The Role of Competitiveness in Counter-System Counterplans in Academic Debate

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Allen J. Lichtman and Daniel M. Rohrer write that "Unfortunately, formal debate theory tends to lag behind the actual practice of competitive debate" (70). This statement accurately describes the current controversy surrounding the counter-system counterplans and how they may affect traditional debate theory. These counterplans are increasingly employed by negative teams in intercollegiate debate, but so far, there is no contemporary attempt to explain how they fit into current debate theory. This study will analyze this new genre of counterplans by answering the following questions.

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Bjork, Rebecca S. (Rebecca Suzanne) August 1985.

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Allen J. Lichtman and Daniel M. Rohrer write that "Unfortunately, formal debate theory tends to lag behind the actual practice of competitive debate" (70). This statement accurately describes the current controversy surrounding the counter-system counterplans and how they may affect traditional debate theory. These counterplans are increasingly employed by negative teams in intercollegiate debate, but so far, there is no contemporary attempt to explain how they fit into current debate theory. This study will analyze this new genre of counterplans by answering the following questions.

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Bjork, Rebecca S. (Rebecca Suzanne). The Role of Competitiveness in Counter-System Counterplans in Academic Debate, thesis, August 1985; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc504405/: accessed June 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .