Analysis of International Relations from the Theory of Argumentation: The Case of the Invasion to Iraq
Universidad Externado de Colombia - Facultad de Finanzas, Gobierno y Relaciones Internacionales
September 14, 2009
Análisis Político, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, No. 64, pp. 105-126, 2009
The basic aspects of the theory of argumentation, the relations of argumentation with the concept of logical inference and a description of argumentation in the analysis of compared international politics are presented in this article. Argumentation will be here understood as part of a deliberative process of pro or against reasoning around certain opinion that might be defended by means of a confrontation of ideas. Therefore, the one who argues proposes, refuses, beats or justifies any understanding of the world. With this in view, a brief description of deductive argumentative systems is undertaken. Some degree of formality, arising from the logics to structure the general argumentative basis, is introduced. Then, an exemplification based on a highly recognized case in international relations is presented: The conditions of public debate that gave birth to the invasion and war in Iraq.
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Number of Pages in PDF File: 22
Keywords: Theory of argumentation, communication, International relations, Irak
JEL Classification: D74, F42, F49Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: December 10, 2009 ; Last revised: January 6, 2010
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