COST Action CA17132 - APPLY
European Network for Argumentation and Public Policy Analysis

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European Network for Argumentation and Public Policy Analysis

Providing and criticising reasons is indispensable to achieve sound public policy that commands the support of both citizens and stakeholders. This need is now widely acknowledged in the recent literature and key EU documents, which highlight the perils of populist discourse and policies.

The European network for Argumentation and Public PoLicY analysis (APPLY) improves the way European citizens understand, evaluate and contribute to public decision-making on such matters of common concern as climate change or energy policies. Addressing this need from a multidisciplinary perspective on argumentation, the APPLY Action identifies gaps between the citizens’, policymakers’ and scholarly experts’ argumentation, and explores ways of treating them.

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Figure 1. Gaps in public policy argumentation

Background

The Three Gaps

From a multidisciplinary perspective, the Action identifies three problematic aspects that we refer to as “the three gaps” (see Figure 1).

1. The gap between citizens’ and policymakers’ argumentation
2. The gap between normative theory and institutional practice
3. The gap between normative theory and citizens’ practice of argumentation

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The Rome workshop of all Working Groups

COST Workshop Rome, 27.09.2022 Università Roma Tre, Aula Verra, via Ostiense 234   The Rome workshop, which will take place on Tuesday 27.09.2022, will showcase some of the work recently conducted by Action members, notably through a presentation of its recently published collective volume titled The Pandemic of Argumentation (2022, Springer). The first half of the workshop will also feature talks…

Cagliari APPLY Training School: Argumentation and Pragmatics

Cagliari APPLY Training School: Argumentation and Pragmatics APPLY HERE, until July 30, 2022 University of Cagliari | September 19-21, 2022 The purpose of this training school is to introduce the participants to a variety of approaches to the study of argumentation and pragmatics, with an emphasis on the important and complex interactions between argumentation theories and pragmatic studies. THEME With…

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COST Action CA17132

Providing and criticising reasons is indispensable to achieve sound public policy that commands the support of both citizens and stakeholders. This need is now widely acknowledged in the recent literature and key EU documents, which highlight the perils of populist discourse and policies.

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Andreia Domingues - Grant Manager [CA 17132]
NOVA - FCSH | Avenida de Berna, 26 C
1069-061 Lisboa - Portugal
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