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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: Violence Through Environmental Discrimination: Cause, Rwanda Arena, and Conflict Model (Social Indicators Research Series, V. 2)

By: Baechler, Gunther
Date: 1999
This book demonstrates how the cause of some violent conflicts in developing countries is rooted in environmental degradation. The book focuses on a case study of Rwanda as an example of ethnic, social, political, and ecological factors interacting.
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Pub.
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0792354958
Obtain From: Major booksellers and libraries.

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: Making Peace Prevail: Preventing Violent Conflict in Macedonia (Peace and Conflict Resolution)

By: Ackermann, Alice
Date: 2000
This book examines the efforts to promote peace in Macedonia through preventive intervention by both domestic and international interests.
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Pages: 272
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0815606028
Obtain From: major booksellers

Title: Conflict and Culture: Research in Five Communities in Vancouver, British Columbia

By: LeBaron Duryea, Michelle ; Grundison, J. Bruce
Date: 1993
This second publication of the Multiculturalism and Dispute Resolution Project chronicles and analyzes the results of field research in Vancouver during 1992. This research explored attitudes toward conflict and conflict resolution as well as traditional and transitional ways of addressing conflicts used by immigrants to British Columbia. A multicultural team of researchers gathered in-depth information about community needs and preferences and about the ways traditional methods of resolving conflict influence dispute resolution choices of both recent and established immigrants in British Columbia. The research reveals a close connection between how respondents from the five communities perceive and experience conflicts, and problems related to settling in a new country.
Publisher: Vancouver, BC: University of Victoria: Institute for Dispute Resolution
ISBN/ISSN: ASIN: 1550580469
Obtain From: This title is out of print, find in libraries.

Title: Words Over War: Mediation and Arbitration to Prevent Deadly Conflict

By: Greenberg, Melanie, ed.; Barton, John H., ed.; McGuinness, Margaret E., ed.
Date: 2000
This book discusses efforts to prevent situations of conflict from becoming violent through the use of international mediation and arbitration.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 560
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0847698939(paperback), 0847698920(hardcover)
Obtain From: major booksellers

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: 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: 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: Peacekeeping and Peace Endorsement in Africa: Methods of Conflict Prevention

By: Rotberg, Robert, ed.
Date: 2000
This book focuses on preventing civil war and violent internal conflicts in Africa by using new methods of peace enforcement, including militant crisis intervention and peacekeeping operations.
Publisher: Brookings Institute
Pages: 208
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN:0815775768
Obtain From: major booksellers

Title: Peace, Power and Resistance in Cambodia: Global Governance and the Failure of International Conflict Resolution

By: Lizee, Pierre P.
Date: 1999
This book discusses the failure of international conflict resolution in Cambodia. The discussion contains theoretical remarks on the nature of conflict and peace in Cambodia, an examination of the peace process and resulting Paris Plan, and a before and after examination of the 1993 elections.
Publisher: St. Martins Press
Pages: 240
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0312224060
Obtain From: major booksellers

Title: Nonviolent Direct Action; American Cases: Social-Psychological Analyses

By: Hare, A. Paul ; Blumberg, Herbet H.
Date: 1968
Publisher: Washington: Corpus Books
Pages: 575
Obtain From: Libraries.

Title: Conflict Resolution Theory and Practice: Integration and Application

By: van der Merwe, Hugo, ed.; Sandole, Dennis J. D., ed.
Date: 1993
This collection of diverse essays provides a broad overview of the field of conflict resolution.
Publisher: New York: Manchester University Press
ISBN/ISSN: 719037476
Obtain From: Major Booksellers, Libraries

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: 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: Conquest of Violence: The Gandhian Philosophy of Conflict

By: Bondurant, Joan V.
Date: 1965
This book introduces the reader to the political thought and activity of Mahatma Gandhi.
Publisher: Berkeley: University of California Press