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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: Presidents, Professors, and Trustees

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

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: Building Partnerships: A Contemporary Approach to Conflict Management

Date: 1999
This book embodies the win-win approach to conflict management within business situations, while emphasizing partnering and collaborative approaches.
Publisher: Primis
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0072400382
Obtain From: major booksellers

Title: On-Going Training Activities for Student Mediators

Date: 1990

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: New Directions in Conflict Theory: Conflict Resolution and Conflict Transformation

By: Vayrynen, Raimo
Date: 1991
In developing the transformation perspective, this volume explores the validity of rational and subjective approaches to conflict resolution, considers the value of international law and organizations for addressing complex social phenomena, and outlines a structural approach to international conflicts.
Publisher: Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications Ltd.
Pages: 240
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0803984375
Obtain From: Sage Publications, Inc.

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: 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: 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

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: Conflict Resolution Theory and Practice: Integration and Application

By: van der Merwe, Hugo, ed.; Sandole, Dennis J. D., ed.
Date: 1993
This collection of diverse essays provides a broad overview of the field of conflict resolution.
Publisher: New York: Manchester University Press
ISBN/ISSN: 719037476
Obtain From: Major Booksellers, Libraries

Title: Conflict: Practices in Management, Settlement, and Resolution

By: Burton, John; Dukes, Frank
Date: 1990
This book describes different types of conflicts and different approaches to conflict management. It matches the different types of conflict with the most appropriate management process.
Publisher: New York: St. Martin's Press
Pages: 230

Title: Negotiation: Strategies for Mutual Gain--The Basic Text of the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation

By: Hall, Lavinia, ed.
Date: 1993
Negotiation is a collection of essays which present key concepts and strategies intended to promote effective negotiation and mutually beneficial dispute resolution.
Publisher: London: Sage Publications
Pages: 212
ISBN/ISSN: ASIN: 0803948506
Obtain From: This title is out of print, find in libraries

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: Words Over War: Mediation and Arbitration to Prevent Deadly Conflict

By: Greenberg, Melanie, ed.; Barton, John H., ed.; McGuinness, Margaret E., ed.
Date: 2000
This book discusses efforts to prevent situations of conflict from becoming violent through the use of international mediation and arbitration.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 560
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0847698939(paperback), 0847698920(hardcover)
Obtain From: major booksellers