The myth of the best argument: power, deliberation and reason.

@article{Pellizzoni2001TheMO,
  title={The myth of the best argument: power, deliberation and reason.},
  author={Luigi Pellizzoni},
  journal={The British journal of sociology},
  year={2001},
  volume={52 1},
  pages={59-86}
}
Power in communication takes two main forms. As 'external' power, it consists in the ability to acknowledge or disregard a speaker or a discourse. As 'internal' power, it is the ability of an argument to eliminate other arguments by demonstrating its superiority. A positive or negative value may be ascribed to these forms of power. Four ideal-typical positions are discussed--strategy, technocracy, constructionism, and deliberation. Public deliberation has three virtues--civic virtue, governance… CONTINUE READING