Consensus (disambiguation)

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Consensus usually refers to general agreement among the members of a group or community. It may also refer to:

  • Consensus decision-making, the process of making decisions using consensus.
    • Rough consensus, a term used in consensus decision-making to indicate the "sense of the group" concerning a matter under consideration.
    • Consensus democracy, democracy where consensus decision-making is used to create, amend or repeal legislation.
  • Scientific consensus, the collective opinion, judgment and position of scientists as regards matters of fact, especially with reference to a particular scientific or science-related issue.
    • Medical consensus, a public statement of what is taken to be the consensus among medical experts as regards an aspect or aspects of medical knowledge.
  • 1992 Consensus, used to refer to the outcome of a meeting held in 1992 between semi-official representatives of the People's Republic of China (PRC) and the Republic of China (ROC).
  • Copenhagen Consensus, a think tank-like project that uses welfare economics and cost-benefit analysis to recommend priorities and investment in global welfare.
  • Monterrey Consensus, the outcome of the United Nations International Conference on Financing for Development held in Monterrey, Mexico, in 2002.
  • Washington Consensus, an informal name for a set of economic policies commonly prescribed by institutions based in Washington D.C. such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank.
  • False-consensus effect, a tendency to overestimate the extent to which beliefs or opinions match those of others.

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