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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: Dynamics of Conflict Resolution: A Practitioner's Guide, The

By: Mayer, Bernard
Date: 2000
Mayer's volume provides a synthesis of the theoretical and pragmatic perspectives on conflict resolution. After exploring the nature of conflict from several theoretical perspectives, he proceeds to deal specifically with issues of impasse, advocacy, communication, and mediation.
Publisher: San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers
Pages: 263
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0-7879-5019-X
Obtain From: Jossey-Bass or major booksellers.

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: Arbitration Law

By: Merkin, Robert M.
Date: 1998
This major 2-volume loose-leaf work by Professor R. M. Merkin, is a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the law applying to arbitration agreements. Under clear subject headings, the major aspects of arbitration law are comprehensively covered, providing both an informative discussion of the principles and a reliable reference to the relevant source materials. It explains the facts of leading cases and their implications, covering both commercial and consumer arbitrations and referring to international arbitrations where these have significance for English lawyers.
Publisher: LLP Publications and Information Services
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 185044367X
Obtain From: Major booksellers and libraries.

Title: On the Borders of Crime: Conflict Management and Criminology

By: Kennedy, Leslie W.
Date: 1990
Publisher: New York: Longman
ISBN/ISSN: ASIN: 0801301513
Obtain From: This title is out of print, find in libraries.

Title: Conflict Resolution for the Helping Professions

By: Barsky, Allan Edward
Date: 1999
This book is intended to help developing professionals become reflexive practitioners by offering theory, skills, and exercises for conflict resolution.
Publisher: Wadsworth Pub Co
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 053435923X
Obtain From: major booksellers

Title: Conflict Resolution: A Secondary School Curriculum

By: Sadalla, G.; Henriquez, M.; Holmberg, M.
Date: 1987
Publisher: San Francisco: Community Board Program

Title: Power and Conflict in Continuing Education: Survival and Prosperity for All?

By: Alford, Harold J.
Date: 1980
Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Pub. Co.
Publisher: xi, 247
Pages: 534008496

Title: Divorce Mediation and the Legal Process: British Practice and International Experience

By: Dingwall, Robert J., ed.; Eekelaar, J.M., ed.
Date: 1988
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press

Title: Game Theory as a Theory of Conflict Resolution

By: Rapoport, Anatol
Date: 1974
Publisher: Boston: D. Reidel Publishing
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 9027704244
Obtain From: Major booksellers or libraries

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: Managing Conflict

By: Lucas, Ann
Date: 1994
Publisher: San Francisco: Jossey-Bass
Pages: 201-218
Obtain From: Jossey-Bass

Title: Systematic Practitioner: Engaging Communication in Conflict, The

By: Littlejohn, Stephen; Domenici, Kathy
Date: 2000
Engaging Communication in Conflict uses a communication perspective to address insights and methods in private mediation, small group facilitation, system design, large-scale interventions, and public-issue management. The book is "highly pragmatic in orientation, with numerous case examples and ?how-to? information."
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.
Pages: 240
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0761921869(hardcover), 0761921877(paperback)
Obtain From: Sage Publications, Inc.

Title: Politics of Peace-Maintenance, The

By: Chopra, Jarat, ed.
Date: 1998
The results of more than fifty years of peacekeeping operations?ranging from diplomatic efforts to so-called peace enforcement (the use of military force)?have made it clear that a new international political capability is required to adequately manage internal conflicts. That capability, peace-maintenance, is introduced and explored in this work. The authors at once debate the legitimacy and effectiveness of peace-maintenance and clearly explain the dimensions and requirements of successful operations.
Publisher: Lynne Rienner
Pages: 148
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 1-55587-756-7(hardcover), 1-55587-757-5(paperback)
Obtain From: Lynne Rienner Publishers

Title: Identity, Ideology and Conflict: The Structuration of Politics in Northern Ireland

By: Cash, John Daniel
Date: 1996
This work focuses on "the politics of identity", or the underlying ideologies and identity affiliations, that underlie conflicts in Northern Ireland. Unionism in Northern Ireland, past and present, is analysed in detail to illustrate the strengths of this new approach.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 8
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0521550521

Title: Quest for Peace: Transcending Collective Violence and War among Societies, Cultures and States

By: Vayrynen, Raimo
Date: 1987
Ranging from individual and social movements to ecosystems and social cosmologies, this work "brings together an unusual variety of perspectives and offers us an exciting view of the quest for peace."
Publisher: Thousand Oaks: Sage Ltd.
Pages: 368
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0803980353
Obtain From: Sage Publications, Inc.