This paper critically analyzes the consensus process as used in decision making. Drawing from the Quaker experience and from social psychological research, statements of conditions for its effective use are enunciated. Descriptions of the use of consensus are provided and areas for further exploration are identified.
Gentry, Martha E.
"Consensus as a Form of Decision Making,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 9
, Article 5.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol9/iss2/5