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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: Handbook of Conflict Resolution: Theory and Practice, The

By: Deutsch, Morton, ed.; Coleman, Peter T., ed.
Date: 2000
This book integrates the theory and practice of conflict resolution. It also covers various topics in conflict resolution from problem solving to political issues.
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Pages: 649
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0787948225
Obtain From: major booksellers

Title: Methods of Nonviolent Action: Politics of Nonviolent Action, Part 2

By: Sharp, Gene
Date: 1973
The Methods of Nonviolent Action describes nearly two-hundred specific methods of nonviolent action.
Publisher: Boston: Porter Sargent Pub.
Pages: 339
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0875580718
Obtain From: All major booksellers

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: Family Mediation: Contemporary Issues

By: Irving, Howard H.; Benjamin, Michael
Date: 1995
The authors "offer important perspectives on mediating with multicultural populations and the role of the mediator in child custody disputes and child protection cases. Through examination of family mediation research as well as helpful case history vignettes, the authors of this volume take action to fill significant gaps between family therapy and mediation."
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.
Pages: 486
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0803971273(paperback), 0803971265(hardcover)
Obtain From: Sage Publications, Inc.

Title: Alternative Dispute Resolution in a Nutshell

By: Noolan-Haley, Jacqueline M.
Date: 1992
This book provides a broad range of information on Alternative Dispute Resolution, including negotiation, arbitration, and mediation. The book is geared toward helping people gain a better overall understanding of ADR procedures.
Publisher: West Information Publising Group
Pages: 298
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0314007814
Obtain From: Major booksellers and libraries.

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
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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: 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
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Title: New Directions in Conflict Theory: Conflict Resolution and Conflict Transformation

By: Vayrynen, Raimo
Date: 1991
In developing the transformation perspective, this volume explores the validity of rational and subjective approaches to conflict resolution, considers the value of international law and organizations for addressing complex social phenomena, and outlines a structural approach to international conflicts.
Publisher: Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications Ltd.
Pages: 240
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0803984375
Obtain From: Sage Publications, Inc.

Title: Nonviolent Direct Action; American Cases: Social-Psychological Analyses

By: Hare, A. Paul ; Blumberg, Herbet H.
Date: 1968
Publisher: Washington: Corpus Books
Pages: 575
Obtain From: Libraries.

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: How Neutrals Can Help Bargainers in Troubled Times

By: Birnbaum, Robert
Date: 1983
The use of neutrals in higher education collective bargaining is considered, with specific reference to a pilot project in which a neutral worked for over a year with the administration and faculty union at a two-year public community college. Eighteen propositions that may promote the creative use of third parties are offered, including the following: neutrals can help the bargaining process only when both sides wish to improve their relationships and desire the use of a third party; a neutral can provide assistance, but parties must retain control of their bargaining relationship; a neutral can help parties collect and analyze data concerning their bargaining relationship to provide insight into the problems of their negotiations process and style; a neutral can help establish structures, such as workshops, in which bargaining parties can meet to discuss the nature of their relationship, and the changes that could improve it; neutrals can suggest new structures for bargaining that may help deal with complex issues; and involvement at the table by a neutral can be accepted as nonthreatening and supportive by the parties if it is focused on process and structure, rather than advocating specific substantive positions. (SW)

Title: Conflict and Consensus: A General Theory of Collective Decisions

By: Moscovici, Serge; Doise, Willem
Date: 1994
Moscovici and Doise's theoretical framework is illustrated by numerous empirical investigations from around the world, outlining the necessary conditions required to generate consensus and construct new social realities.
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Ltd.
Pages: 224
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 080398457X
Obtain From: Sage Publications, Inc.

Title: Game Theory as a Theory of Conflict Resolution

By: Rapoport, Anatol
Date: 1974
Publisher: Boston: D. Reidel Publishing
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 9027704244
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Title: Capturing the Complexity of Conflict: Dealing With Violent Ethnic Conflicts in the Post-Cold War Era

By: Sandole, Dennis J. D.
Date: 2000
This book explores the terrain of ethnic conflicts in the post-cold war era, focusing specifically on the causes, conditions, and perpetuation of violent conflict and war.
Publisher: Pinter Pub Ltd
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 1855676192
Obtain From: Major booksellers and libraries.