Recommended literature

A complex recommended reading list, with different aspects and settings of conflict resolution: divorce, psychology, communication, educational institutions - for mediators and those interested in conflict resolution

General mediation literature

  • Barcy, M., Szamos, E. (2002) "Mediare necesse est" Mediation in society application. Animula, Budapest.
  • Lovas Zsuzsa - Herczog Mária (1999) Mediation, or the painless conflict resolution Múzsák Kiadó
  • Eörsi Mátyás - Ábrahám Zita: Litigation is bad. Minerva, n.d. Edited by Dr. M. Eörsi, Dr. Z. Ábrahám,

Litigation is bad! - Mediation: the gentle way to manage conflict,Minerva Publishers

  • Decastello Alice, Mediation in health care HVG Orac publisher Budapest.
  • Kohlrieser George Hostages at the negotiating table. Conflict Resolution Masterclass, Background Publishing 2007
  • Judit Bártfai Dr., Gábor Molnár Dr., Ágnes Dósa Dr., Zsuzsanna Barinkai Dr., Kálmán Gulyás Dr.,

Mária Herczog dr., Éva Horváth dr., Mária Kutacs dr., Zsuzsanna Lovas Mediation. Mediation - extended edition - HVG ORAC

  • Dr. Ilona Görgényi, Restitution in criminal law, mediation in criminal cases HVG Orac publisher Budapest.


Relevant books on divorce and family matters:

  • Dr Kardos, F. (2011) Child-centred mediation. Contact mediation. Contact 2000 Psychological Betéti Társaság, Budapest.
  • Together or separately. Should we stay together or separate? Zsuzsanna Barinkai, Mária Herczog Zsuzsanna Lovas, Eszter Neményi, Katalin Rónaszéki, Complex 2002.
  • Bancroft, L., Silverman, J. G., Ritchie, D. (2013) Can an abuser be a good father? The impact of partner abuse on the parent-child relationship. Background, Budapest.
  • The place of the child in divorce mediation


Psychology-related books:

  • Strasser, F., Randolph, P. (2005) Media. The psychological aspects of conflict resolution.

Nyitott Könyvműhely Publishing House, Budapest.

  • Gordon, T., Burch, N. (2001) Human relations. How to build it, how to destroy it. Gordon Books, Budapest.



Communication theory:

  • E. A. Griffin: Introduction to communication theory. 2001/2003. L'Harmattan.
  • A. Reboul-J. Moeschler: The tricks of conversation. Osiris, 2000.
  • Bolton, R. The art of communication (excerpt),

In Neményiné Dr. Ilona Gyimesi (ed.): Communication Theory. Gyimia L., Linguistics, Linguistics and Media Studies, Budapest, Perfekt, 2008..

  • Rosenberg, M. B. (2001) Words are windows or walls. Non-violent communication.

Agykontroll Kft, Budapest.


School-related books:

  • Lisa Delpit (2007): The children of others. Official culture and minority students. Educatio, Budapest.
  • Júlia Szekszárdi (2008): New ways and means - Exercises for teaching and learning conflict management

Dinasztia Publishing House, Budapest.

  • Aranka Mészáros (1997): The phenomenology of school social psychology. ELTE Eötvös Publishing House, Budapest
  • Jenő Ranschburg (2001): The impact of family financial situation on children's behavioural problems
  • the development of. Developmental Pedagogy. No. 6.
  • Éva Sallai (1996): Can the teaching profession be taught? Veszprém University Publishing House, Veszprém.
  • Éva Sallai (2005): Integration pedagogical situation exercises. Methods for the disadvantaged
  • to help students succeed in school. Educatio, Budapest.
  • Éva Sallai (ed., 2008): Connective experiences at school. Educatio, Budapest.
  • Éva Sallai (ed., 2008):

           Social inequalities, the non-traditional family model, parental behaviour

            and child development. Educatio, Budapest.

  • Imre Szitó (2003): Communication at school. ELTE Eötvös Publishing House, Budapest.
  • Tahar Ben Jelloun (2003): Racism, as I explained to my daughter. House of Ulpius
  • Book publisher, Budapest
  • Thomas L. Good - Jere E. Brophy (2008): Open the classroom I-III. Educatio, Budapest.
  • 2József Veczkó (1990):Sociocultural harms, personality disorders in childhood and adolescence
  • context. In: Pedagogical and psychological foundations of child protection. Textbook publisher, Budapest.
  • Anna Vörös (2004) Classroom communication, teacher-student interactions. In Katalin N. Kollár
  • and Éva Szabó (eds.): Psychology for teachers. Osiris Publishing House, Budapest.
  • László Zrinszky (1993): Introduction to the theory of pedagogical communication. 

National Textbook Publishing House, Budapest.

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