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Student 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 students exploring our field.

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Title: Cultural Divides: Understanding and Overcoming Group Conflict

By: Prentice, Deborah A., ed.; Miller, Dale T., ed.
Date: 1999
Can a population of increasingly mixed origins learn to live and work together despite differing cultural backgrounds? Or, is social polarization by race and ethnicity inevitable? These are the dilemmas explored in Cultural Divides, a compendium of the latest research into the origins and nature of group conflict, undertaken by a distinguished group of social psychologists who have joined forces to examine the effects of culture on social life. -Russel Sage Foundation
Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation
Pages: 368
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0871546906
Obtain From: major booksellers

Title: Everything You Need to Know About Conflict Resolution

By: Nathan, Amy
Date: 1999
This is a general information book on conflict focusing on family, relationship, and youth conflicts.
Publisher: Rosen Publishing Group
Pages: 64
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0823929558
Obtain From: major booksellers

Title: Origins of Nonviolence: Tolstoy and Gandhi In Their Historical Settings, The

By: Green, Martin Burgess
Date: 1986
University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press
Pages: ASIN: 0271004142
ISBN/ISSN: Libraries and major booksellers.

Title: True Justice: Quaker Peacemakers and Peacemaking

By: Curle, Adam
Date: 1981
Publisher: London: Quaker Home Service
ISBN/ISSN: ASIN: 0852451563
Obtain From: This title is out of print, find in libraries.

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: Building Partnerships: A Contemporary Approach to Conflict Management

By: This book embodies the win-win approach to conflict management within business situations, while emphasizing partnering and collaborative approaches.
Date: 1999
Publisher: 0
Pages: ISBN: 0072400382
ISBN/ISSN: major booksellers

Title: Violent Conflict and the Transformation of Social Capital: Lessons from Cambodia, Rwanda, Guatemala, and Somalia

By: Colletta, Nat J.; Cullen, Michelle L.
Date: 2000
This book uses the examples of Cambodia, Rwanda, Guatemala, and Somalia to discuss the transformation that results in a violent conflict.
Publisher: World Bank
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0821344129
Obtain From: major booksellers

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: 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: Negotiation as a Social Process

By: Kramer, Roderick M., ed.; Messick, David M., ed.
Date: 1995
Negotiation as a Social Process covers a wide range of topics, including the role of group identification and accountability on negotiator judgment and decision making, the importance of power-dependence relations on negotiation, intergroup bargaining, coalitional dynamics in bargaining, social influence processes in negotiation, cross-cultural perspectives on negotiation, and the impact of social relationships on negotiation.
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Inc.
Pages: 360
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0803957378(hardcover), 0803957386(paperback)
Obtain From: Sage Publications, Inc.

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: Mediation, Principles & Practice, 2nd Edition

By: Kovach, Kimberlee K.
Date: 1999
MEDIATION: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE combines the theory, law and practice of mediation into a book that is primarily intended for use in mediation skills based courses and for individuals that are beginning the practice of mediation.
Publisher: West Publishing Company
Pages: 397
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0314228659
Obtain From: Major booksellers and libraries.

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: Mending the Cracks in the Ivory Tower: Strategies for Conflict Management in Higher Education

By: Holton, Susan
Date: 1998
Faculty and administrators in higher education inevitably encounter conflict in their complex and challenging roles. With a particular focus on department chairs and deans, this edited volume helps analyze the many kinds of personal and institutional conflicts most commonly faced in higher education and provides the necessary tools and methods for conflict management and resolution. Contributors share their expertise with case studies, questions, examples, and strategies. This book shows how the proper management of conflict can improve working relationships, departments, and entire institutions.
Publisher: Bolton, MA: Anker Publishing Company
Pages: 288
Obtain From: Anker Publishing Company

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.