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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: 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: International Arbitration Rules: A Comparative Guide

By: Wheeler, Bridget
Date: 2000
This work provides information and guidance on which arbitration institution's rules provide the best and most suitable services and why, and incorporates all the 1998 rules of the leading institutions. It examines the 1996 Arbitration Act and Civil Procedure Rules and is intended for solicitors, barristers and arbitrators. -
Publisher: London: LLP Professional Publishing
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 1859785239
Obtain From: Major booksellers and libraries.

Title: Arbitration Law

By: Merkin, Robert M.
Date: 1998
This major 2-volume loose-leaf work by Professor R. M. Merkin, is a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the law applying to arbitration agreements. Under clear subject headings, the major aspects of arbitration law are comprehensively covered, providing both an informative discussion of the principles and a reliable reference to the relevant source materials. It explains the facts of leading cases and their implications, covering both commercial and consumer arbitrations and referring to international arbitrations where these have significance for English lawyers.
Publisher: LLP Publications and Information Services
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 185044367X
Obtain From: Major booksellers and libraries.

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: Managing Conflict

By: Lucas, Ann
Date: 1994
Publisher: San Francisco: Jossey-Bass
Pages: 201-218
Obtain From: Jossey-Bass

Title: Community, Violence, and Peace: Aldo Leopold, Mohandas K. Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Gautama the Buddha in the Twenty-First Century

By: Herman, A. L.
Date: 1998
In this work, Herman examines various conceptions of "community" and the belief that it can contribute to dispute resolution in the twenty-first century.
Publisher: SUNY Press
Pages: 245
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0791439844
Obtain From: Libraries and major booksellers.

Title: Management of Peace Processes (Ethnic and Intercommunity Conflict), The

By: Darby, John, ed.; MacGinty, Roger, ed.
Date: 2000
With their book, an excellent team effort based on the 'Coming out of Violence' project, the authors have considerably contributed to all these levels. Monitoring five peace processes - South Africa (Pierre du Toit), Northern Ireland (John Darby/Roger Mac Ginty), Israel/Palestine (Tamar Hermann/David Newman), the Basque Country (Ludger Mees), and Sri Lanka (Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu) - over a period of two years they identified those factors which foster or prevent political progress in deeply divided societies. Six variables and their influence on the success or failure of a peace process were at the core interest of the study: Violence and security issues, the economy, external actors, public opinion, symbols, and progress towards political settlement. -Dr. Corinna Hauswedell
Publisher: St. Martins Press
Pages: 276
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0312231989
Obtain From: major booksellers

Title: Collective Violence

By: Barkan, Steven E.; Snowden, Lynne L.
Date: 2000
This book redefines current approaches to the study of collective behavior and social movements, focusing on the characteristics, history, and structure of violent groups to better understand how this violence can be minimized.
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Pages: 176
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0205267823
Obtain From: Major booksellers and libraries.

Title: Origins of Violence: Approaches to the Study of Conflict, The

By: Rapoport, Anatol
Date: 1989
Publisher: New York: Professors' World Peace Academy
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0943852471
Obtain From: Libraries and major booksellers

Title: Creative Academic Bargaining: Managing Conflict in the Unionized College and University

By: Birnbaum, Robert
Date: 1980
The evolution of collective bargaining in higher education and factors that lead academic bargaining from destructive conflict to cooperation are examined. Academic bargaining is viewed as a form of shared authority, but one with unusual institutional and organizational problems that may lead toward destructive, rather than constructive conflict. The specific nature of the context, situation, and persons involved in bargaining, and their effect upon the nature of conflict are considered, as are perceptions, behaviors, and communication patterns that are likely to result when groups are locked into traditional bargaining structures. Behaviors and programs that may assist in conflict management and lead the parties toward more creative and constructive bargaining are suggested. A number of dispute resolution techniques that have been developed in industrial bargaining and their application in academic settings are described, as are changes in the traditional bargaining relationship that can be made prior to the initiation of bargaining, or during the bargaining interaction itself. Tactical considerations in creative bargaining, ways of increasing the problem-solving potential in the bargaining institution, the uses of third parties, and other approaches by which behaviors of the parties can change unilaterally to promote creative bargaining relationships are examined. References are included. (SW)
Pages: 270

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: 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: Ombudsman Handbook

By: Hendry, James B.
Date: 1987
This handbook explains the process of settling short-term insurance claims through memoranda and other documents used in the office of the Short-term Insurance Ombudsman.
Publisher: Corporate Ombudsman Assoc., Inc.
Pages: 60+

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: Mediation, Principles & Practice, 2nd Edition

By: Kovach, Kimberlee K.
Date: 1999
MEDIATION: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE combines the theory, law and practice of mediation into a book that is primarily intended for use in mediation skills based courses and for individuals that are beginning the practice of mediation.
Publisher: West Publishing Company
Pages: 397
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0314228659
Obtain From: Major booksellers and libraries.