consensus

(redirected from Consensus politics)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Wikipedia.
Related to Consensus politics: consensus

consensus

[kən′sen·səs]
(science and technology)
A method of checking or confirming the correctness of an observation or report, based on agreement between different observers.

consensus

the existence within a society community or group, of a fundamental agreement on basic values. While some sociologists, notably Talcott PARSONS, emphasize the existence of such shared values as the basis of any persisting social order, other sociologists do not, pointing to the frequency with which social systems may be held together by reciprocal interests or by force. See also LEGITIMATE AUTHORITY, NORMATIVE FUNCTIONALISM, SOCIAL INTEGRATION AND SYSTEM INTEGRATION. POLITICAL CONSENSUS, DOMINANT IDEOLOGY THESIS.
References in periodicals archive ?
Religion in the United States sustains the most important organizations that emphasize the role of values in social life; and as long as they must compete, the rise of consensus politics will intensify, not diminish, that competition, as religious sects will have to offer incentives to attract the many who are influenced by the empiricism all around them.
Stressing the importance of dynamic bargaining in addressing social and political problems, Lesbirel shows the role of these compromises in Japanese consensus politics.
But the consensus politics of the Left are politics of big govern-ment, of higher taxation, of the nanny state.
Good times and consensus politics also have thrown the Republican Congressional leadership off balance.
A 1993 survey that found 44% of Canadians feeling positive about Parliament, found only 23% of Germans, where consensus politics is common, feeling the same way.
This attitude seems to have paid lip-service to consensus politics and to have given vent to permanent tension.
The primary weakness of Teles's thesis is its failure to distinguish between dissensus and consensus politics, and perhaps normal politics, on conceptual and historical levels.
On the political front, there continues to exist the need to encourage consensus politics by the Hemisphere's leadership on Trade Integration in order to come to a framework agreement as quickly as possible.
Where can true democracy exist when the ordinary process of consensus politics is lost to those who have the capacity to connect with the world in ways which circumvent rules of state or even the morality of a culture?
He can have conviction politics or consensus politics.
I believe the current crisis will soon be overcome and all political actors in Iraq will return to consensus politics.