[eDebate] Southworth/Do we really want the Topic Committee
SSbauschard2 at aol.com
Sat Apr 19 12:48:09 CDT 2003
The big problem with voting on resolutions rather than topic areas is that we
don't get wording papers. We "pulled teeth" two get five area papers (two of
which were written by people on the committee).
Wording papers are much more complicated and time consuming to write than
topic area papers. If we can't get the latter, where are the former going to
Yes, the Europe topic area is broad See a new RAND study on US-European
security relations in the Gulf (http://www.rand.org/publications/IP/IP248/).
Community input on the direction(s) that the topic will take is valued
(although there are a limited number of resolutions we can write). At some
point, the committee will have to make judgement calls. If you don't trust
us, don't elect us.
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