Passive Consensus

As opposed to competitive consensus  – when both sides complacently (thanks to inertia, shared values and/or the absence of controversy or public attention), have the same policy beliefs.

“major British parties [refrained from] supporting progressive climate measures or competing on environmental issues more generally, preferring a ‘passive consensus’ to play safe and do little (Carter 2006).” (Carter and Jacobs, 2014: 137)

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