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

Int. Workshop on Argumentative Norms in Public Policy: Between Reason and Unreason

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Int. Workshop on Argumentative Norms in Public Policy: Between Reason and Unreason

Mon & Tue, 27-28 SEP 2021
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain


Call for Abstracts and Discussants

Working group 2 (“Norms for public argument”) of the European Network for Argumentation and Public Policy Analysis (COST Action CA17132 – APPLY; is pleased to invite submissions of abstracts (from any field) addressing the theme of this meeting, as well as self-nominations to join this meeting as a discussant. 

Hybrid meeting (onsite and online)

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2:00 PM Welcome, Overview (Local Organizers and WG-leaders)

2:30 PM State of the art-Paper Presentation & Discussion (WG-leaders)


3:40 PM Hubert Marraud, Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain: Group identity in public deliberation


4:45 PM Robert Asen, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA: Democratic Relationships and Argument: Envisioning Vibrant Public Engagement in Diverse Societies

6:00 PM End



10:00 AM Small group work at self-selected locations


2:30 PM Christoph Lumer, University of Siena, Italy: Dialogue Norms for Promoting Reason in Public Argumentation

3:05 AM Cristina Corredor, UNED Spain: Public argumentation and dissent. Argumentative justification of non-argumentative political action


4:10 PM Michael Morreau, UiT, Norway: Tracking trustworthiness is a solution to problems of online misinformation

4:45 AM Rahmi Oruç, Ibn Haldun University, Turkey: Between Efficiency and Cooperation: the Debate on the Moves of the Antagonist in Post-classical Muslim Argumentation Literature


An online version of the program is at


Keynote speaker
Robert Asen (Department of Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA),


Presentations last 20 mins plus 15 minutes for discussion. The meeting includes a keynote address, presentation of a draft of WG-2’s major deliverable (an overview of norms for public argumentation), small group sessions to finalize this draft, as well as a networking session to meet new potential co-authors. 

We expect to invite four abstracts for presentation and hope to be some 20-30 participants at this meeting. Authors of abstracts that cannot be accepted are automatically considered as potential discussants. Invitations are extended based on aggregated votes by the local organizers and the working group leaders. There are no fees. 


Submission & registration

To submit your abstract (maximum 500 words, including author information) or your self-nomination, respectively to register for this meeting, please use this form: 


Participants (from COST countries) are eligible for travel cost reimbursement as per (updated) COST rules:


Note: A Management Committee meeting (MCM) is held on Wednesday, Sept 29, 10:00-12:00 AM, linked remotely to two meetings in Lugano, Switzerland, and Rome, Italy. MCM members automatically receive invitations via the COST e-system.


Local organizers
Paula Olmos & Hubert Marraud ; 


Working group leaders
Jan Albert van Laar & Frank Zenker ;


Facultad de Filosofía y Letras. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, C/ Francisco Tomás y Valiente 1, 28049 Madrid, Spain

Important dates
Submission deadline (abstracts & self-nominations as discussant): 15 AUG 2021
Invitations sent: 22 AUG 2021
Registration deadline: 15 SEPT 2021
Workshop: Mo-Tue, 27-28 SEPT 2021
MCM: 29 SEPT 2021

Practicalities (travel, hotels, etc.)
Please see



COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is a funding agency for research and innovation networks. Our Actions help connect research initiatives across Europe and enable scientists to grow their ideas by sharing them with their peers. This boosts their research, career and innovation.

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.

Action Contacts

Andreia Domingues - Grant Manager [CA 17132]
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