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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: Using Stories to Prevent Violence and Promote Cooperation

By: Fredericks, Linda
Date: 1996
This is a compilation of 10 stories from around the world, each with accompanying activities, for use with both primary and secondary students.
Publisher: Colorado School Mediation Project
Obtain From: Order online: http://www.csmp.org/products/products_home.htm

Title: Origins of Nonviolence: Tolstoy and Gandhi In Their Historical Settings, The

By: Green, Martin Burgess
Date: 1986
University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press
Publisher:
Pages: ASIN: 0271004142
ISBN/ISSN: Libraries and major booksellers.

Title: Reconcilable Differences: Turning Points in Ethnopolitical Conflict

By: Byrne, Sean, ed.; Irvin, Cynthia L., ed.
Date: 2000
This book examines the factors that contribute to inter-group, ethnopolitical conflict and defines mechanisms essential to peace-building and resolution.
Publisher: Kumarian Press
Pages: 240
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 1565491084(paperback), 1565491092 (hardcover)
Obtain From: major booksellers

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.

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: Conflict Management in Higher Education

By: Holton, Susan; Kramer, Martin
Date: 1995
This special issue of the journal New Directions for Higher Education focused specifically on conflict management in higher education. It provides a well-rounded collection of articles that should be of interest to people working in various higher education domains.
Publisher: San Francisco: Jossey-Bass
Obtain From: Jossey-Bass

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: Violence and Conflict

By: Benson, Susan; Benson, Edmund
Date: 1999
This book offers assistance to adolescents in managing conflict, decision making, and dealing with authority. There is an instructor's manual and an additional learner's workbook.
Publisher: Arise Foundation
Pages: 32
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 1586140205(instructor's manual and learner's workbook),1586140213(addt'l learner's wkbk)
Obtain From: major booksellers

Title: Origins of Violence: Approaches to the Study of Conflict, The

By: Rapoport, Anatol
Date: 1989
Publisher: New York: Professors' World Peace Academy
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0943852471
Obtain From: Libraries and major booksellers

Title: Collective Violence

By: Barkan, Steven E.; Snowden, Lynne L.
Date: 2000
This book redefines current approaches to the study of collective behavior and social movements, focusing on the characteristics, history, and structure of violent groups to better understand how this violence can be minimized.
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Pages: 176
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0205267823
Obtain From: Major booksellers and libraries.

Title: Preventing Workplace Violence: A Guide for Employers and Practitioners

By: Braverman, Mark
Date: 1999
Scholarly work on managing and preventing workplace violence.
Publisher: Sage Publications
ISBN/ISSN: 761906150

Title: Once Upon a Conflict: A Fairytale Manual of Conflict Resolution For All Ages

By: Leimdorfer, Tom
Date: 1992
This booklet presents six fairy tales each written from several different viewpoints, to produce a set of problem solving exercises designed to stimulate creative thinking about conflict. The stories provide material for discussion or role-play, adaptable to a variety of age groups. --- You Can Conflict Resolution
Publisher: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada: Network: Interaction for Conflict Resolution
Obtain From: out of print find in libraries or Network: Interaction for Conflict Resolution

Title: Creative Academic Bargaining: Managing Conflict in the Unionized College and University

By: Birnbaum, Robert
Date: 1980
The evolution of collective bargaining in higher education and factors that lead academic bargaining from destructive conflict to cooperation are examined. Academic bargaining is viewed as a form of shared authority, but one with unusual institutional and organizational problems that may lead toward destructive, rather than constructive conflict. The specific nature of the context, situation, and persons involved in bargaining, and their effect upon the nature of conflict are considered, as are perceptions, behaviors, and communication patterns that are likely to result when groups are locked into traditional bargaining structures. Behaviors and programs that may assist in conflict management and lead the parties toward more creative and constructive bargaining are suggested. A number of dispute resolution techniques that have been developed in industrial bargaining and their application in academic settings are described, as are changes in the traditional bargaining relationship that can be made prior to the initiation of bargaining, or during the bargaining interaction itself. Tactical considerations in creative bargaining, ways of increasing the problem-solving potential in the bargaining institution, the uses of third parties, and other approaches by which behaviors of the parties can change unilaterally to promote creative bargaining relationships are examined. References are included. (SW)
Publisher:
Pages: 270

Title: Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline: The Seven Basic Skills for Turning Conflict into Cooperation

By: Bailey, Rebecca Anne
Date: 2000
This book presents seven skills to be utilized by parents towards their children in order to reduce conflict and promote cooperation.
Publisher: William Morrow & Co.
Pages: 285
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0688161162
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