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1. Mathe A. Persuasion as a social heuristic: A rhetorical analysis of the making of the constitution of Namibia .

Degree: 2009, University of Namibia

The study focuses on the rhetoric used during the drafting of the Constitution of the Republic of Namibia. The thesis will offer a framework for understanding negotiations in terms of distinct and coherent rhetoric. Primary sources for this thesis consist of five volumes of the Hansard of the Standing Committee on Standing Rules and Orders and Internal Arrangements of the Windhoek Constituent Assembly. To understand the rhetoric under which the Namibian Constitution was drafted, the Hansard of the Standing Committee was analysed. By analysing the Hansard, one can begin to formulate a picture of the rhetoric that led to a new Constitution of the Republic of Namibia and begin to understand rhetoric in the Namibian context. In order to make valid assertions, one has to go beyond what was said in the Constituent Assembly and look at what the participants said elsewhere. The thesis is concerned here with their words, not with their thoughts. But there is a recognition that sometimes thoughts matter as much as words. No judgements are made on the merits of their arguments. The study simply intended to examine their rhetoric and how rhetoric impacted on the final outcome of the negotiations. The study revealed that, with very few exceptions, most of the debates of the Windhoek Constituent Assembly were initially built on argument and many of them were solved through practical reasoning. This can be explained in part by the attitude of the members and in part by the constraint of the process. The study also revealed that the informative role of deliberation helped the framers of the Namibian constitution to form a more complete set of preferences than they originally had or even forced them to change positions when they were exposed to the full consequences or incoherence of their original proposals. For another, when political actors needed to justify their proposals, they found that impartial arguments were not available or, if they were, they were too obviously tied to a particular interest to be convincing. vi Persuasion as a Social Heuristic: A Rhetorical Analysis of the making of the Constitution of Namibia The appeal to fear strategy, as a means to enable delegates to better recognise the nature of the problems facing the political community and to begin thinking about potential solutions, was clearly at play at the Windhoek Constituent Assembly. Finally, the proceedings of the Windhoek Constituent Assembly which framed the Constitution show that many of the provisions of that instrument which are seemingly straightforward and artless rest in reality upon compromises, and are often laboured and tortuous. The outcome of constitution-making in Namibia was greatly influenced by the exchange of arguments and counter-arguments among the framers. Advisors/Committee Members: Salazar Philippe-Joseph (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Constitutions Namibia

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APA (6th Edition):

A, M. (2009). Persuasion as a social heuristic: A rhetorical analysis of the making of the constitution of Namibia . (Thesis). University of Namibia. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11070/458

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

A, Mathe. “Persuasion as a social heuristic: A rhetorical analysis of the making of the constitution of Namibia .” 2009. Thesis, University of Namibia. Accessed June 25, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/11070/458.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

A, Mathe. “Persuasion as a social heuristic: A rhetorical analysis of the making of the constitution of Namibia .” 2009. Web. 25 Jun 2019.

Vancouver:

A M. Persuasion as a social heuristic: A rhetorical analysis of the making of the constitution of Namibia . [Internet] [Thesis]. University of Namibia; 2009. [cited 2019 Jun 25]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11070/458.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

A M. Persuasion as a social heuristic: A rhetorical analysis of the making of the constitution of Namibia . [Thesis]. University of Namibia; 2009. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11070/458

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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