Argumentation and Advocacy

This publication provides research and articles on argumentation studies, including contemporary or historical argumentation theory, informal logic, pragma-dialectics, interpersonal arguing, culture and argument, public and political/legal argument and forensics and pedagogy.

Articles from Vol. 48, No. 2, Fall

A Functional Analysis of 2008 U.S. Presidential Primary Debates
Presidential primary debates have been employed to help inform voters in the United States since 1948, when Dewey and Stassen participated in a debate on radio during the Oregon Republican primary campaign. In recent years, primary debates have been...
And in the End ...: Reflections on Individual Events Forensic Participation
The relationship between participation in collegiate forensic activities and presumed skills, benefits, and successes later in life has typically been implied rather than overt. Far more forensic research focuses on determining what is (or is not)...
Information Acquisition, Perception, Preference, and Convergence by Gulf Coast Residents in the Aftermath of the Hurricane Katrina Crisis
On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated communities along the Gulf Coast, especially in the states of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. Rushing floodwaters breached inadequate levee systems, flooding parts of the city of New Orleans, Louisiana....
Populist Argumentation in Bruce Springsteen's the Rising
That's my business, that's what it's all about-trying to connect to you. It comes down to trying to make people happy, feel less lonely, but also being a conduit for a dialogue about the events of the day, the issues that impact people's lives, personal...