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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: Conflict Resolution: Communication, Cooperation, Compromise

By: Wandberg, Robert
Date: 2000
This book examines the use of communication, cooperation, and compromise to resolve conflicts involving teenagers.
Publisher: Lifematters
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0736806954
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: 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

Title: Conflict Analysis and Resolution as Education: Culturally Sensitive Processes for Conflict Resolution

By: LeBaron Duryea, Michelle
Date: 1994
This Canadian training curriculum is designed for those interested in learning to handle conflict effectively in multi-cultural settings. Self-exploration, cultural assessment, process design, power dynamics, and working with strong emotions are some of the themes covered in this five unit training course.
Publisher: Vancouver, BC: University of Victoria: Institute for Dispute Resolution
Pages: 135

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: 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: Power and Conflict in the University: Research in the Sociology of Complex Organizations

By: Baldridge, Victor
Date: 1971
This classic book, based on Baldridge's experiences working at NYU during a time of great changes, argues in favor of viewing universities as political organizations as opposed to collegial, bureaucratic or purely rational systems. Baldridge explains Rather than a holistic enterprise, the university is a pluralistic system, often fractured by conflicts along the lines of disciplines, faculty subgroups, student subcultures, splits between administrators and faculties, and rifts between professional schools. (p. 107)" -Conflict Management in Higher Education Report
Publisher: New York: John Wiley & Sons

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: Alternative Dispute Resolution in a Nutshell

By: Noolan-Haley, Jacqueline M.
Date: 1992
This book provides a broad range of information on Alternative Dispute Resolution, including negotiation, arbitration, and mediation. The book is geared toward helping people gain a better overall understanding of ADR procedures.
Publisher: West Information Publising Group
Pages: 298
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0314007814
Obtain From: Major booksellers and libraries.

Title: Ombudsman Handbook

By: Hendry, James B.
Date: 1987
This handbook explains the process of settling short-term insurance claims through memoranda and other documents used in the office of the Short-term Insurance Ombudsman.
Publisher: Corporate Ombudsman Assoc., Inc.
Pages: 60+

Title: Ombuds Handbook: A Practical Guide to Establishing and Operating an Ombuds Office on a College or University Campus, The

By: Griffin, Tim; Hudson, Betty Jo; Rauss, Karen; Sebok, Tom; Wilcox, Linda
Date: 1995
Publisher: University and College Ombuds Association

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: 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: 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: Managing Faculty Disputes

By: McCarthy, Jane; Ladimer, Irving; Sirefman, Josef
Date: 1984
This highly focused book (developed by staff from the now defunct Center for Mediation in Higher Education) explores sources of conflict with and among faculty and reviews various sample grievance procedures, advocating for the increased use of informal mediation options. The book is out of print, so check your library or used book sources. -Conflict Management in Higher Education Report
Publisher: San Francisco: Jossey-Bass
Pages: 257
Obtain From: Jossey-Bass