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Title of the project:  Discursive management of political disagreement: Argumentative strategies and their consequences (DISARGUE)

 

         PI: Dima Mohammed (email: d.mohammed@fcsh.unl.pt)


                     Grant number: Exploratory project
                     Duration: 1 Nov 2018 – 30 March 2020
                     Funding agency: Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
                     Budget: 9.900 EUR

 


Project's description:

 

The project explores how political disagreement is handled discursively: what strategies are used and what socio-political implications such strategies have. The starting point is a premise that acknowledging disagreement and engaging with it is indispensable for politics - politics understood as making choices between alternatives (Beck 1994, Carver & Hyvärinen 1997, Mouffe 2005, Muntigl 2002). Accordingly, the way political disagreement is handled can have serious implications for the quality of political practices. In order for political decisions to be made in accordance with the ‘force of the better argument’ (Habermas 1984), it is necessary to acknowledge disagreement as legitimate and to engage with it. Otherwise, argumentation - the exchange of reasons triggered by disagreement (Jackson & Jacobs 1980, Lewinski & Mohammed 2016) cannot even start. Shutting the room for argumentation takes various shapes, many of which (e.g. depoliticisation of austerity, populism) are quite familiar in today’s world. Aiming to gain new insights into the discursive handling of political disagreement and its implications, the project examines public political arguments in a variety of national contexts where disagreement has been limited and argumentation inhibited: by depoliticisation (e.g. Portugal, Spain and Greece) and by populism (e.g. the Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Denmark, Spain, Greece, the UK and the USA). The analysis maps the strategies that manage disagreement about political actions and the values underlying them. It identifies the specific characteristics of the various strategies and highlights a crucial core common to various phenomena that disempower citizens and threaten inclusive representative democracy (depoliticisation, populism, technocracy ... etc).

 

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Alice Crary, 8 May 2020, 11h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | Dehumanization and the Question of Animals

May 08, 2020

Alan Cienki, 17 April 2020, 11h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | Pragmatic functions of gesture on different…

April 17, 2020

Catarina Dutilh Novaes, 13 March 2020, 11h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | The role of trust in argumentation

March 13, 2020

Two-day Masterclass on Wittgenstein’s Epistemology of Religion

ERB Masterclass 2020

February 26, 2020

Fabrizia Garavaglia, 19 February, 2020, 12.00h to 13.00h

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning RIP Seminar | A situated approach…

February 19, 2020

Florian Franken Figueiredo, 14 Feb 2020, 11h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | Philosophy for Children and the Socratic…

February 14, 2020

Abraham Sapién, 22 January, 2020, 12.00h to 13.00

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning RIP Seminar | The Structure of…

January 22, 2020

DISARGUE Workshop 19-20 Dec 2019

THE INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON THE DISCURSIVE MANAGEMENT OF POLITICAL DISAGREEMENT

December 19, 2019

Hili Razinsky, 11 December, 2019, 12.00h to 13.00h

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning RIP Seminar | Interpersonal communication and…

December 11, 2019

Herman Cappelen, 6 December 2019, 11h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | Conceptual Engineering: Under our Control?

December 06, 2019

Dima Mohammed, 15 Nov 2019, 11h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Discursive depoliticisation: From argumentation to explanation"

November 15, 2019

Rob Vinten, 6 Nov, 2019, 12.00h to 13.00h

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning RIP Seminar | Wittgenstein, Buddhism, and…

November 06, 2019

Vito Evola, 11 October 2019, 11h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "More than words: Worldmaking and stancetaking…

October 11, 2019

Institutions

IFIL FCSH/NOVA
Faculdade de Direito Universidade Nova de Lisboa
FCSH
UNL
FCT