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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: 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: Helping Teens Stop Violence: A Practical Guide for Counselors, Educators, and Parents (2nd Edition)

By: Creighton, Allan ; Knievel, Paul
Date: 1992
Based on programs developed by the Oakland Men's Project, this book offers a proactive, multicultural approach for getting at the roots of violent behavior. The activities and workshops described in the book explore how violence manifests in families and dating; how issues of race, gender, and age are involved; and how teens can work to stop the violence in their lives. It includes curricula for classrooms and support groups, and strategies to support peer counselors and help abused teens. -Hunter House Publishers
Publisher: Alameda, CA: Hunter House
Pages: 152
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0897931157
Obtain From: Libraries and major booksellers.

Title: Violence in America: An Encyclopedia

By: Gottesman, Ronald, ed.; et al.
Date: 2000
This is an encyclopedia of essays on violence in the United States examining the social conditions involved and analyzing cause and effect. Topics include individuals, specific events, social conditions, and cultural trends.
Publisher: Charles Scribners Sons/Reference
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0684804875
Obtain From: Major booksellers

Title: Limits of Social Cohesion: Conflict and Mediation in Pluralist Societies, The

By: Berger, Peter L., ed.
Date: 1999
This book asks two principal questions with regard to normative conflicts on a global scale: do such conflicts have common characteristics worldwide?; and which institutions polarize such conflicts and which can serve to mediate them? This work "examines both questions through findings gained from a study of normative conflicts in eleven societies located in different parts of the world and at different levels of economic development."
Publisher: Westview Press
Pages: 416
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0-8133-6719-0
Obtain From: Perseus Books Group

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: 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: 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: Powerful Peace: The Integrative Thinking Classroom, A

By: Heydenberk, Warren; Heydenberk, Roberta
Date: 2000
This book provides research-backed strategies and activities for effective conflict resolution and critical thinking instruction in the classroom. Specifically, the authors focus on violence and conflict prevention for grades four through twelve.
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0205293603
Obtain From: major booksellers

Title: Compromising Palestine

By: Klieman, Aaron S.
Date: 2000
This book examines the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and assesses the important issues involved. It places great importance upon the idea of territorial partitioning as a solution to ending the conflict.
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Pages: 320
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0231117884
Obtain From: major booksellers

Title: Personality Negotiating: Conflict Without Casualty

By: Anastasi, Thomas
Date: 1999
This book offers a variety of ways to negotiate when dealing with multiple personality types.
Publisher: Primis
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0072338342
Obtain From: major booksellers

Title: Battles, Hassles, Tantrums and Tears: Strategies for Coping with Conflict and Making Peace at Home

By: Beekman, Susan; Holmes, Jeanne
Date: 1993
Recognizing that there is no "right" way to deal with conflicts with kids, the authors have adapt the best conflict resolution techniques for easy use at home.
Publisher: Hearst Books
Pages: 222
ISBN/ISSN: 688119379
Obtain From: local bookstores and online

Title: Face to Face: Communication and Conflict Resolution in the Schools

By: Morse, Philip S.; Ivey, Allen E.
Date: 1996
In this work, "Morse and Ivey show you how to go from adversarial approaches to caring and helping--without losing control of the situation. They offer you time-tested methods that counselors and therapists have used successfully for years, methods that you can modify for your personality and your school."
Publisher: Corwin Press
Pages: 112
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0803963076(hardcover), 0803963084(paperback)
Obtain From: Sage Publications, Inc.

Title: Peace Studies: College Courses on Peace and World Order

By: Beitz, Charles R.; et al.
Date: 1973
The publication describes 30 college courses on peace and world order. The purpose is to provide a shared conception of the substantive concerns of peace studies, of the methodological tools available for peace research, and of the potential role of peace education in the formation of a more normative social science worldview. Courses described treat one of the following seven topics: (1) Conflict, Revolution, and Peace; (2) World Order; (3) World Politics; (4) The Third World: Perspectives on Development and Justice; (5) Looking Toward the Future; (6) Social Criticism and Individual Change; and (7) the United States Context. Bibliographies of resource materials are included with each course description. (Author/RM)
Publisher: New York, N.Y.: Institute for World Order

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: Opportunities Missed, Opportunities Seized: Preventive Diplomacy in the Post-Cold War World

By: Jentleson, Bruce W., ed.; Holl, Jane. E.; et al.
Date: 1999
This is a comprehensive discussion of the role of preventive diplomacy in the post-Cold War world. Topics include the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the breakup of Yugoslavia, the on-going nuclear threat, and ethnic conflicts in Africa.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 456
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0847685586(hardcover), 0847685594(paperback)
Obtain From: major booksellers