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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.

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Title: Freshfields Guide to Arbitration and ADR: Clauses in International Contracts, The, 2nd Edition

By: Paulsson, Jan, ed.; et al.
Date: 1999
This acclaimed book shows practitioners how to steer clear of that all-too- common obstacle by drafting fully-informed, comprehensive contract provisions at the outset. - Publisher
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Pages: 192
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 904111226X
Obtain From: Major booksellers and libraries.

Title: Conflict Management in Higher Education

By: Holton, Susan; Kramer, Martin
Date: 1995
This special issue of the journal New Directions for Higher Education focused specifically on conflict management in higher education. It provides a well-rounded collection of articles that should be of interest to people working in various higher education domains.
Publisher: San Francisco: Jossey-Bass
Obtain From: Jossey-Bass

Title: Conflict in Personal Relationships

By: Cahn, Dudley
Date: 1994
This book is organized into two parts. The first focuses on conflict on different types of couple relationships -- homosexual, cross cultural, dating but violent, engaged, and married -- and group relationships -- student peers, parents and their young children, and adult children and their aging parents. The chapters not only review past research on conflict in some relationships, but also take a significant step forward in introducing a variety of other relationship types for future research on conflict. These chapters also offer evidence that conflict is experienced differently in different types of interpersonal relationships. The second part of this book describes basic underlying principles and programs for dealing with interpersonal conflicts. Chapters in this section discuss patterns of argument in everyday life, issues associated with competence in interpersonal conflict, and mediation as a form of intervention for resolution. -Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
Publisher: Hillsdale NJ: Lawrence Earlbaum Associates

Title: Money Pitch: Baseball Free Agency and Salary Arbitration, The

By: Abrams, Rger I.
Date: 2000
In this insightful book, legal scholar and salary arbitrator Roger Abrams tells the story of how a few thousand very talented young men obtain their extraordinary riches. Juggling personal experience and business economics, game theory and baseball history, he explains how agents negotiate compensation, how salary arbitration works, and how the free agency auction" operates. In addition, he looks at the context in which these systems operate: the players' collective bargaining agreement, the distribution of quality players among the clubs, even the costs of other forms of entertainment with which baseball competes." -Temple University review
Publisher: Temple University Press
Pages: 224
Obtain From: Major booksellers and libraries.

Title: New Conflict Cookbook: A Parent/Teacher Guide for Helping Young People Deal with Anger and Conflict, The

By: Crum, Thomas
Date: 2000
This book is geared toward the teenager and assists them in developing healthy, peaceful and creative resolutions to conflicts they frequently encounter.
Publisher: Aiki Works
Pages: 128
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 1877803111
Obtain From: major booksellers

Title: Conflict Resolution in the Schools: A Manual for Educators

By: Girard, Kathryn; Koch, Susan J.
Date: 1996
Based on material developed by the National Institute for Dispute Resolution (NIDR) and the former National Association for Mediation in Education (now merged with the NIDR Youth Program), this practical resource guide shows educators how to diagnose conflicts, handle difficult confrontations, and implement appropriate mediation and problem-solving strategies.
Publisher: San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass
Pages: 400
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0-7879-0235-7W01
Obtain From: Jossey-Bass

Title: Mastering Mediation: A Guide for Training Mediators in a College and University Setting

By: Olshak, Rick
Date: 2001
This mediation skill training manual, written by a former president of the Association for Student Judicial Affairs, is presented as a binder with removable pages. It is designed to give you all the elements you need to construct 4 training tracks focused on the campus environment: basic, advanced, combined and an isolated in-service training. Participants gain an understanding of the mediation process and the skills involved. (540 pp.)
Publisher: Alexandria, VA: LRP Publications
Obtain From: http://www.lrp.com

Title: Introduction to Arbitration

By: Crowther, Harold
Date: 1998
This work is intended for those with little previous knowledge of arbitration and also to serve as a practice manual for serious students of the field. Crowther provides a detailed analysis of the 1996 Arbitration Act, a brief review of the history of arbitration in England, and a breakdown of the arbitration process itself.
Publisher: London, England: LLP Ltd., Legal Publishing Division
Pages: 332
ISBN/ISSN: 185978831

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: Community, Violence, and Peace: Aldo Leopold, Mohandas K. Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Gautama the Buddha in the Twenty-First Century

By: Herman, A. L.
Date: 1998
In this work, Herman examines various conceptions of "community" and the belief that it can contribute to dispute resolution in the twenty-first century.
Publisher: SUNY Press
Pages: 245
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0791439844
Obtain From: Libraries and major booksellers.

Title: Mediation (International Library of Essays in Law and Legal)

By: Menkel-Meadow, Carrie, ed.
Date: 2000
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Company
Pages: 656
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0754620522
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: Nonviolent Direct Action; American Cases: Social-Psychological Analyses

By: Hare, A. Paul ; Blumberg, Herbet H.
Date: 1968
Publisher: Washington: Corpus Books
Pages: 575
Obtain From: Libraries.

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.