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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 students exploring our field.

Recently Released - Mediation-related

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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: Court-Annexed Mediation: Critical Perspectives on Selected State and Federal Programs

By: Bergman, Edward J.; Bickerman, John G.
Date: 1998
This book examines the varied means by which state and federal legal systems are integrating mediation into their dispute resolution procedures. The book gives ADR practitioners, scholars, and court administrators detailed studies of innovative court mediation. It provides sophisticated analysis and commentary about specific programs, as well as broader insights into the overall development of court ADR over the past 20 years.
Publisher: Pike & Fischer, Inc.
Pages: 384
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0937275042
Obtain From: Major booksellers and libraries

Title: Managing Interpersonal Conflict

By: Donohue, William A.
Date: 1992
This book aims to help readers better understand and ultimately manage their routine interpersonal conflicts. Specifically, the book walks readers through the conflict process--from the initial decision of whether or not to confront differences to how to plan the actual confrontation. Donohue deals extensively with the negotiation process and, if negotiation proves unsuccessful, with third-party dispute resolution. The book emphasizes keeping conflicts under control and keeping focused on the issues.
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications
Pages: 184
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0803933126
Obtain From: Sage Publications, Inc.

Title: Bureaucratic Versus Loose Coupling Governance: Ownership or Chaos in Managing Conflict?

By: Caliguri, Joseph P.; et al.
Date: 1984
The first section of this document relates a case involving governance problems at a private education institution. The second section gives teaching notes for the use of this case in any course focusing on leadership, organizational governance, or general management or in various topical courses. In the case recounted, an institution recognized for its collegial governance and administrative team leadership began to experience management and financial problems. To deal with these problems, the Board of Governors decided to create the position of president. The first president resigned after a year; the second resigned before the end of his first year. A team of three university professors was requested by the board chairman to evaluate the second president's performance; documents were analyzed, institutional assessment interviews with the president and administrators were conducted, and recommendations to the board and its constituents were presented. The issues that emerged were related to the differing governance philosophies and leadership styles that produced conflict among the institutional participants. The teaching notes give guidelines on the teaching objectives of the case, the position of the case in the course, assignment questions, and discussion strategies. An analysis of the issues involved is also provided. Five references are listed. (DCS)
Publisher:
Pages: 16

Title: Directory of Law School Dispute Resolution Courses and Programs: A Directory of Courses, Clinics, Professors, Key Contacts, Sample Course Descriptions, and Teaching Methods in Dispute Resolution

By: Conlin, Ellen; Kumamoto, Brian; Clare, Anne L.
Date: 1986
Washington, DC: American Bar Association Standing Committee on Dispute Resolution
Publisher: 95

Title: Alternative Dispute Resolution: Practice and Procedure in Georgia (2nd Edition)

By: Yarn, Douglas H.
Date: 1997
Harrison Company, Publishers
Publisher: 571
Pages: ISBN: 1583360018
ISBN/ISSN: Libraries and major booksellers.

Title: Fairweather's Practice and Procedure in Labor Arbitration, 4th Edition

By: Schoonhoven, Ray J., ed.
Date: 1999
You get complete, updated coverage of: -Labor Arbitration and Enforcement of Statutory Rights In-depth discussion of Gilmer v. Industrial Johnson Corp.--and the line of cases following that case--with regard to compulsory arbitration of statutory claims of employees covered by collective bargaining agreements -Employment Arbitration and Enforcement of Statutory Rights Use of Gilmer by lower courts in requiring arbitration of statutory claims of employees not covered by collective bargaining agreements -Vacation, Enforcement, or Correction Listing of the application by various U.S. Circuit Courts of the Misco decision involving vacation of awards based on public policy" -Posthearing Procedures New standards for newly discovered evidence and the use of posthearing briefs." -BNA Books
Publisher: Edison, NJ: BNA Books
Pages: 825
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 1570181713
Obtain From: Major booksellers and libraries.

Title: Basic Skills for the New Mediator

By: Goodman, Allan H.
Date: 1994
This book provides a detailed overview of mediation, guiding the mediator through all stages of the process and answering numerous frequently asked questions.
Publisher: Solomon Publications
Pages: 111
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0967097304
Obtain From: Major booksellers and libraries.

Title: Arbitration 1998, the Changing World of Dispute Resolution: Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting National Academy of Arbitrators

By: Najita, Joyce
Date: 1999
This book contains the proceedings from the 51st Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Arbitrators in 1998. Among the topics discussed at the meeting, law, arbitration, negotiation, and mediation were the primary focus.
Publisher: BNA Books
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 1570181748
Obtain From: major booksellers

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: 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: 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: Peace, Power and Resistance in Cambodia: Global Governance and the Failure of International Conflict Resolution

By: Lizee, Pierre P.
Date: 1999
This book discusses the failure of international conflict resolution in Cambodia. The discussion contains theoretical remarks on the nature of conflict and peace in Cambodia, an examination of the peace process and resulting Paris Plan, and a before and after examination of the 1993 elections.
Publisher: St. Martins Press
Pages: 240
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0312224060
Obtain From: major booksellers

Title: Dispute Resolution Education and Training: A Video Reference Guide

By: Folberg, Jay; Claus, Karen E
Date: 1989
Washington, DC: National Institute For Dispute Resolution
Publisher: 155

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