Source: (2003) Intercourse, PA: Good Books.

John Paul Lederach presents his approach to conflict, which has evolved over 15 years of research, teaching and practice. Conflict transformation understands peace in conjunction with justice. Transformative processes give more attention to constructive change than might be considered under mere conflict resolution, especially when ongoing relationships are involved. The lens of conflict transformation views not only the immediate situation, but also looks at the underlying patterns and context, and seeks a conceptual framework for the situation. It addresses change on four levels, the personal, relational, structural and cultural. Lederach’s approach to change builds on process structures, and he suggests several practices for applying the conflict transformation paradigm.