A Call for Framework Debate by Dino De La O

This article advances the argument that framework determines every impact in the debate, which pushes back on the authority of Affirmative Framework Choice and theoretically justified frameworks. By framework, I mean the metric used to evaluate which impacts matter. This article will argue that framework goes beyond making a claim over the substance of the resolution and should be considered the primary framing metric to evaluate arguments concerning our practices in debate, placing framework on a higher level than the role of the ballot or the voter on a theory shell. The debate aspect is also important. A debate...

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