Research rept. for Sep 1970
HAWAII UNIV HONOLULU DEPT OF POLITICALSCIENCE
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The article is a review of the literature dealing with research on international communications. Three major areas are dealt with The structure and content of the flow of messages between nations The distribution of specialized skills in receiving and reacting to messages among members of the society The process whereby political images are created and distributed among members of the society. These three components of communicating are equated with interaction analyses, decision-making, and public opinion studies. In conclusions based upon a number of studies 135 it is suggested that a nations future communications is a function of both its own momentum in dealing with a specific other nation, as well as its expectation of the response from other nations. It is also shown that communications seldom effect more than a small portion of the receiving nation.
- Government and Political Science