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Discourse, Debate & Democracy
David Cratis Williams and Marilyn J. Young, editors
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An anthology of articles, taken from Controversia (the academic journal of the International Debate Education Association), that speak to the central issues of the roles of discourse and debate in democracies. The volume is divided into two parts. Part One looks at the theoretical and pedagogical relationships among argumentation, debate, and democracy. Part Two offers case studies of public argument in "(possibly) renewing" democracies as well as "(possibly) emerging" democracies. The topics of the case studies include the U.S. war in Iraq, the treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, democratization trends and possibilities in various parts of the Arab world, and the Russian experience with democratization and reaction in the 1990s.
David Cratis Williams is Associate Professor of Public Communication and Director of Graduate Studies in the School of Communication and Multimedia Studies at Florida Atlantic University.
Marilyn J. Young is the Wayne C. Minnick Professor of Communication Emerita at The Florida State University.
Idebate Press is IDEA's publishing arm. We publish books for middle and high school students, their teachers, and for the general reader on debate, debating styles, rhetoric, and critical thinking. We also publish edited collections of essays on current affairs. Unsolicited submissions are welcome, as is the work of first-time authors. We consider submissions year-round on a rolling basis.
If you are interested in publishing with Idebate Press, or editing a contributed volume, you may submit a proposal, sample chapters, or a full manuscript for consideration.
To submit material, please email Jackson Tucker. Include a cover letter and CV. Electronic submissions are preferred; however, you may also send to: IDEA, 105 E. 22nd Street, Suite 915, New York, NY 10010, USA. Average response time to submissions is two months.