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Steven L. Johnson
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Winning Debates offers a practical introduction to the World Universities Debating Championships (also known as British Parliamentary or Worlds-style) format, the international standard for academic debating. The text combines a review of the basics of argument theory with an application of those theories to the four-team style of debate, and recommends strategies and tactics for successful debating. Winning Debates provides a coherent, useful vision of debating that will encourage discussion, disagreement, and experimentation from Worlds-style debaters around the globe.
Steven Johnson is an associate professor and director of debate at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. He was first president of the National Parliamentary Debate Association, the largest intercollegiate debating organization in the United States. Active in international debating, he has served as secretary for the World Universities Debating Council and has coached teams to success in national and international competition.
This title is available in three translated versions!
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.
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