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Consensus: A New Handbook for Grassroots Social, Political and Environmental Groups
     

Consensus: A New Handbook for Grassroots Social, Political and Environmental Groups

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by Peter Gelderloos
 
This quick-and-easy facilitator's guide to consensus decision making supposes no prior experience on the part of the reader and breaks the consensus process down logically in an easy-to-follow, step-by-step manner. A highly structured format allows the guide to serve not only as a how-to for the uninitiated, but also as a reference manual for those

Overview

This quick-and-easy facilitator's guide to consensus decision making supposes no prior experience on the part of the reader and breaks the consensus process down logically in an easy-to-follow, step-by-step manner. A highly structured format allows the guide to serve not only as a how-to for the uninitiated, but also as a reference manual for those already familiar with the consensus process. While intended primarily for grassroots political and environmental groups, this handbook can be used in academia, in the corporate world, and by anyone who wants to cooperate with consensus.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781884365393
Publisher:
See Sharp Press
Publication date:
09/28/2006
Pages:
124
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.26(d)

Meet the Author

Peter Gelderloos is a political organizer who has worked for such organizations as Copwatch and Food Not Bombs and on prison abolition, prisoner support, and antiwar campaigns. He lives in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

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Consensus 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If the author would have stuck to the topic of how to facilitate and/or participate in the consensus process. Instead he frames his instruction in the context that we should all engage in the consensus decision making process as a radical act of 'resistance against the Man!, man'. If you are looking for a book to help your group learn to work in cooperation with one another rather than in competition with one another, that's great, but I advise you to look elsewhere. Even though the consensus process was adequately covered, I found it a difficult task to pick the useful information out of all the talk of planning protests and other acts of civil disobedience.