It all started, the consensus seems to be, with the red poultry of the jungle. The consensus aims to improve long-term solidarity. It should therefore not be confused with unanimity in the immediate situation, which is often a symptom of group thinking. Studies of an effective consensual process generally suggest a rejection of unanimity or an “illusion of unanimity” that will not be maintained, as a group is under real pressure (when dissent reappears). Cory Doctorow, Ralph Nader and other proponents of deliberative democracy or judicial methods see explicit differences as a symbol of strength. The confusion between unanimity and consensus therefore usually leads to the failure of consensus decisions, and the group then returns either to the majority rule, or by super majority, or by dissolving. The consensus decision-making process often has several roles to make the process more efficient. Although the name and nature of these roles differ from group to group, the most frequent moderators are moderators, conensors, timekeepers, a sensitive and a secretary or note taker. Not all decision-making bodies use all of these roles, although the position of mediator is almost always occupied and some groups use additional roles, such as. B for example a defender of the devil or a defender of the devil. Some decision-making bodies rotate these roles through the group members in order to build the experience and abilities of the participants and to prevent any perceived concentration of power.  The consensus held that the only thing that prevented her swimming was her curls.
The emergence of consensus and direct experiences for democracy has been one of the hallmarks of student coordination committee (NCSC) voter registration projects in the southern United States; Students for a Democratic Society `Ad democratic Society` (in the mid-1960s), a few women`s liberation groups (late 1960s to early 1970s) and anti-nuclear and pacifist groups (late 1970s and early 1980s).  For example, the anti-nuclear alliance Clamshell alliance and Movement for a New Society has engaged in consensual decision-making processes.  The origins of the formation of formal consensus go back much further, to the religious society of friends or Quakers who took technology as early as the 17th century.  The Baptists, including some Mennonites, have a history of consensual decision-making and some believe that the Baptists were already practicing consensus at the Martyrs Synod of 1527.  Some Christians attribute consensual decisions to the Bible.