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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: Strengthening Departmental Leadership: A Team-Building Guide for Chairs in Colleges and Universities The Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series

By: Lucas, Ann F.
Date: 1994
This book demonstrates how academic chairs at institutions of higher education can learn the skills that are essential to their becoming leaders and faculty developers and having a significant impact on their departments. The book assists chairs in building cohesive teams in their departments and facilitates learning and using survival skills. It is designed to be highly practical, presenting sensible advice on handling problems that occur frequently in college and university departments. The book provides a goal-setting framework and action steps that result in leadership knowledge and skills. Specific chapters address: (1) opportunities departmental chairs have to handle specific challenges confronting higher education, and barriers that prevent chairs from becoming leaders and team builders; (2) a leadership matrix which measures nine major leadership and faculty development responsibilities and assesses strengths and target areas for development; (3) step-by-step method for developing a vision that will elicit the commitment of the department; (4) motivating, evaluating, and rewarding faculty members; (5) supporting effective teaching; (6) providing feedback on classroom teaching; (7) enhancing commitments to scholarship and service; (8) team building through supportive communication; (9) managing conflict and playing the role of third-party facilitator; (10) using feedback from the department; (11) the dean's role in developing departmental leadership; (12) stress reduction interventions; and (13) personal strategies for strengthening leadership effectiveness. Contains approximately 260 references. (JDD)
Publisher:
Pages: 295

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: 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: 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: Compromising Palestine

By: Klieman, Aaron S.
Date: 2000
This book examines the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and assesses the important issues involved. It places great importance upon the idea of territorial partitioning as a solution to ending the conflict.
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Pages: 320
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0231117884
Obtain From: major booksellers

Title: Postmodern Insurgencies: Political Violence, Identity Formation, and Peacemaking in Comparative Perspective

By: Munck, Ronaldo, ed.; De Silva, Purnaka L., ed.; Dieng, Adama
Date: 1999
This book is a series of essays by various authors examining contemporary examples of political violence, identity, and peacemaking. Countries discussed include Argentina, El Salvador, South Africa, Northern Ireland, Ethiopia, Palestine, Somalia, and Sri Lanka.
Publisher: St. Martins Press
Pages: 304
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0312226292
Obtain From: major booksellers

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: Conflict Resolution: A Secondary School Curriculum

By: Sadalla, G.; Henriquez, M.; Holmberg, M.
Date: 1987
Publisher: San Francisco: Community Board Program

Title: Teaching Democracy by Being Democratic

By: Becker, Theodore L., ed.; Couto, Richard A., ed.
Date: 1996
This volume links theory to practice by featuring tested techniques in teaching democracy by being democratic in the classroom. The book is divided into three parts and six chapters with an introduction presenting a theoretical and analytical framework of democracy and democratic pedagogy. Part 1 features "The Democratic Classroom" and includes (1) "Students in Charge" (William R. Caspary) and (2) "Personal Empowerment" (Louis Herman). Part 2, "Beyond Classrooms and Internships," contains (3) "Service Learning: Integrating Community Issues and the Curriculum" (Richard A. Couto) and (4) "Applying Democratic Theory in Community Organizations (Richard Guarasci; Craig A. Rimmerman). Part 3, "Innovative Democratic Institutions within the University," discusses (5) "The Community Mediation Service: A Model for Teaching Democracy and Conflict Resolution" (Christa Daryl Slaton) and (6) "Televote: Interactive, Participatory Polling" (Theodore L. Becker). The volume concludes with an afterword, a bibliography, and an index. (CB)
Publisher: Westport, CT: Praeger
Pages: 184

Title: Anger Management for Youth: Stemming Aggression and Violence

By: Eggert, Leona L.
Date: 1994
This training guide explains techniques for avoiding power confrontations with youth and teaches critical skills for expressing anger in appropriate ways.
Publisher: Canada: National Education Service
Pages: 154
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 1879639297
Obtain From: Libraries and major booksellers.

Title: Anatomy of a Mediation: Mock Mediation Vignettes - Plus Analysis, Practice Tips, and Discussion

By: Grumbach, James E. Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Inc. (1982- )
Date: 1997
Boston, MA (Ten Winter Pl., Boston 02108-4751): Mcle
Publisher: xii, 120
Obtain From: 3

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
Obtain From: http://www.lrp.com

Title: Nonviolent National Defense: A Philosophical Inquiry into Applied Nonviolence

By: Freund, Norman C.
Date: 1987
This book discusses the nonviolent alternatives for the defense of nations. The author elaborates on the mechanisms, tactics, and particular actions of a nonviolent national defense program in an effort to demonstrate how it could be an effective alternative to military force.
Publisher: University Press of America
Pages: 82
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0819166553
Obtain From: Libraries and major booksellers

Title: Basic Skills for the New Mediator

By: Goodman, Allan H.
Date: 1994
This book provides a detailed overview of mediation, guiding the mediator through all stages of the process and answering numerous frequently asked questions.
Publisher: Solomon Publications
Pages: 111
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0967097304
Obtain From: Major booksellers and libraries.

Title: Presidents, Professors, and Trustees

By: Cowley, W. H.
Date: 1980
Publisher: San Francisco: Jossey-Bass