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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: New Directions in Conflict Theory: Conflict Resolution and Conflict Transformation

By: Vayrynen, Raimo
Date: 1991
In developing the transformation perspective, this volume explores the validity of rational and subjective approaches to conflict resolution, considers the value of international law and organizations for addressing complex social phenomena, and outlines a structural approach to international conflicts.
Publisher: Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications Ltd.
Pages: 240
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0803984375
Obtain From: Sage Publications, Inc.

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: Disability Law Deskbook: The Americans with Disabilities Act in the Workplace

By: Faillace, Michael
Date: 2000
Publisher: New York: Practising Law Institute

Title: Handbook of Conflict Resolution: Theory and Practice, The

By: Deutsch, Morton, ed.; Coleman, Peter T., ed.
Date: 2000
This book integrates the theory and practice of conflict resolution. It also covers various topics in conflict resolution from problem solving to political issues.
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Pages: 649
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0787948225
Obtain From: major booksellers

Title: Conflict Resolution: Communication, Cooperation, Compromise

By: Wandberg, Robert
Date: 2000
This book examines the use of communication, cooperation, and compromise to resolve conflicts involving teenagers.
Publisher: Lifematters
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0736806954
Obtain From: major booksellers

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: Reconstructing Justice: An Agenda for Trial Reform

By: Strier, Franklin
Date: 1996
In this book, the author not only addresses problems with the American trial system, but proposes reform. Arguing that lawyers need to share more power with the judge and jury, Strier recommends ways we can retain and improve the basic adversarial system.
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0226777189
Obtain From: major booksellers

Title: Essentials of Negotiation

By: Lewicki, Roy J.; Saunders, David M.; Minton, John W.
Date: 1996
This work discusses the principal concepts and theories of the psychology of bargaining and negotiation, and the dynamics of interpersonal and intergroup disputes and their resolution. This title is a excerpted version of "Negotiation: Readings, Exercises, and Cases".
Publisher: Richard D. Irwin Inc.
Pages: 224
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0256241686
Obtain From: Richard D. Irwin Inc. or major booksellers

Title: Money Pitch: Baseball Free Agency and Salary Arbitration, The

By: Abrams, Rger I.
Date: 2000
In this insightful book, legal scholar and salary arbitrator Roger Abrams tells the story of how a few thousand very talented young men obtain their extraordinary riches. Juggling personal experience and business economics, game theory and baseball history, he explains how agents negotiate compensation, how salary arbitration works, and how the free agency auction" operates. In addition, he looks at the context in which these systems operate: the players' collective bargaining agreement, the distribution of quality players among the clubs, even the costs of other forms of entertainment with which baseball competes." -Temple University review
Publisher: Temple University Press
Pages: 224
Obtain From: Major booksellers and libraries.

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: Battles, Hassles, Tantrums and Tears: Strategies for Coping with Conflict and Making Peace at Home

By: Beekman, Susan; Holmes, Jeanne
Date: 1993
Recognizing that there is no "right" way to deal with conflicts with kids, the authors have adapt the best conflict resolution techniques for easy use at home.
Publisher: Hearst Books
Pages: 222
ISBN/ISSN: 688119379
Obtain From: local bookstores and online

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: Strengthening Departmental Leadership: A Team-Building Guide for Chairs in Colleges and Universities The Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series

By: Lucas, Ann F.
Date: 1994
This book demonstrates how academic chairs at institutions of higher education can learn the skills that are essential to their becoming leaders and faculty developers and having a significant impact on their departments. The book assists chairs in building cohesive teams in their departments and facilitates learning and using survival skills. It is designed to be highly practical, presenting sensible advice on handling problems that occur frequently in college and university departments. The book provides a goal-setting framework and action steps that result in leadership knowledge and skills. Specific chapters address: (1) opportunities departmental chairs have to handle specific challenges confronting higher education, and barriers that prevent chairs from becoming leaders and team builders; (2) a leadership matrix which measures nine major leadership and faculty development responsibilities and assesses strengths and target areas for development; (3) step-by-step method for developing a vision that will elicit the commitment of the department; (4) motivating, evaluating, and rewarding faculty members; (5) supporting effective teaching; (6) providing feedback on classroom teaching; (7) enhancing commitments to scholarship and service; (8) team building through supportive communication; (9) managing conflict and playing the role of third-party facilitator; (10) using feedback from the department; (11) the dean's role in developing departmental leadership; (12) stress reduction interventions; and (13) personal strategies for strengthening leadership effectiveness. Contains approximately 260 references. (JDD)
Pages: 295

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