Analysis of International Relations from the Theory of Argumentation: The Case of the Invasion to Iraq

Análisis Político, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, No. 64, pp. 105-126, 2009

22 Pages Posted: 10 Dec 2009 Last revised: 6 Jan 2010

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Fernando Estrada

Universidad Externado de Colombia - Facultad de Finanzas, Gobierno y Relaciones Internacionales

Date Written: September 14, 2009

Abstract

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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Keywords: Theory of argumentation, communication, International relations, Irak

JEL Classification: D74, F42, F49

Suggested Citation

Estrada, Fernando, Analysis of International Relations from the Theory of Argumentation: The Case of the Invasion to Iraq (September 14, 2009). Análisis Político, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, No. 64, pp. 105-126, 2009, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1517896

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