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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Ending War: The Force of Reason

By: Rotblat, Joseph, ed.; Bruce, Maxwell, ed.; Milne, Tom, ed.
Date: 1999
This is a collection of essays about nuclear weapons and the attempts to end the nuclear threat.
Publisher: St. Martins Press
Pages: 205
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0312225709
Obtain From: major booksellers

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

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

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: Conflict Resolution in the Schools: A Manual for Educators

By: Girard, Kathryn; Koch, Susan J.
Date: 1996
Based on material developed by the National Institute for Dispute Resolution (NIDR) and the former National Association for Mediation in Education (now merged with the NIDR Youth Program), this practical resource guide shows educators how to diagnose conflicts, handle difficult confrontations, and implement appropriate mediation and problem-solving strategies.
Publisher: San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass
Pages: 400
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0-7879-0235-7W01
Obtain From: Jossey-Bass

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: Ukraine: The Legacy of Intolerance

By: Little, David
Date: 1991
This text examines the complex history of the Ukrainian conflict, explores the contending claims of the different churches, and analyzes the prospects for resolution.
Publisher: Herndon, VA: USIP Press
Pages: 136
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 1-878379-12-7
Obtain From: USIP Press or 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: Opportunities Missed, Opportunities Seized: Preventive Diplomacy in the Post-Cold War World

By: Jentleson, Bruce W., ed.; Holl, Jane. E.; et al.
Date: 1999
This is a comprehensive discussion of the role of preventive diplomacy in the post-Cold War world. Topics include the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the breakup of Yugoslavia, the on-going nuclear threat, and ethnic conflicts in Africa.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 456
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0847685586(hardcover), 0847685594(paperback)
Obtain From: major booksellers

Title: Ombudsman Handbook

By: Hendry, James B.
Date: 1987
This handbook explains the process of settling short-term insurance claims through memoranda and other documents used in the office of the Short-term Insurance Ombudsman.
Publisher: Corporate Ombudsman Assoc., Inc.
Pages: 60+

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: Nonviolence in Theory and Practice

By: Holmes. Robert L., ed
Date: 1990
This book provides an overview of the history of nonviolence, with contributions from a wide range of writers.
Publisher: Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing Co.
Pages: 208
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0534121802
Obtain From: Major booksellers