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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: 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: Getting to Peace: Transforming Conflict at Home, at Work, and in the World

By: Ury, William L.
Date: 1999
In this book, the author proposes a new approach for conflict resolution called the "Third Side," which gets disputants to think outside of perspectives that only allow for two, opposing perspectives. This third side can be filled by the roles of mediation and negotiation. The insights offered by the author can be applies to conflicts in the workplace, at home, or in the community.
Publisher: Viking Press
Pages: 256
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0670887587
Obtain From: Major booksellers and libraries.

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: 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: 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: 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
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Title: Alternative Dispute Resolution: Practice and Procedure in Georgia (2nd Edition)

By: Yarn, Douglas H.
Date: 1997
Harrison Company, Publishers
Publisher: 571
Pages: ISBN: 1583360018
ISBN/ISSN: Libraries and major booksellers.

Title: Creative Conflict Resolution: More than 200 Activities for Keeping Peace in the Classroom

By: Kreidler, William J.
Date: 1994
This book describes lessons, tools, and examples that can be used by teachers to explain and demonstrate the art of conflict resolution in the classroom.
Publisher: Good Year Books
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0673156427
Obtain From: all major booksellers

Title: Cultural Divides: Understanding and Overcoming Group Conflict

By: Prentice, Deborah A., ed.; Miller, Dale T., ed.
Date: 1999
Can a population of increasingly mixed origins learn to live and work together despite differing cultural backgrounds? Or, is social polarization by race and ethnicity inevitable? These are the dilemmas explored in Cultural Divides, a compendium of the latest research into the origins and nature of group conflict, undertaken by a distinguished group of social psychologists who have joined forces to examine the effects of culture on social life. -Russel Sage Foundation
Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation
Pages: 368
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0871546906
Obtain From: major booksellers

Title: Managing Faculty Disputes

By: McCarthy, Jane; Ladimer, Irving; Sirefman, Josef
Date: 1984
This highly focused book (developed by staff from the now defunct Center for Mediation in Higher Education) explores sources of conflict with and among faculty and reviews various sample grievance procedures, advocating for the increased use of informal mediation options. The book is out of print, so check your library or used book sources. -Conflict Management in Higher Education Report
Publisher: San Francisco: Jossey-Bass
Pages: 257
Obtain From: Jossey-Bass

Title: Negotiation: Strategies for Mutual Gain--The Basic Text of the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation

By: Hall, Lavinia, ed.
Date: 1993
Negotiation is a collection of essays which present key concepts and strategies intended to promote effective negotiation and mutually beneficial dispute resolution.
Publisher: London: Sage Publications
Pages: 212
ISBN/ISSN: ASIN: 0803948506
Obtain From: This title is out of print, find in libraries

Title: Helping Teens Stop Violence: A Practical Guide for Counselors, Educators, and Parents (2nd Edition)

By: Creighton, Allan ; Knievel, Paul
Date: 1992
Based on programs developed by the Oakland Men's Project, this book offers a proactive, multicultural approach for getting at the roots of violent behavior. The activities and workshops described in the book explore how violence manifests in families and dating; how issues of race, gender, and age are involved; and how teens can work to stop the violence in their lives. It includes curricula for classrooms and support groups, and strategies to support peer counselors and help abused teens. -Hunter House Publishers
Publisher: Alameda, CA: Hunter House
Pages: 152
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0897931157
Obtain From: Libraries and 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: 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: Justice Is Conflict

By: Hampshire, Stuart
Date: 1999
This book examines the concept of justice in both the tradition of political philosophy and the contemporary liberal theory. The author defends that justice in matters of procedure is not the same as justice in matters of substance due to adversarial reasoning in moral conflicts.
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Pages: 88
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0691009333
Obtain From: major booksellers