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2008 - NCA 94th Annual Convention Pages: 3 pages || Words: 681 words || 
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1. Richter, Nicole. "Films that Argue: The Great Debaters, Rocket Science, and Thumbsucker" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the NCA 94th Annual Convention, TBA, San Diego, CA, Nov 20, 2008 Online <PDF>. 2019-04-18 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p260653_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: This article analyzes three Hollywood films that center around the policy debate activity: Rocket Science, The Great Debaters, and Thumbsucker. Combining a practical knowledge of debate with critical film theory this article will address the authenticity of the representations of the activity in the three films, what the films teach an audience unaffiliated with the activity, and what the films' outside perspectives have to offer the debate community.

2009 - NCA 95th Annual Convention Pages: unavailable || Words: 8319 words || 
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2. Veden, Mary Lynn. "Arguing Away the Law: Prudential Erasure of the Forensic in John C. Yoo’s War by Other Means: An Insider's Account of the War on Terror" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the NCA 95th Annual Convention, Chicago Hilton & Towers, Chicago, IL, Nov 11, 2009 Online <PDF>. 2019-04-18 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p369176_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: Rhetorical critics have noted the exceptional degree to which George W. Bush depended on the epideictic genre to justify policy decisions. As the legal adviser to the President most responsible for justifying the Administration’s policies within a legal framework, the vernacular legal discourse of John Yoo, hailed as the “architect of the post-9/11 Constitution” is examined in this paper as prudential legal argument that both hybridizes genre and sublimates conventional legal concerns for executive authority.

2011 - International Studies Association Annual Conference "Global Governance: Political Authority in Transition" Words: 196 words || 
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3. Espírito-Santo, Ana. "Portuguese citizens’ reasons for arguing for a higher presence of women in the National Parliament" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association Annual Conference "Global Governance: Political Authority in Transition", Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel, MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA, Mar 16, 2011 <Not Available>. 2019-04-18 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p501936_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: A rising research field has focused on the impact the presence of women in politics has on women’s political engagement. A few other authors observed a positive effect also on men’s political attitudes. However, there is almost no research on the mechanisms operating behind those impacts. This paper suggests an innovative way of tackling this difficult issue by looking at the reasons why citizens are in favor of more women in politics. Understanding the mechanisms behind those impacts offers an invaluable opportunity to deepen and broaden knowledge about the potential impact that female politicians might have.

Using public opinion data from a representative sample of the Portuguese population, collected in 2008, this paper focuses on the National Parliament and aims to understand why people may want to have more female MPs. Three potential arguments are analyzed. The first two, which apply to both women and men, are the more positive evaluation of women as political leaders (compared to men) and the perception that the quality of democracy would increase if there were more women in politics. The last argument, which applies to women only, is the feeling that their interests would be better represented by female politicians.

2011 - International Communication Association Pages: unavailable || Words: 7527 words || 
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4. Medjesky, Christopher. "Governance Through Satire: Arguing the Political Significance of Transnational Satire Research" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, TBA, Boston, MA, May 26, 2011 Online <APPLICATION/PDF>. 2019-04-18 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p487554_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: By its nature, satire is a political tool used to bring about social change. This requires a shared cultural understanding between author and audience. What happens, though, when satire goes transnational and this mutual foundation is gone? This paper explores how satire as a politically communicative act fails and succeeds transnationally and what authors, audiences, and researchers can do to bolster the rhetorical significance of satire.

2013 - 57th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society Words: 247 words || 
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5. Mutum, Ashok. and Mugo, John. "Arguing for a Citizen Approach to Learning Assessment: Experiences from India, Pakistan, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Mali and Senegal" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 57th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Hilton Riverside Hotel, New Orleans, LA, <Not Available>. 2019-04-18 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p635572_index.html>
Publication Type: Panel Paper
Abstract: In much of the global South there is a serious dearth of evidence on scale regarding the outcomes of schooling. While data on school enrollments and inputs into schooling are relatively easily available, little is known about whether children are acquiring even the basic skills of reading, writing and arithmetic. Yet, these competences are the building blocks for lifelong learning. In recent years, seven Asian and African countries have implemented an innovative approach to learning assessment. Together, these assessments provide basic information on schooling and learning for over a million children annually. The Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) initiated by Pratham in India in 2005 inspired the founding of ASER in Pakistan (2008), Uwezo in East Africa (2009), Beekungo in Mali (2011) and Jangandoo in Senegal (2012). While specific aspects of the assessment vary from country to country, all members of this ‘family’ share a core philosophy that informs the objectives and methodology of each country’s approach. Drawing on the experiences to date of these seven countries, the paper will discuss this core philosophy and its guiding principles, which cover the why, what, who, where and when of the approach; and contrast them with other global approaches to learning assessment. It will also discuss the ways in which each country has adapted the basic model to its own context. Finally, it will discuss the nature of the mechanisms for cross-country support and collaboration as an innovative example of South-South partnerships that have evolved organically over time.

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