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. 51, No. 4, Spring

A Content Analysis of Arguing Behaviors: A Case Study of Romania as Compared to the United States
Arguing is a pervasive form of interaction between people (Brockriede, 1975; Hample, 2005), embedded in the social fabric of human interactions. It is "a situated practice" (Poole, 2013, p. 608) in which members of a group advance statements but also...
Deliberation, Rhetoric, and Emotion in the Discourse on Climate Change in the European Parliament
Deliberation, Rhetoric, and Emotion in the Discourse on Climate Change in the European Parliament. By Vebjorn Roald and Linda Sangolt. CW Delft, The Netherlands: Eburon Academic Publishers, 2012; pp. 135. $25.00 paper. The past decade has witnessed...
From Apartheid to Democracy: Deliberating Truth and Reconciliation in South Africa
From Apartheid to Democracy: Deliberating Truth and Reconciliation in South Africa. By Katherine Elizabeth Mack. University Park, PA: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2014; pp. 156. $64.95 hardcover. Katherine Mack's From Apartheid to Democracy...
Obama's "New Beginning": US Foreign Policy and Comic Exceptionalism
For the second time since his first inauguration, on June 4, 2009, President Barack Obama departed for an overseas tour focusing on foreign policy. The highlight of the trip was a speech Obama gave at Cairo University, which received the most attention...
Oppositional Memory Practices: U.S. Memorial Spaces as Arguments over Public Memory
On a windswept hill in Wyoming, a cairn lamenting that "there were no survivors" now stands corrected by historical plaques recognizing 1,500 Indian survivors. On the high plains of eastern Montana, a sea of white marble tombstones now is interspersed...
When Cows Talk: The Happy California Cow Campaign as Visual Apologia
If success is measured by recognition, then the Happy California Cow campaign ranks alongside Coca Cola's polar bears and Honey Nut Cheerio's Buzz the Bee. Unlike these latter campaigns, however, the California Milk Advisory Board's (CMAB) Happy Cow...
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