New perspectives on public discourse: contributions from the European network for Argumentation and Public PoLicY analysis (APPLY)
Date: 26 June 2019 (14:00-16:00)
Location: University of Groningen (Harmonie Complex, Room 2), The Netherlands
Short Description: Providing and criticizing 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 – all too apparent in current political events.
This panel presented a new scientific initiative to understand public debate from an argumentative perspective: the European network for Argumentation and Public PoLicY analysis (APPLY), an EU-funded COST action aimed at improving the way citizens understand, evaluate and contribute to public decision-making on such matters of common concern as climate change or energy policies.
In line with the APPLY multidisciplinary perspective on argumentation, which combines descriptive, normative and prescriptive research, this panel included an introduction by Marcin Lewiński (the Action’s Chair) and showcase contributions by Isabela Fairclough, Gregor Betz, and Mark Aakhus, with commentaries by, respectively, Andrea Rocci, Fabio Paglieri, and Sara Greco.
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