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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: 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: Mediation in Action

By: Genn, Hazel
Date: 1999
The Paths to Justice reports, for England & Wales (1999) and Scotland (2001), were comprehensive studies into the experiences of ordinary citizens dealing with problems that could ultimately end in the civil courts. -University College London
Publisher: Gulbenkian Foundation

Title: Managing Interpersonal Conflict

By: Donohue, William A.
Date: 1992
This book aims to help readers better understand and ultimately manage their routine interpersonal conflicts. Specifically, the book walks readers through the conflict process--from the initial decision of whether or not to confront differences to how to plan the actual confrontation. Donohue deals extensively with the negotiation process and, if negotiation proves unsuccessful, with third-party dispute resolution. The book emphasizes keeping conflicts under control and keeping focused on the issues.
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications
Pages: 184
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0803933126
Obtain From: Sage Publications, Inc.

Title: Academic Supermarkets: A Critical Case Study of a Multiversity

By: Altbac, Philip; Laufer, R.; et al.
Date: 1971
This edited volume chronicles some of the student upheaval evident in the late 1960s in the United States. Includes articles on topics such as the "Anatomy of Faculty Conflict", "Departmental Clashes", "Four Decades of Activism" (charting student initiated conflicts from 1930-1968) and "Generational Conflict."
Publisher: San Francisco: Jossey-Bass
Pages: 369

Title: Dispute Resolution Education and Training: A Video Reference Guide

By: Folberg, Jay; Claus, Karen E
Date: 1989
Washington, DC: National Institute For Dispute Resolution
Publisher: 155

Title: Everything You Need to Know About Conflict Resolution

By: Nathan, Amy
Date: 1999
This is a general information book on conflict focusing on family, relationship, and youth conflicts.
Publisher: Rosen Publishing Group
Pages: 64
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0823929558
Obtain From: major booksellers

Title: Personality Negotiating: Conflict Without Casualty

By: Anastasi, Thomas
Date: 1999
This book offers a variety of ways to negotiate when dealing with multiple personality types.
Publisher: Primis
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0072338342
Obtain From: major booksellers

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: Freshfields Guide to Arbitration and ADR: Clauses in International Contracts, The, 2nd Edition

By: Paulsson, Jan, ed.; et al.
Date: 1999
This acclaimed book shows practitioners how to steer clear of that all-too- common obstacle by drafting fully-informed, comprehensive contract provisions at the outset. - Publisher
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Pages: 192
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 904111226X
Obtain From: Major booksellers and libraries.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Mediation of Inter-Ethnic Conflict in Schools

By: Coleman, Peter T.; Deutsch, Morton
Date: 1995
Publisher: San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers