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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CALL FOR PAPERS—Empirical studies of discourse and argumentation in public policy: multidisciplinary and multilingual perspectives WG1 meeting – international conference of the European Network for Argumentation and Public Policy Analysis

8-9 September 2022 Venue: Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Brescia Campus, Via Trieste, 17, 25121 Brescia, Italy, “Sala della Gloria” Scientific committee: Barbara De Cock, UCLouvain, Sara Greco, USI, and Sara Cigada, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Local organizer: Sara Cigada, (Centro di Linguistica dell’Università Cattolica – CLUC) https://brescia.unicatt.it/ Call for papers Contributions This workshop brings together different perspectives for…

Lisbon Summer School on Speech Acts in Public Discourse: Normative Questions

Lisbon Summer School on Speech Acts in Public Discourse: Normative Questions 23-25 June 2022, NOVA Institute of Philosophy, NOVA University Lisbon APPLY HERE, until May 6, 2022 Theme The summer school is thematically related to the workshop on Norms of Public Argument: A Speech Act Perspective, held immediately after the summer school (June 27-29). Its focus is on the normativity…

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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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