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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: Violence Prevention Skills Lessons and Activities for Secondary Students

By: Begun, Ruth Weltmann ; Huml, Frank J.
Date: 1998
This book is designed to assist teachers and counselors in predicting and preventing violent behavior. This ready-to-use curriculum gives provides strategies for dealing with the issues of gangs, guns, drugs, retribution, and other issues.
Publisher: West Nyack, NY: Center for Applied Research in Education
Pages: 256
ISBN/ISSN: 876289170
Obtain From: all major booksellers

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: 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: Managing Campus Conflict Through Alternative Dispute Resolution

By: Weeks, Kent
Date: 1999
This 1999 technical assistance manual is from the publisher of Lex Collegii, a quarterly legal newsletter for independent higher education. As explained by the book's publisher, this manual "analyzes and assesses alternative dispute resolution systems available to the college campus. It focuses on widely accepted forms of alternative dispute resolution, how they work, and their application to the collegiate environment. The manual includes data to evaluate options and determine how processes can be adapted to a particular institution and environment. Appendices of policies and forms that can be used for arbitration, mediation, grievance processing, and ombudsman systems is provided."
Publisher: Nashville, TN: College Legal Information, Inc.
Pages: 180
ISBN/ISSN: 1-881434-18-4

Title: Conflict: Resolution and Provention

By: Burton, John
Date: 1990
This book is a historical and theoretical overview of approaches to conflict resolution. It particularly emphasizes a problem-solving approach to conflict resolution, and the need for conflict prevention (provention). The work will be of interest to those seeking a general understanding of historical and contemporary approaches to conflict resolution.
Publisher: New York: St. Martin's Press
Pages: 295

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: 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: 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: Mediation in Action

By: Genn, Hazel
Date: 1999
The Paths to Justice reports, for England & Wales (1999) and Scotland (2001), were comprehensive studies into the experiences of ordinary citizens dealing with problems that could ultimately end in the civil courts. -University College London
Publisher: Gulbenkian Foundation

Title: Conflict and Consensus: A General Theory of Collective Decisions

By: Moscovici, Serge; Doise, Willem
Date: 1994
Moscovici and Doise's theoretical framework is illustrated by numerous empirical investigations from around the world, outlining the necessary conditions required to generate consensus and construct new social realities.
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Ltd.
Pages: 224
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 080398457X
Obtain From: Sage Publications, Inc.

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: Fair Division: From Cake-Cutting to Dispute Resolution

By: Brams, Steven J.; Taylor, Alan D.
Date: 1996
This book analyzes models and procedures for resolving disputes and the division of property, including indivisible items such as marital property and sovereignty in international disputes. The focus of the book lays within the necessity for fair division of goods and the flip-side problem of burden-sharing.
Pages: 272
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0521556449(paperback), 0521553903(hardcover)
Obtain From: major booksellers

Title: Handbook of Conflict Resolution: Theory and Practice, The

By: Deutsch, Morton, ed.; Coleman, Peter T., ed.
Date: 2000
This book integrates the theory and practice of conflict resolution. It also covers various topics in conflict resolution from problem solving to political issues.
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Pages: 649
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0787948225
Obtain From: major booksellers

Title: Practicing California Judicial Arbitration--12/99 Update

By: Robinson, William A., ed.; Compton, Linda A., ed.
Date: 1999
An excellent aid in resolving and avoiding complex procedural and substantive issues. Provides clear, concise analysis of the applicable statutes, rules, and case law on judicial arbitration. Coverage includes statutory deadlines and tactical considerations, an overview of current arbitration practice, representing plaintiffs and defendants, acting as arbitrator, plus appendixes on statutes and selected rules of court and all recent developments. Also includes charts, checklists, and forms. -Editor

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