|Re: A Glimps of Cohousing in 2060||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Ken Winter (kensunward.org)|
|Date: Wed, 24 Dec 2014 10:40:40 -0800 (PST)|
Check out Tim Hartnett's book "Consensus-Oriented Decision Making". He makes the important distinction between the decision *process* (his version of which is intended to maximize the level of agreement that a group will reach) and the decision *rule* (the way a decision is finally reached, which can be any number of ways, ranging from a single decider to unanimity with various voting schemes in between). Tim's distinction helps us ask this question: Which decision rule actually maximizes consensus? ~ Ken, from Sunward Cohousing On Wed, Dec 24, 2014 at 8:44 AM, R Philip Dowds <rpdowds [at] comcast.net> wrote: > > This is an interesting theoretical twist. I would have guessed that > consensus decision-making is about seeking and emphasizing the > commonalities that unite us, rather than celebrating the divergences and > idiosyncrasies that distinguish us. (And make us interesting?) The > pursuit of unanimity (solidarity?) is not an obvious route to the end of > (intellectual) oppression. > > Said another way … I agree that toleration of diversity and the end of > oppression are much to be desired. But I’m not convinced that consensus > decision-making is the key to this challenge. > > RPD > > > On Dec 23, 2014, at 8:23 AM, Tom Smyth <tom [at] sassafras.coop> wrote: > > > > I sure hope and believe consensus decision making is not a fad. I think a > > key part of our evolution as a species is to stop being so oppressive > > toward everyone who isn't exactly like us. This is exactly what consensus > > decision making is for, and it seems far more natural than its > > alternatives. > > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > > >
- Re: A Glimps of Cohousing in 2060, (continued)
- Re: A Glimps of Cohousing in 2060 Ken Winter, December 24 2014
- Re: A Glimps of Cohousing in 2060 Sharon Villines, December 24 2014
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