Consensus Decision Making, Northern Ireland and Indigenous by P. G. Coy, Patrick G. Coy

By P. G. Coy, Patrick G. Coy

Part one among this quantity makes a unique contribution to the research of social flow choice making via seven concentrated case experiences, by way of a serious statement. the 3 papers in part specialise in Northern eire. the quantity closes with papers on local American matters.

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42 ANNA SNYDER Most often the leadership of caucuses and/or meetings simply began the meetings using a consensus process. Occasionally, someone would question how decisions were made but I did not observe strong objections to a consensual process. For example, during the North American/European PrepCom planning meeting in New York, when a participant called for a vote on a logistical issue, she was informed by the European leadership that "as women, we use consensus" (Fieldnotes, March, 3, 1994).

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116). Few women's organizations have retained the radical democratic forms developed in the 1960s (Martin, 1990). Not all women value non-hierarchical forms of organization. Liberal feminists maintain that it is necessary to become 43 Critiquing Consensus experts in procedures used by men because equality for women will be achieved through equality in the system itself. Moreover, few will argue that consensual decision making is unproblematic. Instead, women's organizations have modified consensual processes and/or hierarchical structures in order to address some of the tensions and limitations that consensus decision making raises (Ferree & Martin, 1995).

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