Many academic law textbooks will be relevant, so you can try to grab a recent year's syllabus online (Google arbitration syllabus [insert law school here]) and use that as a reference to start with.
Websites you should check out:
You should note that there may be differences in arbitration procedures depending on industry. For example, arbitration in a government employment situation may be varied to some degree from arbitration in a contract dispute.
For international arbitration, you may wish to look at:
You should note the distinction between international commercial arbitration (the prior two links) and arbitration under public international law which is conducted according to international law and/or treaties and/or contracts between private entities and States. Some information about this type of arbitration may be found here:
- Kluwer Arbitration Blog article State-to-State Arbitration at
the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague (Kluwer Arbitration
Blog is a good all-around source in general, too).
The disputes between private entities (usually multi-national corporations) and States are conducted as investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) and have been the subject of much controversy in recent years:
This three-part BuzzFeed series on Investor-State Dispute Settlement is the best anti-ISDS piece I've read: The Court That Rules The World. Here is a defense of ISDS from the Obama Administration.
Still Want Books?
Also, if you still wish to find some book references, using the search tool at the Oxford Academic website is useful. Change your query to books.
Regarding getting on and staying on lists, it largely will depend on the organization that maintains the lists. Examples may be the aforementioned International Chamber of Commerce or the CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution. Typically it's based on some criteria of being an upstanding citizen and experienced in the law or other relevant field.