Article published in:Persuasive Games in Political and Professional Dialogue
Edited by Răzvan Săftoiu, Maria-Ionela Neagu and Stanca Măda
[Dialogue Studies 26] 2015
► pp. 19–38
The burden of proof in dealing with political accountability
The aim of this paper is to explain from a pragma-dialectical argumentative perspective the use of the concept of burden of proof in dealing with political accountability. In the first part of the paper, a procedural view of the burden of proof is sketched which is fundamental for understanding its rationale. In the second part, the role of this concept in accountability practices in explained. Finally, it is shown what the burden of proof involves in the case when a politician has to account for his views in a political interview.
Published online: 01 October 2015
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