Illusion of consensus

Democracy depends heavily upon a citizenry which is accustomed to expressing its opinions, moderating them with respect to the concerns of others and carrying corporate decisions through to implementation. Where democratic institutions are being imposed, whether by benevolent indigenous leadership or by some outside power, there is very often a completely uncritical acceptance of new proposals and democratic institutions. A consensus of this kind often does not include strong commitment on the part of the population, and it can deceive leaders and outside observers alike into thinking that imposed democratization has been effective.
Broader Problems:
Narrower Problems:
Tokenistic meeting resolutions
Law Agreements
Psychology Psychology
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST