In Part II of the book, I explore various elements of dispute settlement procedures as they are applicable to my informants.

In Chapter 4, the reader finds the first ethnographic vignette of a social event that I was able to observe during my fieldwork in Kyrgyzstan. I use this case to illustrate the concepts of apology and forgiveness, which can be considered part of an autonomous procedural mode, as well as part of the whole process of conflict resolution in Kyrgyzstan. Taking the importance of the apology ritual for the moral/social reconciliation into account, I demonstrate how this ritual is employed in current social events.