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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: Forgiveness Factor: Stories of Hope in a World of Conflict, The

By: Henderson, Michael
Date: 1997
This book presents case studies in the resolution of social, political, and economic conflicts.
Publisher: West Hartford, CT: Kumarian Press
Obtain From: Libraries and 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: 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: 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
Obtain From: major booksellers

Title: Leadership Skills for Department Chairs

By: Gmelch, Walter H; Miskin, Val D
Date: 1993
This book discusses The Call for Leadership, Developing an Academic Team, Department Planning: Analysis and Direction, Department Results: Goal Setting, Managing Time: For Department Chairs Only, Managing Conflict Creatively: Valuing Diverse Perspectives, Coping with Stress: Maintaining Your Enthusiasm, and Leadership Trade-Offs and Pay-Offs. -Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning
Publisher: Bolton, MA: Anker Pub. Co.

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

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: Family Mediation: Contemporary Issues

By: Irving, Howard H.; Benjamin, Michael
Date: 1995
The authors "offer important perspectives on mediating with multicultural populations and the role of the mediator in child custody disputes and child protection cases. Through examination of family mediation research as well as helpful case history vignettes, the authors of this volume take action to fill significant gaps between family therapy and mediation."
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.
Pages: 486
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0803971273(paperback), 0803971265(hardcover)
Obtain From: Sage Publications, Inc.

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: Beyond Confrontation: Transforming the New World Order

By: Hauss, Charles
Date: 1996
In this book Hauss explores new conceptions of conflict resolution for the New World Order, focusing on the interdependence of states, rather than their independence.
Publisher: Praeger
Pages: 5
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0275953912
Obtain From: Major booksellers and libraries.

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: Conflict: Resolution and Provention

By: Burton, John
Date: 1990
This book is a historical and theoretical overview of approaches to conflict resolution. It particularly emphasizes a problem-solving approach to conflict resolution, and the need for conflict prevention (provention). The work will be of interest to those seeking a general understanding of historical and contemporary approaches to conflict resolution.
Publisher: New York: St. Martin's Press
Pages: 295

Title: Strengthening Departmental Leadership: A Team-Building Guide for Chairs in Colleges and Universities

By: Lucas, Ann F.
Date: 1994
This book demonstrates how academic chairs at institutions of higher education can learn the skills that are essential to their becoming leaders and faculty developers and having a significant impact on their departments. The book assists chairs in building cohesive teams in their departments and facilitates learning and using survival skills. It is designed to be highly practical, presenting sensible advice on handling problems that occur frequently in college and university departments. The book provides a goal-setting framework and action steps that result in leadership knowledge and skills. Specific chapters address: (1) opportunities departmental chairs have to handle specific challenges confronting higher education, and barriers that prevent chairs from becoming leaders and team builders; (2) a leadership matrix which measures nine major leadership and faculty development responsibilities and assesses strengths and target areas for development; (3) step-by-step method for developing a vision that will elicit the commitment of the department; (4) motivating, evaluating, and rewarding faculty members; (5) supporting effective teaching; (6) providing feedback on classroom teaching; (7) enhancing commitments to scholarship and service; (8) team building through supportive communication; (9) managing conflict and playing the role of third-party facilitator; (10) using feedback from the department; (11) the dean's role in developing departmental leadership; (12) stress reduction interventions; and (13) personal strategies for strengthening leadership effectiveness. Contains approximately 260 references. (JDD)
Publisher: The Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series
Pages: 295
Obtain From: Jossey-Bass (aka Wiley)

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: Art and Science of Negotiation, The, reprint edition

By: Raiffa, Howard
Date: 1985
This book provides a serious discussion of negotiation in which the author weaves together his expertise in theory and practice.
Publisher: Belknap Press
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 067404813X
Obtain From: Belknap Press or major booksellers