Source: (2001) In Reconciliation, Justice, and Coexistence: Theory & Practice, ed. Mohammed Abu-Nimer, pp. 25-45. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books.

Protracted conflicts between different groups within the same political system or geographical region plague many parts of the world. Because these conflicts can be so resistant to resolution, some people are attempting innovative methods to pursue peace and reconciliation. Fisher highlights one such approach – Interactive Conflict Resolution (ICR). ICR is based in social-psychological principles, concepts, and practices focused on the centrality of relationships in conflict resolution. Fisher brings these principles, concepts, and practices to bear on processes of conflict analysis and dialogue, and processes of reconciliation.