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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: 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: Conquest of Violence: The Gandhian Philosophy of Conflict

By: Bondurant, Joan V.
Date: 1965
This book introduces the reader to the political thought and activity of Mahatma Gandhi.
Publisher: Berkeley: University of California Press

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: Preparing for Peace: Conflict Transformation Across Cultures

By: Lederach, John Paul
Date: 1996
In this book the author draws on his personal experiences, in order to explain the process and key elements in teaching conflict resolution.
Publisher: Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0815627254
Obtain From: Syracuse University Press

Title: From Practice to Theory: Toward a Feminist Reconstruction of Nonviolence

By: Adler, Lisa; Ling, Lily
Date: 1993
The underlying assumptions of nonviolence are implicitly Western, elitist, and androcentric. Thus nonviolence disappears" women in general, and non-Western, nonelite women in particular. Nonviolence contributes to what it seeks to eliminate: violence. As a feminist alternative, we propose a "dissident" reconstruction of violence/nonviolence. This introduces new heuristics for inquiring into violence--what it is, why it erupts, and how it resists resolution--which then expand our understanding of nonviolence and how to apply it." -Adler and Ling
Publisher: Syracuse, NY: Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

Title: Conflict and Change on Campus: The Response to Student Hyper-Activism

By: Brickman, William; Lehrer, Stanley
Date: 1970
Publisher: New York: School and Society Books

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: Power and Conflict in Continuing Education: Survival and Prosperity for All?

By: Alford, Harold J.
Date: 1980
xi, 247
Publisher: Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Pub. Co.
Pages: 534008496

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: On-Going Training Activities for Student Mediators

Date: 1990

Title: International Conflict Resolution: Camp David Aftermath

By: Kriesberg, Louis
Date: 1992
This page is a summary of Louis Kriesberg's book, International Conflict Resolution. Kriesberg discusses the Camp David accords that created a framework for negotiations over the West Bank and Gaza Strip. According to the "Framework of Peace in the Middle East," certain steps should have been made for the further development of the peace process
Publisher: New Haven, London: Yale University Press

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: Managing Conflict

By: Lucas, Ann
Date: 1994
Publisher: San Francisco: Jossey-Bass
Pages: 201-218
Obtain From: Jossey-Bass

Title: Collective Violence

By: Barkan, Steven E.; Snowden, Lynne L.
Date: 2000
This book redefines current approaches to the study of collective behavior and social movements, focusing on the characteristics, history, and structure of violent groups to better understand how this violence can be minimized.
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Pages: 176
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0205267823
Obtain From: Major booksellers and libraries.

Title: Creative Academic Bargaining: Managing Conflict in the Unionized College and University

By: Birnbaum, Robert
Date: 1980
Publisher: The evolution of collective bargaining in higher education and factors that lead academic bargaining from destructive conflict to cooperation are examined. Academic bargaining is viewed as a form of shared authority, but one with unusual institutional and