute Resolver: Concepts & Teaching Materials, The

By: Dotson, Anthony Bruce; Godschalk, David R; Kaufman, Jerome L
Date: 1989
Publisher: Washington, DC: National Institute for Dispute Resolution
Pages: 1 v. (various pagings)

Title: On-Going Training Activities for Student Mediators

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Date: 1990
Publisher:

Title: Narratives in Action : A Strategy for Research and Analysis

By: Wortham, Stanton
Date: 2001
This work offers a theoretical foundation and a systematic methodology for analyzing narrative data, and identifying meaningful patterns within stories.
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN/ISSN: 807740764
Obtain From: Major booksellers and libraries.

Title: Preventing, Managing, and Resolving Intrastate Ethnic Conflict: An Evaluation of Theory and Evidence

By: Carment, David; Harvey, Frank P.
Date: 2000
The authors of this book examine theoretical knowledge of ethnic conflicts and apply violence prevention and conflict management assumptions to NATO's role in Kosovo and Bosnia.
Publisher: Praeger Pub. Text
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0275969797
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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