consensus theory


Dictionary of sociology. 2013.

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  • Consensus theory — Consensus theory[1] is a social theory that holds that a particular political or economic system is a fair system, and that social change should take place within the social institutions provided by it. Consensus theory contrasts sharply with… …   Wikipedia

  • Consensus theory of truth — A consensus theory of truth is any theory of truth that refers to a concept of consensus as a part of its concept of truth. Contents 1 Varieties of consensus 1.1 Consensus gentium 1.2 Consensus as a regulative ideal …   Wikipedia

  • Cultural consensus theory — supports a framework for the measurement and evaluation of beliefs as cultural; shared to some extent by a group of individuals. Cultural consensus models guide the aggregation of responses from individuals to estimate (1) the culturally… …   Wikipedia

  • Consensus — has two common meanings. One is a general among the members of a given group or community, each of which exercises some discretion in decision making and follow up action. The other is as a theory and practice of getting such agreements (for… …   Wikipedia

  • Consensus decision-making — is a group decision making process that seeks the consent, not necessarily the agreement, of participants and the resolution of objections. Consensus is defined by Merriam Webster as, first, general agreement, and second, group solidarity of… …   Wikipedia

  • Consensus based assessment — expands on the common practice of consensus decision making and the theoretical observation that expertise can be closely approximated by large numbers of novices or journeymen. It creates a method for determining measurement standards for very… …   Wikipedia

  • Consensus-based assessment — expands on the common practice of consensus decision making and the theoretical observation that expertise can be closely approximated by large numbers of novices or journeymen. It creates a method for determining measurement standards for very… …   Wikipedia

  • Consensus (disambiguation) — For the Wikipedia policy, see Wikipedia:Consensus. The word consensus may mean: 1992 Consensus Consensual nonconsent Consensus (computer science) achieving coherence, or quorum, among nodes of a distributed computer system. Consensus (medical)… …   Wikipedia

  • Consensus reality — is an approach to answering the philosophical question What is real? It gives a practical answer: reality is either what exists, or what we can agree seems to exist. The process has been (perhaps loosely and a bit imprecisely) characterised as… …   Wikipedia

  • Consensus dynamics — or agreement dynamics is an area of research lying at the intersection of systems theory and graph theory. A major topic of investigation is the agreement or consensus problem[1] in multi agent systems that concerns processes by which a… …   Wikipedia

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