Last week, I attended the 1st European Conference on Argumentation, 9-12 June 2015, in Lisbon, Portugal. EDV contributed a paper on our analysis of Fair Play: a semi-automatic method to determine how well participants in an election debate follow the “rules of the game”. In this case, the method uses democratic entitlements as the basis for these rules. The slides […]
EDV’s Principal Investigator, Prof Stephen Coleman, was interviewed yesterday by Martha Kearney for BBC Radio 4’s World at One. As political parties and broadcaster negotiate this year’s election debates, Prof Coleman explained how and why voters feel entitled to full televised debates between the party leaders. Listen to the interview below or follow this link.
The latest proposal from the broadcasters is encouraging. Two of the debates will involve seven parties that might end up playing a part in some sort of post-election coalition or pact. This reflects the extent to which the idea of coalition politics has become embedded over the past five years. In 2010 the televised debates […]
Last Thursday 16 October, Leeds’ Political Communication and the OU team members presented EDV at a Political Communication Research Group seminar in the School of Media and Communication of the University of Leeds. Details of the event and links to the slides are available below. Election Debate Visualisation Project This event took place on 16th […]