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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: Discrimination, Harassment, and the Failure of Diversity Training - What to do Now

By: Hemphill, Helen; Haines, Ray
Date: 1997
The focus of diversity trainers on awareness, understanding and appreciating differences has not resulted in effective training. Hemphil and Haines suggest that diversity training should focus on eliciting change in workplace behaviors.
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN/ISSN: 1567201091
Obtain From: Major booksellers, Libraries

Title: Quest for Peace: Transcending Collective Violence and War among Societies, Cultures and States

By: Vayrynen, Raimo
Date: 1987
Ranging from individual and social movements to ecosystems and social cosmologies, this work "brings together an unusual variety of perspectives and offers us an exciting view of the quest for peace."
Publisher: Thousand Oaks: Sage Ltd.
Pages: 368
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0803980353
Obtain From: Sage Publications, Inc.

Title: Opportunities Missed, Opportunities Seized: Preventive Diplomacy in the Post-Cold War World

By: Jentleson, Bruce W., ed.; Holl, Jane. E.; et al.
Date: 1999
This is a comprehensive discussion of the role of preventive diplomacy in the post-Cold War world. Topics include the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the breakup of Yugoslavia, the on-going nuclear threat, and ethnic conflicts in Africa.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 456
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0847685586(hardcover), 0847685594(paperback)
Obtain From: major booksellers

Title: Introduction to Arbitration

By: Crowther, Harold
Date: 1998
This work is intended for those with little previous knowledge of arbitration and also to serve as a practice manual for serious students of the field. Crowther provides a detailed analysis of the 1996 Arbitration Act, a brief review of the history of arbitration in England, and a breakdown of the arbitration process itself.
Publisher: London, England: LLP Ltd., Legal Publishing Division
Pages: 332
ISBN/ISSN: 185978831

Title: Violence Prevention Skills Lessons and Activities for Secondary Students

By: Begun, Ruth Weltmann ; Huml, Frank J.
Date: 1998
This book is designed to assist teachers and counselors in predicting and preventing violent behavior. This ready-to-use curriculum gives provides strategies for dealing with the issues of gangs, guns, drugs, retribution, and other issues.
Publisher: West Nyack, NY: Center for Applied Research in Education
Pages: 256
ISBN/ISSN: 876289170
Obtain From: all 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: Power and Conflict in Continuing Education: Survival and Prosperity for All?

By: Alford, Harold J.
Date: 1980
Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Pub. Co.
Publisher: xi, 247
Pages: 534008496

Title: Administrative Law and Government Action: The Courts and Alternative Mechanisms of Review

By: Genn, Hazel, ed.; Richerdson, G.M.
Date: 1994
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press

Title: Mediation in the Campus Community: Designing and Managing Effective Programs

By: Warters, William C.
Date: 1999
This practical and comprehensive book offers administrators, faculty, student services professionals, and student groups step-by-step advice on mediation program development. The author draws on case examples and ideas from campuses across the country to illustrate strategies for developing creative and effective responses to conflict. Readers will find a ten-step guide for creating new programs, plus advice on staff training, program promotion, results evaluation, general conflict resolution skills training strategies and more. Sample forms, policy language, promotional materials, mission statements, assessment questions, and a case management script are among the many resources provided.
Publisher: San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers
Pages: 176
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 078794789X
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: 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: From Voting to Violence: Democratization and Nationalist Conflict

By: Snyder, Jack L.
Date: 2000
In this book, the author examines the danger democratization creates and the subsequent rise of nationalist fervor and ethnic conflict. Also, the author proposes strategies to reduce conflict among democratizing nations by avoiding the rush to establish democratic governments and punish outgoing leaders. The author focuses on Bosnia and Weimar, Germany.
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 320
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0393974812
Obtain From: major booksellers

Title: Preventing, Managing, and Resolving Intrastate Ethnic Conflict: An Evaluation of Theory and Evidence

By: Carment, David; Harvey, Frank P.
Date: 2000
The authors of this book examine theoretical knowledge of ethnic conflicts and apply violence prevention and conflict management assumptions to NATO's role in Kosovo and Bosnia.
Publisher: Praeger Pub. Text
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0275969797
Obtain From: major booksellers

Title: Tenure, Discrimination, and the Courts (2nd Edition)

By: Leap, Terry L.
Date: 1995
This book examines issues related to faculty tenure, discrimination, and court litigation at American colleges and universities. It also analyzes legal cases, court rulings, personnel practices, and specific types of discrimination germane to reappointment, promotion, or denial of tenure in higher education. Individual chapters concentrate on the potential effects of discrimination legislation; employment discrimination and relevant legislation; the reappointment, promotion, and tenure process; judicial intervention in promotion and tenure disputes; criteria for making promotion and tenure decisions; the burden of proof in college and university discrimination cases; the confidentiality of the peer review process; remedies for employment discrimination in academia; and preventing employment suits. An appendix provides an overview of selected cases. (MDM)
Publisher: St. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press
Pages: 247
Obtain From: Cornell University Press

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