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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: On the Borders of Crime: Conflict Management and Criminology

By: Kennedy, Leslie W.
Date: 1990
Publisher: New York: Longman
ISBN/ISSN: ASIN: 0801301513
Obtain From: This title is out of print, find in libraries.

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: Power and Conflict in Continuing Education: Survival and Prosperity for All?

By: Alford, Harold J.
Date: 1980
Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Pub. Co.
Publisher: xi, 247
Pages: 534008496

Title: Peace, Power and Resistance in Cambodia: Global Governance and the Failure of International Conflict Resolution

By: Lizee, Pierre P.
Date: 1999
This book discusses the failure of international conflict resolution in Cambodia. The discussion contains theoretical remarks on the nature of conflict and peace in Cambodia, an examination of the peace process and resulting Paris Plan, and a before and after examination of the 1993 elections.
Publisher: St. Martins Press
Pages: 240
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0312224060
Obtain From: major booksellers

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: 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: 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: Conflict in Personal Relationships

By: Cahn, Dudley
Date: 1994
This book is organized into two parts. The first focuses on conflict on different types of couple relationships -- homosexual, cross cultural, dating but violent, engaged, and married -- and group relationships -- student peers, parents and their young children, and adult children and their aging parents. The chapters not only review past research on conflict in some relationships, but also take a significant step forward in introducing a variety of other relationship types for future research on conflict. These chapters also offer evidence that conflict is experienced differently in different types of interpersonal relationships. The second part of this book describes basic underlying principles and programs for dealing with interpersonal conflicts. Chapters in this section discuss patterns of argument in everyday life, issues associated with competence in interpersonal conflict, and mediation as a form of intervention for resolution. -Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
Publisher: Hillsdale NJ: Lawrence Earlbaum Associates

Title: Tenure, Discrimination, and the Courts (2nd Edition)

By: Leap, Terry L.
Date: 1995
This book examines issues related to faculty tenure, discrimination, and court litigation at American colleges and universities. It also analyzes legal cases, court rulings, personnel practices, and specific types of discrimination germane to reappointment, promotion, or denial of tenure in higher education. Individual chapters concentrate on the potential effects of discrimination legislation; employment discrimination and relevant legislation; the reappointment, promotion, and tenure process; judicial intervention in promotion and tenure disputes; criteria for making promotion and tenure decisions; the burden of proof in college and university discrimination cases; the confidentiality of the peer review process; remedies for employment discrimination in academia; and preventing employment suits. An appendix provides an overview of selected cases. (MDM)
Publisher: St. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press
Pages: 247
Obtain From: Cornell University Press

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: 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: 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
Obtain From: major booksellers

Title: Preventing, Managing, and Resolving Intrastate Ethnic Conflict: An Evaluation of Theory and Evidence

By: Carment, David; Harvey, Frank P.
Date: 2000
The authors of this book examine theoretical knowledge of ethnic conflicts and apply violence prevention and conflict management assumptions to NATO's role in Kosovo and Bosnia.
Publisher: Praeger Pub. Text
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0275969797
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: 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.