I am currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Discourse Studies, Argumentation Theory and Rhetoric at the University of Amsterdam, and a senior researcher of the Argumentation and Rhetoric Group (ARGA) at the Amsterdam Centre for Language and Communication (ACLC). I was awarded a doctorate at the same university in 2010 on the strategic use of argumentation with a dissertation supervised by Frans H. van Eemeren, and co-supervised by Francisca Snoeck Henkemans and Peter Houtlosser. My dissertation has been published in 2013 at Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins under the title Argumentation in Political Interviews and reviewed in Argumentation 28(2), Journal of Argumentation in Context 3(3) and L’analisa linguistica e letteraria 2.
My primary research interests concern the strategic use of argumentation in the legal-political context, as well as pragmatics and discourse analysis. Most recently, I pursued studies in European Union law and EU policy-making, and have been publishing on probative obligations in political accountability, argumentative analysis and evaluation of reports of the European Parliament's committees of investigation, and the use and quality of argumentation in European Union directives and recommendations. My research combines theoretical insights from discourse and argumentation scholarship and EU legal studies with empirical insights from 'real-life' reasoning, and concerns major policy areas, such as environment and climate change. I am in the editorial board of Argumentation (Springer) and Journal of Argumentation in Context (Benjamins) and a regular reviewer for international journals and funding bodies.
Additionally, I am co-supervisor in the project 'Resistance to Metaphor' (financed by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research) focusing on Resistance to metaphor in government and politics.
I have broad teaching experience with courses varying from introductory lectures to BA students (in Dutch) to advanced courses for Master (MA) and Research Master (RMA) students and PhD-researchers (in English). In 2018-2019 I teach Argumentation and communication in politics (MA and Research MA), Current research in argumentation [Argumentation in policy-making] (Research MA), Theories of discourse and argumentation (Research MA), Strategic maneuvering (BA). I am also programme coordinator of the BA Language and Communication.
Andone, C. and S. Greco. (2018). Evading the burden of proof in European Union soft law instruments: The case of Commission recommendations. International Journal for the Semiotics of Law 31(1): 79-99.
Andone, C. and F. Coman-Kund (2017). Argumentative patterns in the European Union's directives: An effective tool to foster compliance by Member States. Journal of Argumentation in Context 6(1): 76-96.
Andone, C. (2016). Argumentative Patterns in the Political Domain: The Case of European Parliamentary Committees of Inquiry. Argumentation 30(1): 45-60.
Andone, C. (2015). Pragmatic argumentation in European practices of political accountability. Argumentation 29(1): 1-18.
Andone, C. (2014). Maneuvering with the burden of proof: Confrontational strategies in dealing with political accountability. Studies in Logic, Grammar and Rhetoric 36(49): 59-78.
Andone, C. (2013). Argumentation in political interviews. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.