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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: Academic Supermarkets: A Critical Case Study of a Multiversity

By: Altbac, Philip; Laufer, R.; et al.
Date: 1971
This edited volume chronicles some of the student upheaval evident in the late 1960s in the United States. Includes articles on topics such as the "Anatomy of Faculty Conflict", "Departmental Clashes", "Four Decades of Activism" (charting student initiated conflicts from 1930-1968) and "Generational Conflict."
Publisher: San Francisco: Jossey-Bass
Pages: 369

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

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: Conflict and Consensus: A General Theory of Collective Decisions

By: Moscovici, Serge; Doise, Willem
Date: 1994
Moscovici and Doise's theoretical framework is illustrated by numerous empirical investigations from around the world, outlining the necessary conditions required to generate consensus and construct new social realities.
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Ltd.
Pages: 224
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 080398457X
Obtain From: Sage Publications, Inc.

Title: Methods of Nonviolent Action: Politics of Nonviolent Action, Part 2

By: Sharp, Gene
Date: 1973
The Methods of Nonviolent Action describes nearly two-hundred specific methods of nonviolent action.
Publisher: Boston: Porter Sargent Pub.
Pages: 339
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0875580718
Obtain From: All major booksellers

Title: Ending War: The Force of Reason

By: Rotblat, Joseph, ed.; Bruce, Maxwell, ed.; Milne, Tom, ed.
Date: 1999
This is a collection of essays about nuclear weapons and the attempts to end the nuclear threat.
Publisher: St. Martins Press
Pages: 205
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0312225709
Obtain From: major booksellers

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: Parable of a President

By: Haak, Harold H.
Date: 1982
A fictional account of 1 school year in the life of a university president is presented to illustrate the conflicts within the university. A meeting with state officials regarding the university's 1979-1980 budget request is described, including the president's pre-meeting anticipation and his thoughts about the dynamics of interactions. Diverse phone calls received by the president are interspersed with his serious reflections regarding the budget request document and the political influences to the state decision-making process. After the legislative budget committee meeting, the president's responsibilities included: an all-day planning retreat on general education; a meeting with the State Education Commission regarding the university's academic master plan; meeting with the campus attorney regarding employee and student litigation and grievances; and a session with the faculty executive committee. The concept of "up-tight management," which emphasizes the simultaneous, or mixed, presence of conflict-oriented models along with various models that de-emphasize conflict, is discussed in an afterward. The president placed a high priority on building a consensus on institutional purposes and priorities. The college was stressful because of disagreements about the university's goals as well as conflicting process or procedural models. The school was in transition from a teachers college to a liberal arts college, and then to a regional university. (SW)
Publisher: American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, D.C.
Pages: 75

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: Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace and Conflict

By: Kurtz, Lester R., ed.; Turpin, Jennifer E., ed.
Date: 1999
This resource text provides a starting point for newcomers to the conflict resolution and peace studies field by introducing major theories, concepts, and topics. Contributors come from multiple perspectives and academic disciplines and provide a wide range of articles and materials which are fully indexed and cross- referenced.
Publisher: Academic Press
Pages: 2598
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 012227010X
Obtain From: major booksellers

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: 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: 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: Lurking Evil: Racial and Ethnic Conflict on the College Campus AASCU Issues

By: Hively, Robert Ed
Date: 1990
This publication represents the views of a group of university presidents who met on the White House grounds and at the National Capital to survey the rise in violence in all American universities and to assist in appraising and solving the pressing problems that arise from racial and ethnic tensions on the country's campuses. Titles and authors of individual papers include: "Spirit of a Campus" (Anthony Ceddia); "Washington Forum on Campus Violence: Some Points of View" (Robert Hess); "The College as a Racial Model for Society" (Jimmy Jenkins); "The Identification and Elimination of Subtle Forms of Discrimination on the College Campus" (John LaTourette); "Extinguishing at the Flashpoint" (Craig Willis); "A Case Study of the President's Role in Creating a Healthy Racial/Ethnic Climate" (Kenneth Shaw); "Recruitment of Underrepresented Faculty and Administrators" (James Rosser); "A Case Study: Campus Action and Video Film, 'Still Burning'" (Michael Hooker); "A Design for Diversity: Proactive Planning to Reduce Ethnic Tensions and to Enhance Human Resources" (Eugene Hughes); "Preventive Planning at the System Level" (Bruce Johnstone); "A Model: A University's Strategies and Actions from 'Sit-In' to Resolution" (Donald Gerth); "Strategies to Accommodate Change" (John Welty); "Ethnically and Racially Diverse Faculty: A Response to Change" (Dale Nitzschke et al.); "Suppression and Controls on American College Campuses" (David Tatel); "The First Amendment and Racial Harassment on Campus: A Selective Bibliography" (David Tatel et al.); and "Now Liberals Are Censors" (George Will). (JDD)
Publisher: Washington D.C.: American Association of State Colleges and Universities
Pages: 135
Obtain From: ERIC

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