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University of Windsor

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6-6-2007 9:00 AM

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9-6-2007 5:00 PM

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We study the discourse in Mexico from July to September 2006 with respect to the Mexican elections, focusing on viewpoints expressed in the discussion on whether the election was legal or fraudulent. We take into account the social dynamics of argumentation: the ‘topology’ of positions (Faye 1976); the political conjuncture; the relation of each viewpoint with the whole hidden iceberg of the social actors’ positions (Gilbert 1997); and the eristic dialogues (Kotarbinski 1963; Walton 1998; and Reygadas 2005).

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The Mexican Elections: Legality vs. Legitimacy

University of Windsor

We study the discourse in Mexico from July to September 2006 with respect to the Mexican elections, focusing on viewpoints expressed in the discussion on whether the election was legal or fraudulent. We take into account the social dynamics of argumentation: the ‘topology’ of positions (Faye 1976); the political conjuncture; the relation of each viewpoint with the whole hidden iceberg of the social actors’ positions (Gilbert 1997); and the eristic dialogues (Kotarbinski 1963; Walton 1998; and Reygadas 2005).