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  • Print publication year: 2015
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24 - What Is Consensus and How Is It Achieved in Meetings?

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This chapter makes three central claims: first, that the term “consensus” has been used to identify two different phenomena, mental consensus and interactional consensus; second, that unanimity (everyone agrees) and consensus (no one disagrees) are two distinct modes of collective decision-making; and third, that consensus is a mode of decision making that can be practiced in different ways, thus making it necessary to distinguish among four types of consensus when analyzing (and practicing) consensus decision making: imposed consensus, acclaimed consensus, basic consensus, and deliberative consensus. These types of consensus vary in their degree of openness toward dissenting voices.

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