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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: 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: 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: Lectures on Negotiation Analysis

By: Raiffa, Howard
Date: 1997
This work consists of a collection of class notes from well-respected negotiator, Howard Raiffa's teachings at Harvard.
Publisher: Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 1880711095
Obtain From: Major booksellers

Title: Art and Science of Negotiation, The, reprint edition

By: Raiffa, Howard
Date: 1985
This book provides a serious discussion of negotiation in which the author weaves together his expertise in theory and practice.
Publisher: Belknap Press
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 067404813X
Obtain From: Belknap Press or major booksellers

Title: Power and Conflict: Toward a General Theory

By: Blalock, Hubert M.
Date: 1989
Publisher: Sage Publications
Pages: 266
ISBN/ISSN: ASIN: 0803935943
Obtain From: This title is out of print, find in libraries.

Title: Managing Conflict

By: Lucas, Ann
Date: 1994
Publisher: San Francisco: Jossey-Bass
Pages: 201-218
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: 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: 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: Limits of Social Cohesion: Conflict and Mediation in Pluralist Societies, The

By: Berger, Peter L., ed.
Date: 1999
This book asks two principal questions with regard to normative conflicts on a global scale: do such conflicts have common characteristics worldwide?; and which institutions polarize such conflicts and which can serve to mediate them? This work "examines both questions through findings gained from a study of normative conflicts in eleven societies located in different parts of the world and at different levels of economic development."
Publisher: Westview Press
Pages: 416
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0-8133-6719-0
Obtain From: Perseus Books Group

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: Parent's Book About Bullying: Changing the Course of Your Child's Life

By: Voors, William
Date: 2000
This book offers parents and teachers the ability to understand the frequent phenomenon of bullying, as well as the impact of this behavior and advice towards prevention.
Publisher: Hazelden Information Education
Pages: 170
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 156838517X
Obtain From: major booksellers

Title: Forgiveness Factor: Stories of Hope in a World of Conflict, The

By: Henderson, Michael
Date: 1997
This book presents case studies in the resolution of social, political, and economic conflicts.
Publisher: West Hartford, CT: Kumarian Press
Obtain From: Libraries and major booksellers.

Title: Mediation of Inter-Ethnic Conflict in Schools

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