Argumentation in Political Deliberation

Marcin Lewiński | Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Dima Mohammed | Universidade Nova de Lisboa
ISBN 9789027242648 | EUR 85.00 | USD 128.00
ISBN 9789027268273 | EUR 85.00 | USD 128.00
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The goal of this volume is to further the examination of the role, shape, and quality of argumentation in political deliberation. The chapters collected in the volume employ the concepts and methods developed within argumentation theory to investigate the specifics of political discourse across various deliberative arenas: from debates in the European Parliament, consensus conferences and public hearings in France, discussions in Dutch online forums, to exchanges of comments in online versions of British newspapers. In this way, the studies reveal the inner workings of argumentative interactions that constitute deliberative discourse – and thus importantly contribute to the study of public deliberation. This should be of interest to the students of argumentation, deliberation, and political discourse. In addition, the volume problematizes and theorizes some vital issues related to the study of situated argumentation, thus advancing the study of argumentation in context.
Originally published in Journal of Argumentation in Context, Vol. 2:1 (2013).
[Benjamins Current Topics, 76] 2015.  v, 178 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“This book applies the perspective of argumentation theory to elucidating the ‘role, shape and quality of argumentation in political deliberation’. We strongly recommend it as a substantial contribution to the growing literature on the study of argumentation in specific contexts, and especially in politics.”
“How to improve the rational deliberative quality of political communication is an issue of growing public concern in liberal democracies and one that calls upon the insights of academic scholars in political theory, argumentation, rhetoric, communication studies, and other fields. While using the resources of argumentation analysis to illuminate problems of political deliberation, this volume extends argumentation theory in new directions to account for the influence of multiple goals and participants, complex positioning, and institutional design on political discourse in contexts ranging from parliamentary debates to online forums.”
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2016. Argumentation Theory. In The International Encyclopedia of Communication Theory and Philosophy,  pp. 1 ff. DOI logo

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Communication Studies

Communication Studies



Main BIC Subject

CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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