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consensus

(kŏn-sĕn′sĭs) [L. “agreement”]
Agreement, esp. universal agreement.
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This sort of contradiction is what makes consensus politics so specious.
With Lebanon's notoriously slow consensus politics, it could take many years to realize Geagea's vision.
Thomas and Beckel, noted political analysts who possess contrary political leanings, offer this guide to bipartisanship and explain how the use of consensus politics is the only way for the United States to complete a healing process.
There is, for example, a particularly interesting analysis of the genesis and impact of consensus politics. It is not, the author notes, grounded in the attempt to incorporate "aboriginal ways" into modern politics; rather, it is the result of the small scale of those politics and the need to avoid the danger of being offside in partisan terms with the government in Ottawa on which territorial governments are so financially dependent.
"We have added colour and vigour to what otherwise would have been stale consensus politics."
Swiss ultranationalist Christoph Blocher was ousted from the cabinet on December 12, in a surprise coup that called into question the country's tradition of consensus politics. The political ambush, by parliamentary vote, came less than two months after his right-wing Swiss People's Party (SVP) received the highest vote ever recorded in a national election.
Wilson!) is overly cautious, relies too heavily on consensus politics, and insists there's no conflict between a healthy environment and strong economic growth.
Because the multitude of blips force ideologies to crumble and societies to "demassify," Toffler argues that consensus politics will shatter in an onslaught of minority demands, Decisions that can be decentralized well be, and power will devolve out of the hands of traditional politicians, who cannot possibly remain informed on the multitude of social endeavors.
In the absence of strong, consensus politics, the fear of yet another coup--if and when a severe political, economic or social crisis hits the nation--will not entirely go away.
This is marketed as consensus politics but too often means what the rabid populist view of the moment happens to be.
This inflow has several immediate effects, all of them beneficial to a free inquiry that will in turn aid the gathering of facts conducive to consensus politics. First, the hiring of empiricists will tend to decrease any ideological discrimination in academia, because empiricists, whatever their personal politics, will tend to be much more open-minded than their theoretically inclined colleagues.
The theory of pluralism appeared to be compatible with the consensus politics which ostensibly characterized American political life in the post Mc Carthy years and downplayed the role of conflict and struggle in the political process.