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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: Inter-Ethnic and Religious Conflict Resolution in Nigeria

By: Uwazie, Ernest M., ed.; et al.
Date: 1999
This book examines the role of conflict resolution in the ethnic/religious conflicts of Nigeria. The discussion of the book includes the sociocultural politics, the role of Nigerian women and youth, indigenous organizations, and the concept of eventual resolution.
Publisher: Lexington Books
Pages: 192
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0739100335
Obtain From: major booksellers

Title: Conflict Management in Higher Education

By: Holton, Susan; Kramer, Martin
Date: 1995
This special issue of the journal New Directions for Higher Education focused specifically on conflict management in higher education. It provides a well-rounded collection of articles that should be of interest to people working in various higher education domains.
Publisher: San Francisco: Jossey-Bass
Obtain From: Jossey-Bass

Title: Conflict Resolution in the Schools: A Manual for Educators

By: Girard, Kathryn; Koch, Susan J.
Date: 1996
Based on material developed by the National Institute for Dispute Resolution (NIDR) and the former National Association for Mediation in Education (now merged with the NIDR Youth Program), this practical resource guide shows educators how to diagnose conflicts, handle difficult confrontations, and implement appropriate mediation and problem-solving strategies.
Publisher: San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass
Pages: 400
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0-7879-0235-7W01
Obtain From: Jossey-Bass

Title: Violent Conflict and the Transformation of Social Capital: Lessons from Cambodia, Rwanda, Guatemala, and Somalia

By: Colletta, Nat J.; Cullen, Michelle L.
Date: 2000
This book uses the examples of Cambodia, Rwanda, Guatemala, and Somalia to discuss the transformation that results in a violent conflict.
Publisher: World Bank
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0821344129
Obtain From: major booksellers

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: Partisans and Mediators

By: Davis, Gwynn
Date: 1988
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0198256124

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: Fair Division: From Cake-Cutting to Dispute Resolution

By: Brams, Steven J.; Taylor, Alan D.
Date: 1996
This book analyzes models and procedures for resolving disputes and the division of property, including indivisible items such as marital property and sovereignty in international disputes. The focus of the book lays within the necessity for fair division of goods and the flip-side problem of burden-sharing.
Publisher:
Pages: 272
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0521556449(paperback), 0521553903(hardcover)
Obtain From: major booksellers

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

Title: Lurking Evil: Racial and Ethnic Conflict on the College Campus AASCU Issues

By: Hively, Robert Ed
Date: 1990
This publication represents the views of a group of university presidents who met on the White House grounds and at the National Capital to survey the rise in violence in all American universities and to assist in appraising and solving the pressing problems that arise from racial and ethnic tensions on the country's campuses. Titles and authors of individual papers include: "Spirit of a Campus" (Anthony Ceddia); "Washington Forum on Campus Violence: Some Points of View" (Robert Hess); "The College as a Racial Model for Society" (Jimmy Jenkins); "The Identification and Elimination of Subtle Forms of Discrimination on the College Campus" (John LaTourette); "Extinguishing at the Flashpoint" (Craig Willis); "A Case Study of the President's Role in Creating a Healthy Racial/Ethnic Climate" (Kenneth Shaw); "Recruitment of Underrepresented Faculty and Administrators" (James Rosser); "A Case Study: Campus Action and Video Film, 'Still Burning'" (Michael Hooker); "A Design for Diversity: Proactive Planning to Reduce Ethnic Tensions and to Enhance Human Resources" (Eugene Hughes); "Preventive Planning at the System Level" (Bruce Johnstone); "A Model: A University's Strategies and Actions from 'Sit-In' to Resolution" (Donald Gerth); "Strategies to Accommodate Change" (John Welty); "Ethnically and Racially Diverse Faculty: A Response to Change" (Dale Nitzschke et al.); "Suppression and Controls on American College Campuses" (David Tatel); "The First Amendment and Racial Harassment on Campus: A Selective Bibliography" (David Tatel et al.); and "Now Liberals Are Censors" (George Will). (JDD)
Publisher: Washington D.C.: American Association of State Colleges and Universities
Pages: 135
Obtain From: ERIC

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: 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: Mediation: Law, Policy and Practice

By: Rogers, N.; McEwen, C.
Date: 1994
Deerfield, IL: Clark Boardman Callaghan
Publisher:

Title: Conflict and Consensus: A General Theory of Collective Decisions

By: Moscovici, Serge; Doise, Willem
Date: 1994
Moscovici and Doise's theoretical framework is illustrated by numerous empirical investigations from around the world, outlining the necessary conditions required to generate consensus and construct new social realities.
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Ltd.
Pages: 224
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 080398457X
Obtain From: Sage Publications, Inc.

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