Political Consensus: A crucial and key element of political organization


  • Sali Shehu Faculty of Law, University of Tirana, Albania




The following material will focus initially on determining the concept of consensus, as defined by different scholars and different philosophical beliefs, role played by consensus in the establishment and functioning of the rule of law, in operation of international organizations, such as the UN, NATO and the EU. Also, we will discuss briefly the role of consensus in the process of running and organization of these organizations and functioning of the structures of national security in the process of making important decisions, in achieving the standards for Euro-Atlantic integration, and in the closing of this paper we will provide some conclusions which might be of some help in contributing, even theoretically, in the establishment, consolidation and strengthening of the national security structure. Finally, the conclusion part of this paper is thought to offer some recommendations, as well. Of course, due to the scope of this paper, the recommendations are being addressed to the political class, as an attempt to encourage it to use consensus in all areas of its activity.


political consensus, decision making, political framework, international organizations


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How to Cite

Shehu, S. (2017) “Political Consensus: A crucial and key element of political organization”, Academicus International Scientific Journal. Vlora, Albania, 8(15), pp. 80–90. doi: 10.7336/academicus.2017.15.05.