Do we still need an army like in the First World War? An argumentative analysis of a television debate on abolishing compulsory military service in Switzerland

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_6886D10FD37C
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Do we still need an army like in the First World War? An argumentative analysis of a television debate on abolishing compulsory military service in Switzerland
Périodique
Discourse & Communication
Auteur(s)
Jacquin J., Zampa M.
ISSN
1750-4813 (imprimé)
1750-4821 (enligne)
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
10/2016
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
10
Numéro
5
Pages
479-499
Langue
anglais
Résumé
In Swiss semi-direct democracy, citizens are often summoned to the polls. To vote reasonably, they need to be properly informed. The media therefore have the responsibility to provide them with arguments for and against each issue of voting. Here, we focus on argumentation in a television âeuro~civic debateâeuro? about abolishing compulsory military service. To provide a unified and integrated overview of the debate dynamics, we combine the Dialogical Model of Argumentation and the Argumentum Model of Topics, which share a similar emphasis on the discursive dimension of argumentation. This analysis underlines the importance of linguistic and communicative resources and procedures, without neglecting the macro socio-political environment of the debate.
Mots-clé
Argumentation, argumentation in the media, argumentation theory, Argumentum Model of Topics, civic debate on television, coalitions, concessions, dialogical model of argumentation, discourse analysis, endoxa, military service, polylogue, Swiss democracy
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26/09/2016 9:19
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20/08/2019 14:23
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