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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: Mastering Mediation: A Guide for Training Mediators in a College and University Setting

By: Olshak, Rick
Date: 2001
This mediation skill training manual, written by a former president of the Association for Student Judicial Affairs, is presented as a binder with removable pages. It is designed to give you all the elements you need to construct 4 training tracks focused on the campus environment: basic, advanced, combined and an isolated in-service training. Participants gain an understanding of the mediation process and the skills involved. (540 pp.)
Publisher: Alexandria, VA: LRP Publications
Obtain From: http://www.lrp.com

Title: Managing Conflict Dynamics: A Practical Approach

By: Capobianco, Sal, Ph.D.; Davis, Mark H., Ph.D; Kraus, Linda A., Ph.D.
Date: 1999
This is a resource for practical approaches to conflict resolution.
Publisher: St. Petersburg, FL: Eckerd College Management Development Institute
Pages: 135
Obtain From: Management Development Institute

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: 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: 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: Campus Life: In Search of Community

By: Boyer, Earnest
Date: 1990
In this book, Boyer offers six principles of community that when combined together lead to a successful and friendly learning environment. They include: a purposeful community, an open community, a just community, a disciplined community, a caring community, and a celebrative community.
Publisher: Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press

Title: But She Started It!: A Conflict Resolution Manual for Parents and Teachers

By: Heitfield, Judye L.
Date: 1999
This is a manual for parents and teachers to help them learn the skills needed to resolve conflict productively with their children and students.
Publisher: First Books Library
Pages: 98
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 1587211270
Obtain From: major booksellers

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: Lurking Evil: Racial and Ethnic Conflict on the College Campus AASCU Issues

By: Hively, Robert Ed
Date: 1990
This publication represents the views of a group of university presidents who met on the White House grounds and at the National Capital to survey the rise in violence in all American universities and to assist in appraising and solving the pressing problems that arise from racial and ethnic tensions on the country's campuses. Titles and authors of individual papers include: "Spirit of a Campus" (Anthony Ceddia); "Washington Forum on Campus Violence: Some Points of View" (Robert Hess); "The College as a Racial Model for Society" (Jimmy Jenkins); "The Identification and Elimination of Subtle Forms of Discrimination on the College Campus" (John LaTourette); "Extinguishing at the Flashpoint" (Craig Willis); "A Case Study of the President's Role in Creating a Healthy Racial/Ethnic Climate" (Kenneth Shaw); "Recruitment of Underrepresented Faculty and Administrators" (James Rosser); "A Case Study: Campus Action and Video Film, 'Still Burning'" (Michael Hooker); "A Design for Diversity: Proactive Planning to Reduce Ethnic Tensions and to Enhance Human Resources" (Eugene Hughes); "Preventive Planning at the System Level" (Bruce Johnstone); "A Model: A University's Strategies and Actions from 'Sit-In' to Resolution" (Donald Gerth); "Strategies to Accommodate Change" (John Welty); "Ethnically and Racially Diverse Faculty: A Response to Change" (Dale Nitzschke et al.); "Suppression and Controls on American College Campuses" (David Tatel); "The First Amendment and Racial Harassment on Campus: A Selective Bibliography" (David Tatel et al.); and "Now Liberals Are Censors" (George Will). (JDD)
Publisher: Washington D.C.: American Association of State Colleges and Universities
Pages: 135
Obtain From: ERIC

Title: Forgiveness Factor: Stories of Hope in a World of Conflict, The

By: Henderson, Michael
Date: 1997
This book presents case studies in the resolution of social, political, and economic conflicts.
Publisher: West Hartford, CT: Kumarian Press
Obtain From: Libraries and major booksellers.

Title: Beyond Confrontation: Transforming the New World Order

By: Hauss, Charles
Date: 1996
In this book Hauss explores new conceptions of conflict resolution for the New World Order, focusing on the interdependence of states, rather than their independence.
Publisher: Praeger
Pages: 5
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0275953912
Obtain From: Major booksellers and libraries.

Title: Conflict Resolution for the Helping Professions

By: Barsky, Allan Edward
Date: 1999
This book is intended to help developing professionals become reflexive practitioners by offering theory, skills, and exercises for conflict resolution.
Publisher: Wadsworth Pub Co
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 053435923X
Obtain From: major booksellers

Title: Spiral of Conflict: Berkeley, 1964, The

By: Heirich, Max
Date: 1971
This sociological study focuses on the dynamics of communication and conflict among students, faculty, and administration. Heirich's careful documentation makes this the most detailed and reliable chronological record of the conflict's events and interactions (Free Speech Movement).
Publisher: New York: Columbia University Press
Pages: Used book stores, libraries
Obtain From: student

Title: Inter-Ethnic and Religious Conflict Resolution in Nigeria

By: Uwazie, Ernest M., ed.; et al.
Date: 1999
This book examines the role of conflict resolution in the ethnic/religious conflicts of Nigeria. The discussion of the book includes the sociocultural politics, the role of Nigerian women and youth, indigenous organizations, and the concept of eventual resolution.
Publisher: Lexington Books
Pages: 192
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0739100335
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