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Fusion Methodologies in Crisis Management

pp 365-387

From Argumentative Crisis to Critical Arguments: How to Argue in the Face of Danger

  • Laura BonelliAffiliated withTheory & Technology group (T3), Istituto di Scienze e Tecnologie della Cognizione, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Rome & Department of Psychology, University of Rome “La Sapienza” Email author 
  • , Silvia FellettiAffiliated withTheory & Technology group (T3), Istituto di Scienze e Tecnologie della Cognizione, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Rome & Department of Psychology, University of Rome “La Sapienza”
  • , Fabio PaglieriAffiliated withGoal-Oriented Agents Lab (GOAL), Istituto di Scienze e Tecnologie della Cognizione, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche

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Abstract

Building on evidence from the field of risk perception and communication, two key roles of argumentation in crisis management are highlighted: (1) balancing trust construction and persuasive goals in crisis prevention and preparedness, and (2) ensuring time-efficient cross-examination of choice options in group decision making at a time of crisis. The implications for an information fusion approach to crisis management are discussed, suggesting a rich potential for future research.