ERIC Number: EJ379760
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1987
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Jurisdiction and the Evaluation of Topicality.
Madsen, Arnie; Louden, Allan D.
Journal of the American Forensic Association, v24 n2 p73-83 Fall 1987
Analyzes the present nature of topicality argumentation. Argues for an alternative view of topicality as jurisdiction, balancing resolutional ground and focusing debaters' attention and arguments on central substantive policy issues implied by the resolution under consideration. Concludes with an application of the jurisdiction analogy to contemporary topicality argumentation. (MM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
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