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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: International Commercial Arbitration: Developing Rules for the New Millennium

By: Zylva, Martin Odams de; Harrison, Reziya
Date: 2000
Publisher: Jordan Publishing
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0853086214

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: Systematic Practitioner: Engaging Communication in Conflict, The

By: Littlejohn, Stephen; Domenici, Kathy
Date: 2000
Engaging Communication in Conflict uses a communication perspective to address insights and methods in private mediation, small group facilitation, system design, large-scale interventions, and public-issue management. The book is "highly pragmatic in orientation, with numerous case examples and ?how-to? information."
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.
Pages: 240
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0761921869(hardcover), 0761921877(paperback)
Obtain From: Sage Publications, Inc.

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: Conflict Resolution: A Secondary School Curriculum

By: Sadalla, G.; Henriquez, M.; Holmberg, M.
Date: 1987
Publisher: San Francisco: Community Board Program

Title: Peace-Making in the Middle East: Problems and Prospects

By: Marantz, Paul; Stein, Janet Gross, ed.
Date: 1985
Edited work on the Arab-Israeli conflict and issues around peace-making.
Publisher: Totowa, NJ: Barnes & Noble Books
Pages: 224

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: Anger Management for Youth: Stemming Aggression and Violence

By: Eggert, Leona L.
Date: 1994
This training guide explains techniques for avoiding power confrontations with youth and teaches critical skills for expressing anger in appropriate ways.
Publisher: Canada: National Education Service
Pages: 154
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 1879639297
Obtain From: Libraries and major booksellers.

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: 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: 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: Dynamics of Conflict Resolution: A Practitioner's Guide, The

By: Mayer, Bernard
Date: 2000
Mayer's volume provides a synthesis of the theoretical and pragmatic perspectives on conflict resolution. After exploring the nature of conflict from several theoretical perspectives, he proceeds to deal specifically with issues of impasse, advocacy, communication, and mediation.
Publisher: San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers
Pages: 263
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 0-7879-5019-X
Obtain From: Jossey-Bass or major booksellers.

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: 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: Patterns of Conflict, Paths to Peace

By: Fisk, Larry, ed.; Schellenberg, John, ed.
Date: 2000
This well-balanced Canadian introductory textbook explores the nature of conflict and the patterns which it takes as well as the strategies for approaching and/or overcoming antagonistic relationships in a variety of arenas: interpersonal and familial, political, economic and international.
Publisher: Broadview Press
Pages: 220
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 1551111543
Obtain From: major booksellers