Source: (2001) In Reconciliation, Justice, and Coexistence: Theory & Practice, ed. Mohammed Abu-Nimer, pp. 47-64. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books.

Noting the dynamic character of relations between different peoples – at times more unjust and violent, at other times more equitable and peaceful – Kriesberg focuses on the ways relations between communal groups can and do become more integrated, peaceful, and just. After clarification of certain conceptual issues (peace, justice, reconciliation, and coexistence), he proceeds by delineating a variety of forms of coexistence. This leads to examination of sequences or movements that lead toward more stable and peaceful accommodation between groups. Kriesberg then explores the interaction between sequencing forms of coexistence and issues of reconciliation.