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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ECA Training school in Leiden

COST project European Network for Argumentation and Public Policy Analysis is co-organizing pre-conference ECA Summer School on Argumentation on 20 – 22 June 2019

APPLY special panel at the 3rd European Conference on Argumentation, U. of Groningen, The Netherlands

COST Action APPLY will be represented at the 3rd European Conference on Argumentation, University of Groningen, The Netherlands, on 26 June 2019

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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 Zorrinho - Grant Manager [CA 17132]
NOVA - FCSH | Avenida de Berna, 26 C
1069-061 Lisboa - Portugal
Tel: +351 217 908 300 # 1587
andreia.zorrinho@fcsh.unl.pt

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