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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.

Recently Released - Mediation-related

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Title: Mediation (International Library of Essays in Law and Legal)

By: Menkel-Meadow, Carrie, ed.
Date: 2000
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Company
Pages: 656
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0754620522
Obtain From: major booksellers

Title: Everything You Need to Know About Conflict Resolution

By: Nathan, Amy
Date: 1999
This is a general information book on conflict focusing on family, relationship, and youth conflicts.
Publisher: Rosen Publishing Group
Pages: 64
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0823929558
Obtain From: major booksellers

Title: Nobody Left to Hate: Teaching Compassion After Columbine

By: Aronson, Elliot
Date: 2000
This book argues that the negative atmosphere in America's schools may have contributed to the pathological behavior of the Columbine High School shooters. The author argues that these attitudes can be circumvented through a number of compassionate strategies and processes.
Publisher: W. H. Freeman and Company
Pages: 208
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0716741326
Obtain From: major booksellers

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: Mediation: Law, Policy and Practice

By: Rogers, N.; McEwen, C.
Date: 1994
Deerfield, IL: Clark Boardman Callaghan

Title: Freshfields Guide to Arbitration and ADR: Clauses in International Contracts, The, 2nd Edition

By: Paulsson, Jan, ed.; et al.
Date: 1999
This acclaimed book shows practitioners how to steer clear of that all-too- common obstacle by drafting fully-informed, comprehensive contract provisions at the outset. - Publisher
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Pages: 192
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 904111226X
Obtain From: Major booksellers and libraries.

Title: Managing Interpersonal Conflict

By: Donohue, William A.
Date: 1992
This book aims to help readers better understand and ultimately manage their routine interpersonal conflicts. Specifically, the book walks readers through the conflict process--from the initial decision of whether or not to confront differences to how to plan the actual confrontation. Donohue deals extensively with the negotiation process and, if negotiation proves unsuccessful, with third-party dispute resolution. The book emphasizes keeping conflicts under control and keeping focused on the issues.
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications
Pages: 184
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0803933126
Obtain From: Sage Publications, Inc.

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: Peacekeeping and Peace Endorsement in Africa: Methods of Conflict Prevention

By: Rotberg, Robert, ed.
Date: 2000
This book focuses on preventing civil war and violent internal conflicts in Africa by using new methods of peace enforcement, including militant crisis intervention and peacekeeping operations.
Publisher: Brookings Institute
Pages: 208
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN:0815775768
Obtain From: major booksellers

Title: From Voting to Violence: Democratization and Nationalist Conflict

By: Snyder, Jack L.
Date: 2000
In this book, the author examines the danger democratization creates and the subsequent rise of nationalist fervor and ethnic conflict. Also, the author proposes strategies to reduce conflict among democratizing nations by avoiding the rush to establish democratic governments and punish outgoing leaders. The author focuses on Bosnia and Weimar, Germany.
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 320
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0393974812
Obtain From: major booksellers

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: Getting to Peace: Transforming Conflict at Home, at Work, and in the World

By: Ury, William L.
Date: 1999
In this book, the author proposes a new approach for conflict resolution called the "Third Side," which gets disputants to think outside of perspectives that only allow for two, opposing perspectives. This third side can be filled by the roles of mediation and negotiation. The insights offered by the author can be applies to conflicts in the workplace, at home, or in the community.
Publisher: Viking Press
Pages: 256
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0670887587
Obtain From: Major booksellers and libraries.

Title: Kids, Parents, and Power Struggles: Winning for a Lifetime

By: Kurcinka, Mary Sheedy
Date: 2000
This book addresses how to manage a parent-child relationship so confrontations can lead to a productive relationship instead of one of hostility. The author examines various scenarios and then techniques to deal with them.
Publisher: Harper Collins
Pages: 320
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0060182881
Obtain From: major booksellers

Title: Natural Conflict Resolution

By: Aureli, Filippo, ed.; De Waal, Frans B. M.
Date: 2000
This book explores the natural behavior of conflict resolution among humans, as well as animals, and the evolutionary role of conflict resolution over the years. The book also examines the cultural, ecological, cognitive, emotional, and moral perspectives of conflict resolution.
Publisher: Univ. California Press
Pages: 424
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0520216717
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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