Direct Democracy in Action

Overcoming the Problems of Consensus Decision-Making

In group meetings involving decision-making there are generally a variety of opinions for what to do, and often dissent. In consensus decision-making there are a variety of methods of handling that dissent. Sometimes groups do not have time to convince a minority that a majority decision is best. One way to respect minority dissent is to make the aspiration of the proposal more modest and claim it will be in effect a shorter period of time. This is direct democracy in action.
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