Goals and functions of public argumentation

Frank Zenker, Jan Albert Laar, van

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This position paper of Working Group 2 of the European Network for Argumentation and Public Policy Analysis (COST Action CA17132; https://publicpolicyargument.eu) reviews goals and functions of public argumentation. Drawing on a variety of disciplines, the paper introduces basic distinctions and charts out options. It is meant to guide reflection on the conceptual basis for the Action’s subsequent research regarding the analysis, evaluation, and design of public argumentation.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • apprehension
  • decision making
  • function
  • goal
  • norm
  • opinion formation
  • public argumentation

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