[eDebate] CEDA: Problem Area Voting for Next Year
Sat Mar 17 07:25:36 CDT 2007
2007-2008 ? Problem Area Ballot
It is time to vote on the problem area for next year. Ballots are due by
April 15. You can login online to
vote at: http://ballot.cedadebate.org
If you do not get a password to login, please email me.
The information below concerns the ballot and is from Gordon Stables, Chair of
the Topic Committee.
Note: This year we asked authors to develop problem area papers with specific
attention to the most
significant public policy controversy in that body of literature. These
?controversies? may be understood
as the specific theme of a topic. Anyone who has explained the topic to
someone from outside the
debate community may also recognize these themes as those brief summaries of
the debate topic.
We have developed the voting options for this ballot from those controversies.
The wording you see
below will function as the parameters for the committee?s work in wording a
specific topic. This does
not mean that the following words are locked into a topic, but rather that the
will serve as guiding precedents for our work. The basic topic concept and
direction are the types of
information you should regard as fixed in each of these controversies.
Phrasing the topics as
controversies in each ?area? paper should allow you, the community, to vote on
with a clearer
understanding of what the final resolution will ultimately look like. The
specific problem areas for
Should the US increase regulation of genetic engineering?
Should the US increase constructive engagement in the Middle East?
Should the US further expand democracy promotion among its allies?
Should the US moderate its military programs or doctrines in order to increase
their consistency with
international nonproliferation regimes?
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