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    Deontic Power and Institutional Contexts.Isabela Fairclough - 2019 - Journal of Argumentation in Context 8 (1):136-171.
    In this article I study the constraints and opportunities available to decision-makers in an institutional context, by analyzing the deliberative process that led to the rejection of an application for exploratory fracking. Drawing on a corpus of 130,000 words, I intend to develop the theorization of argumentation in institutional contexts initiated in pragma-dialectics by drawing on philosopher John Searle’s concept of “deontic power”. Illustrating both the restrictive and enabling force of the institutional context, my analysis shows that, while decisions which (...)
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    A Procedural Approach to Ethical Critique in CDA.Norman Fairclough & Isabela Fairclough - 2018 - Critical Discourse Studies 15 (2):169-185.
    We argue for a procedural approach to ethical critique in CDA based upon the ‘argumentative turn’ in CDA advocated in our recent publications. This is not a matter of abandoning substantive critique, or abandoning the long-standing commitment of our version of CDA to critique of domination and of ideology, but of integrating them into a deliberative procedure for critical questioning, from an impartial and unbiased standpoint. The advantage of this position is that it enables us to accentuate ethical criticism and (...)
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    Andone, C. . Argumentation in Political Interviews. Analyzing and Evaluating Responses to Accusations of Inconsistency. [REVIEW]Isabela Fairclough - 2014 - Journal of Argumentation in Context 3 (3):325-332.
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