[eDebate] lists and small schools
Mon Apr 18 17:07:32 CDT 2005
> europe was a shitty list- but since China isn't, you
> know, like, multiple countries with disparate
> and stuff, I think we could do something closer to
> treaties than Europe.
Treaties was unique.
There was a small list of very specific actions that
were vigorously debated in the literature. Lots of
people said CTBT good and CTBT bad in the literature.
This meant people could stick w/ the CTBT and have
tons of well evidenced advantages and DA's.
The problem we discovered with Europe was that there
are no such pre-made policies that are engaged in a
slugfest in the literature. There are a few books
about TNW's (probalby the best part of the topic along
with subsidies) and then ONE law review on DNA
harmonization and nothing more than some newspaper
articles on the GMO complaint. There are lots of
different policy changes we could make in regards to
China and none of them are debated in the literature
on the level of treaties.
Developing a list for China will be no easier than
Europe. I don't care to find out but I bet there are
lots of different proposals just about taiwan.
A "list" that tries to mandate specific plans like the
treaties topic (or parts of Europe) will look much
more like Europe than treaties.
A unidirectional topic with a predictable mechanism
and the potential for people to actually be a little
creative on the aff would be ideal. I don't have the
silver bullet solution but it lies somewhere in
between Resolved- substantially china and Resolved
Do A, B or C. I will use sanctions as an example that
was thrown around but not perfect. The aff can be
creative and flexible but the neg will ALWAYS get to
say sanctioning china is bad. This is predictable and
helps everyone be ready to go on the NEG just like a
list. Sanctions are probably not the best for the
reason that most of the lit comes down on the wrong
side of the issue for the aff. But hey, that is why
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