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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: Divorce Mediation and the Legal Process: British Practice and International Experience

By: Dingwall, Robert J., ed.; Eekelaar, J.M., ed.
Date: 1988
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press

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
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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: 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

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: 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: 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

Title: Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace and Conflict

By: Kurtz, Lester R., ed.; Turpin, Jennifer E., ed.
Date: 1999
This resource text provides a starting point for newcomers to the conflict resolution and peace studies field by introducing major theories, concepts, and topics. Contributors come from multiple perspectives and academic disciplines and provide a wide range of articles and materials which are fully indexed and cross- referenced.
Publisher: Academic Press
Pages: 2598
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 012227010X
Obtain From: major booksellers

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
Pages: ASIN: 0271004142
ISBN/ISSN: Libraries and major booksellers.

Title: Family Mediation: Managing Conflict, Resolving Disputes

By: Coulson, Robert
Date: 1996
In a lively and entertaining style, Robert Coulson, former president of the American Arbitration Association and an internationally recognized expert in dispute resolution, presents exactly what training, marketing, and experience are needed to compete successfully in this rapidly growing field.
Publisher: San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass
Pages: 240
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0-7879-0312-4W01
Obtain From: Jossey-Bass

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: On the Borders of Crime: Conflict Management and Criminology

By: Kennedy, Leslie W.
Date: 1990
Publisher: New York: Longman
ISBN/ISSN: ASIN: 0801301513
Obtain From: This title is out of print, find in libraries.

Title: International Arbitration Rules: A Comparative Guide

By: Wheeler, Bridget
Date: 2000
This work provides information and guidance on which arbitration institution's rules provide the best and most suitable services and why, and incorporates all the 1998 rules of the leading institutions. It examines the 1996 Arbitration Act and Civil Procedure Rules and is intended for solicitors, barristers and arbitrators. -
Publisher: London: LLP Professional Publishing
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 1859785239
Obtain From: Major booksellers and libraries.

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: New Ways of Managing Conflict

By: Likert, Rensis; Likert, Jane G.
Date: 1976
This book applies a systems theory of conflict to a variety of settings. It is applied to the university environment in the chapter "System 4 Structure Applied to Conflicts in Universities"
Publisher: New York: McGraw-Hill
Pages: 370
Obtain From: McGraw Hill