How Durable is it? A Contextualized Interpretation of Fiat in Policy Debate
Kearney, M.W. (2014). How durable is it? A contextualized interpretation of fiat in policy debate. National Journal of Speech and Debate, 2, 2-6
5 Pages Posted: 16 Jun 2015
Date Written: 2014
Recent advancements in negative strategy have placed greater emphasis on the political process in college policy debate. This requires a better [and more complex] theoretical interpretations of fiat than the popular assumption infinite durability, or fiat ad infinitum. In order to address problems associated with fiat ad infinitum, I propose a new, contextualized understanding of fiat.
Keywords: college debate, policy debate, debate theory, fiat
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