A practical blueprint for constructive conflict resolution Argumentation: The Art of Civil Advocacy teaches students the principles of argumentation as a practical way to engage in interpersonal and public deliberation. Authors Larry Underberg and Heather Norton offer a unique approach for creating civil discourse by encouraging students to consider how they argue with others to enhance or diminish opportunities for future dialogue. A variety of everyday examples are provided in the text to demonstrate how well-reasoned argumentation can strengthen communities and create productive citizenship. Students gain a better understanding for the situations, environments, and relationships that form the context for an advocate, and how those factors can influence discourse. Instructors, sign in at study.sagepub.com/Underberg for test banks, PowerPoint® slides, and more!

Audience-Based Argument

Audience-Based Argument

In an ill-advised decision to speak, Democratic National Committee Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz chose to address her home-state delegation immediately prior to the start of the 2016 Democratic Nominating Convention. Her decision to resign her position immediately after the convention over which she was to preside had just been made public. “The controversy erupted when a series of leaked emails confirmed that party officials had conspired to sabotage the campaign of Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont.”1 The revelations aggravated the already aggrieved Sanders delegates who had long suspected that the Democratic establishment had supported Hillary Clinton despite the expectation that it would not play favorites during primary contests.

Perhaps it was an attempt by Schultz to test the waters with a friendly ...

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