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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: Conflict Resolution Theory and Practice: Integration and Application

By: van der Merwe, Hugo, ed.; Sandole, Dennis J. D., ed.
Date: 1993
This collection of diverse essays provides a broad overview of the field of conflict resolution.
Publisher: New York: Manchester University Press
ISBN/ISSN: 719037476
Obtain From: Major Booksellers, Libraries

Title: Mediation, Principles & Practice, 2nd Edition

By: Kovach, Kimberlee K.
Date: 1999
MEDIATION: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE combines the theory, law and practice of mediation into a book that is primarily intended for use in mediation skills based courses and for individuals that are beginning the practice of mediation.
Publisher: West Publishing Company
Pages: 397
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0314228659
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: 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: Peace Studies: College Courses on Peace and World Order

By: Beitz, Charles R.; et al.
Date: 1973
The publication describes 30 college courses on peace and world order. The purpose is to provide a shared conception of the substantive concerns of peace studies, of the methodological tools available for peace research, and of the potential role of peace education in the formation of a more normative social science worldview. Courses described treat one of the following seven topics: (1) Conflict, Revolution, and Peace; (2) World Order; (3) World Politics; (4) The Third World: Perspectives on Development and Justice; (5) Looking Toward the Future; (6) Social Criticism and Individual Change; and (7) the United States Context. Bibliographies of resource materials are included with each course description. (Author/RM)
Publisher: New York, N.Y.: Institute for World Order

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: Arbitration 1998, the Changing World of Dispute Resolution: Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting National Academy of Arbitrators

By: Najita, Joyce
Date: 1999
This book contains the proceedings from the 51st Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Arbitrators in 1998. Among the topics discussed at the meeting, law, arbitration, negotiation, and mediation were the primary focus.
Publisher: BNA Books
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 1570181748
Obtain From: major booksellers

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: Practicing California Judicial Arbitration--12/99 Update

By: Robinson, William A., ed.; Compton, Linda A., ed.
Date: 1999
An excellent aid in resolving and avoiding complex procedural and substantive issues. Provides clear, concise analysis of the applicable statutes, rules, and case law on judicial arbitration. Coverage includes statutory deadlines and tactical considerations, an overview of current arbitration practice, representing plaintiffs and defendants, acting as arbitrator, plus appendixes on statutes and selected rules of court and all recent developments. Also includes charts, checklists, and forms. -Editor

Title: New Conflict Cookbook: A Parent/Teacher Guide for Helping Young People Deal with Anger and Conflict, The

By: Crum, Thomas
Date: 2000
This book is geared toward the teenager and assists them in developing healthy, peaceful and creative resolutions to conflicts they frequently encounter.
Publisher: Aiki Works
Pages: 128
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 1877803111
Obtain From: major booksellers

Title: Systematic Practitioner: Engaging Communication in Conflict, The

By: Littlejohn, Stephen; Domenici, Kathy
Date: 2000
Engaging Communication in Conflict uses a communication perspective to address insights and methods in private mediation, small group facilitation, system design, large-scale interventions, and public-issue management. The book is "highly pragmatic in orientation, with numerous case examples and ?how-to? information."
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.
Pages: 240
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0761921869(hardcover), 0761921877(paperback)
Obtain From: Sage Publications, Inc.

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: Violent Conflict and the Transformation of Social Capital: Lessons from Cambodia, Rwanda, Guatemala, and Somalia

By: Colletta, Nat J.; Cullen, Michelle L.
Date: 2000
This book uses the examples of Cambodia, Rwanda, Guatemala, and Somalia to discuss the transformation that results in a violent conflict.
Publisher: World Bank
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0821344129
Obtain From: major booksellers

Title: Peace-Making in the Middle East: Problems and Prospects

By: Marantz, Paul; Stein, Janet Gross, ed.
Date: 1985
Edited work on the Arab-Israeli conflict and issues around peace-making.
Publisher: Totowa, NJ: Barnes & Noble Books
Pages: 224

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