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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).

 

Members of the project:

 

 

 

Herman Cappelen, 6 December 2019, 11h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | On Conceptual engineering

06 de Dezembro de 2019

Frank Zenker, 12 March 2019, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Why replication is your problem, too"

12 de Março de 2019

Steven Gouveia, 13 Feb, 15:00 to 16:00

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning RIP Seminar | "Predictive Processing and…

13 de Fevereiro de 2019

Erich H. Rast, 5 Feb 2019, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Multidimensional ‘better than’"

05 de Fevereiro de 2019

Manuel Garcia Carpintero's talk - 14 December, 2PM - Auditorio Aud. 001, Edif Torre A, Piso -1

Singular Reference in Fictional Discourse?

14 de Dezembro de 2018

Javier Gonzalez de Prado Salas, 12 Dec, 15:30 to 16:30

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning RIP Seminar | "Regulation, selection and…

12 de Dezembro de 2018

Chrysi Rapanta, 4 Dec 2018, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Bewilderment as a predictor of different…

04 de Dezembro de 2018

The Mechanistic Approach in Biology and Cognition (Inter-University workshop), 9h-19h, 20th Nov

An Inter-University Workshop held on the 20th of November organised…

20 de Novembro de 2018

Marcin Lewiński. 6 Nov 2018, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Speech act pluralism in polylogues"

06 de Novembro de 2018

Felipe Oliveira, 26 October 2018, 11h, Room I&D 006

Reason-giving as an expressive speech act

26 de Outubro de 2018

Value Seminar Talk by Rosalice Pinto, 16:00, Sala B1 1.15

Talk by Rosalice Pinto (CEDIS) at 16 o'clock, Sala B1…

26 de Outubro de 2018

Erich Rast, 28 September 2018, 11h, Sala 0.06ID

Value Seminar Talk by Erich Rast (IFILNOVA): Reasons for the…

28 de Setembro de 2018

Book Launch: Schizophrenia and Common Sense: explaining the relation between madness and social values with Thomas Fuchs

Schizophrenia and Common Sense: explaining the relation between madness and…

25 de Junho de 2018

Workshop: Misunderstanding, disagreement, manipulation

The idea of the workshop is to explore the blurred…

22 de Junho de 2018

Katharina Stevens, 18 June 2018, 14h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Argument-Design through Role-Taking"

18 de Junho de 2018

Workshop: Communication and metaphors for health. An educational challenge

The workshop discusses the importance of communication and metaphors in…

01 de Junho de 2018

Inês Hipólito, 30th May 11:00 - 12:00

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning RIP Seminar |"Perception as Cognition: Beyond…

30 de Maio de 2018

Dima Mohammed, 28 May 2018, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Proposals for the examination of networked…

28 de Maio de 2018

Jakob Krebs, 16 May, 15h to 16h

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning RIP Seminar |"Pictorial Models, Imagination, and…

16 de Maio de 2018

Mehmet Ali Üzelgün, 14 May 2018, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Level, focus, and force of argumentative…

14 de Maio de 2018

Virtualism and the Mind: Rethinking Presence, Representation and the Self

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning Workshop "Virtualism and the Mind"

23 de Abril de 2018

João Leite, 16 April 2018, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "An Online Social Debating System"

16 de Abril de 2018

Klaus Gärtner, 20 Mar, 2018, 14.30h to 15.30h

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning RIP Seminar |"4E Cognition: Radical or…

20 de Março de 2018

Javier Gonzalez de Prado Salas, 19 March 2018, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Reasoning as a self-doubter"

19 de Março de 2018

Erich Rast, 16.3., Sala 1.05 ID, 16h

Value Seminar Session with Erich Rast, Sala 1.05 ID 16h

16 de Março de 2018

Value Seminar Marcin Lewiński, Sala 105 ID 16h

Value Seminar with Marcin Lewiński, Sala 1.05 ID 16h

09 de Março de 2018

Value Seminar Dima Mohammed, Sala 105 ID 16h

Value Seminar with Dima Mohammed, Sala 1.05 ID 16h

02 de Março de 2018

The 1st European Conference on Argumentation

International Conference | Argumentation and Reasoned Action

09 de Junho de 2015

Instituições

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