Article published in:Argumentation in Political Deliberation
Edited by Marcin Lewiński and Dima Mohammed
[Benjamins Current Topics 76] 2015
► pp. 33–46
Strategic maneuvering in European Parliamentary Debate
This chapter focuses on argumentation the institutional context of debate in the European Parliament. A parliamentary debate is a distinct argumentative activity type. In the pragma-dialectical approach, argumentative activity types are defined as conventionalized argumentative practices in which the possibilities for strategic maneuvering are predetermined. What are the characteristics of the activity type of a debate in European Parliament that predetermine the possibilities for strategic maneuvering?
Keywords: communicative activity type, European Parliament, political argumentation, pragma-dialectics, strategic maneuvering
Published online: 10 July 2015
Corbett, Richard, Francis Jacobs, and Michael Schackleton
van Eemeren, Frans H.