Themes of North Korea's Unification Messages, A Study on Pattern Shifts, 1948-68
HAWAII UNIV HONOLULU DEPT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE
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The purpose of the study is to delineate some basic thematic patterns in North Koreas official propaganda messages regarding unification and to describe the chronological shifts of those patterns across a period of twenty- one years, 1948-1968. A sample of forty-nine official messages pertaining to unification sent to South Korea by North Korean decision makers were analyzed through thematic content analysis according to a prepared coding scheme of thirty-six theme categories. To measure the pattern shifts, a new index called the relative deviation RD index was designed. A total of ten factor patterns were delineated and examined.
- Government and Political Science