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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: Power and Conflict: Toward a General Theory

By: Blalock, Hubert M.
Date: 1989
Publisher: Sage Publications
Pages: 266
ISBN/ISSN: ASIN: 0803935943
Obtain From: This title is out of print, find in libraries.

Title: Promoting Nonviolence in Early Adolescence: Responding in Peaceful and Positive Ways (Prevention in Practice Library)

By: Meyer, Aleta, ed.
Date: 2000
This book teaches adolescents how to resolve conflict using four types of non-violent options: resolve, avoid, ignore, and diffuse. The book also teaches the importance of accepting differences between people.
Publisher: Plenum Pub Corp
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN:0306463857
Obtain From: major booksellers

Title: International Commercial Arbitration: Developing Rules for the New Millennium

By: Zylva, Martin Odams de; Harrison, Reziya
Date: 2000
Publisher: Jordan Publishing
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0853086214

Title: Discrimination, Harassment, and the Failure of Diversity Training - What to do Now

By: Hemphill, Helen; Haines, Ray
Date: 1997
The focus of diversity trainers on awareness, understanding and appreciating differences has not resulted in effective training. Hemphil and Haines suggest that diversity training should focus on eliciting change in workplace behaviors.
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN/ISSN: 1567201091
Obtain From: Major booksellers, Libraries

Title: Violence Through Environmental Discrimination: Cause, Rwanda Arena, and Conflict Model (Social Indicators Research Series, V. 2)

By: Baechler, Gunther
Date: 1999
This book demonstrates how the cause of some violent conflicts in developing countries is rooted in environmental degradation. The book focuses on a case study of Rwanda as an example of ethnic, social, political, and ecological factors interacting.
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Pub.
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0792354958
Obtain From: Major booksellers and libraries.

Title: Leadership Skills for Department Chairs

By: Gmelch, Walter H; Miskin, Val D
Date: 1993
This book discusses The Call for Leadership, Developing an Academic Team, Department Planning: Analysis and Direction, Department Results: Goal Setting, Managing Time: For Department Chairs Only, Managing Conflict Creatively: Valuing Diverse Perspectives, Coping with Stress: Maintaining Your Enthusiasm, and Leadership Trade-Offs and Pay-Offs. -Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning
Publisher: Bolton, MA: Anker Pub. Co.

Title: Mediation in the Academy: A Workbook for Student Affairs Administrators

By: Kegelman, T.
Date: 1985
Amherst, MA: The Mediation Project
ISBN/ISSN: Mediation Project

Title: Directory of Law School Dispute Resolution Courses and Programs: A Directory of Courses, Clinics, Professors, Key Contacts, Sample Course Descriptions, and Teaching Methods in Dispute Resolution

By: Conlin, Ellen; Kumamoto, Brian; Clare, Anne L.
Date: 1986
Washington, DC: American Bar Association Standing Committee on Dispute Resolution
Publisher: 95

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: 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: 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: Creative Conflict Resolution: More than 200 Activities for Keeping Peace in the Classroom

By: Kreidler, William J.
Date: 1994
This book describes lessons, tools, and examples that can be used by teachers to explain and demonstrate the art of conflict resolution in the classroom.
Publisher: Good Year Books
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0673156427
Obtain From: all major booksellers

Title: Reconcilable Differences: Turning Points in Ethnopolitical Conflict

By: Byrne, Sean, ed.; Irvin, Cynthia L., ed.
Date: 2000
This book examines the factors that contribute to inter-group, ethnopolitical conflict and defines mechanisms essential to peace-building and resolution.
Publisher: Kumarian Press
Pages: 240
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 1565491084(paperback), 1565491092 (hardcover)
Obtain From: major booksellers

Title: Parent's Book About Bullying: Changing the Course of Your Child's Life

By: Voors, William
Date: 2000
This book offers parents and teachers the ability to understand the frequent phenomenon of bullying, as well as the impact of this behavior and advice towards prevention.
Publisher: Hazelden Information Education
Pages: 170
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 156838517X
Obtain From: major booksellers

Title: Essentials of Negotiation

By: Lewicki, Roy J.; Saunders, David M.; Minton, John W.
Date: 1996
This work discusses the principal concepts and theories of the psychology of bargaining and negotiation, and the dynamics of interpersonal and intergroup disputes and their resolution. This title is a excerpted version of "Negotiation: Readings, Exercises, and Cases".
Publisher: Richard D. Irwin Inc.
Pages: 224
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0256241686
Obtain From: Richard D. Irwin Inc. or major booksellers