Accession Number:

AD0759707

Title:

Themes of North Korea's Unification Messages, A Study on Pattern Shifts, 1948-68

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

HAWAII UNIV HONOLULU DEPT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

46.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE