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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.

Recently Released - Mediation-related

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Title: Violence in America: An Encyclopedia

By: Gottesman, Ronald, ed.; et al.
Date: 2000
This is an encyclopedia of essays on violence in the United States examining the social conditions involved and analyzing cause and effect. Topics include individuals, specific events, social conditions, and cultural trends.
Publisher: Charles Scribners Sons/Reference
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0684804875
Obtain From: Major booksellers

Title: Partisans and Mediators

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

Title: Nobody Left to Hate: Teaching Compassion After Columbine

By: Aronson, Elliot
Date: 2000
This book argues that the negative atmosphere in America's schools may have contributed to the pathological behavior of the Columbine High School shooters. The author argues that these attitudes can be circumvented through a number of compassionate strategies and processes.
Publisher: W. H. Freeman and Company
Pages: 208
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0716741326
Obtain From: major booksellers

Title: Conflict and Change on Campus: The Response to Student Hyper-Activism

By: Brickman, William; Lehrer, Stanley
Date: 1970
Publisher: New York: School and Society Books

Title: Complexities of Higher Education Administration

By: Higgerson, Mary Lou; Rehwaldt, Susan S.
Date: 1993
Based on extensive experience in administration, in teaching, and in running workshops for administrators, the authors have assembled a collection of cases focused on topics common to academic administrators. (Anker Publishing)
Publisher: Bolton, MA: Anker

Title: Beyond Confrontation: Transforming the New World Order

By: Hauss, Charles
Date: 1996
In this book Hauss explores new conceptions of conflict resolution for the New World Order, focusing on the interdependence of states, rather than their independence.
Publisher: Praeger
Pages: 5
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0275953912
Obtain From: Major booksellers and libraries.

Title: Mediation in the Academy: A Workbook for Student Affairs Administrators

By: Kegelman, T.
Date: 1985
Amherst, MA: The Mediation Project
ISBN/ISSN: Mediation Project

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: Mediation of Inter-Ethnic Conflict in Schools

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

Title: Once Upon a Conflict: A Fairytale Manual of Conflict Resolution For All Ages

By: Leimdorfer, Tom
Date: 1992
This booklet presents six fairy tales each written from several different viewpoints, to produce a set of problem solving exercises designed to stimulate creative thinking about conflict. The stories provide material for discussion or role-play, adaptable to a variety of age groups. --- You Can Conflict Resolution
Publisher: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada: Network: Interaction for Conflict Resolution
Obtain From: out of print find in libraries or Network: Interaction for Conflict Resolution

Title: Justice Is Conflict

By: Hampshire, Stuart
Date: 1999
This book examines the concept of justice in both the tradition of political philosophy and the contemporary liberal theory. The author defends that justice in matters of procedure is not the same as justice in matters of substance due to adversarial reasoning in moral conflicts.
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Pages: 88
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0691009333
Obtain From: major booksellers

Title: Family Mediation: Managing Conflict, Resolving Disputes

By: Coulson, Robert
Date: 1996
In a lively and entertaining style, Robert Coulson, former president of the American Arbitration Association and an internationally recognized expert in dispute resolution, presents exactly what training, marketing, and experience are needed to compete successfully in this rapidly growing field.
Publisher: San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass
Pages: 240
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0-7879-0312-4W01
Obtain From: Jossey-Bass

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: Promoting Nonviolence in Early Adolescence: Responding in Peaceful and Positive Ways (Prevention in Practice Library)

By: Meyer, Aleta, ed.
Date: 2000
This book teaches adolescents how to resolve conflict using four types of non-violent options: resolve, avoid, ignore, and diffuse. The book also teaches the importance of accepting differences between people.
Publisher: Plenum Pub Corp
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN:0306463857
Obtain From: 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.