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    Global processes and the world in the 1980s : prolegomenon I for a goals, processes and indicators of development project world model
    (Honolulu : East-West Communication Institute, 1982-09) Galtung, Johan
    Professor Galtung analyzes the cultural, social, political, military, and economic effects on First, Second, and Third World countries of the transfer of technology from the industrialized nations to the developing world, and predicts the ensuing "conflict borders" of the 1980s.
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    The convergence model of communication
    (Honolulu : East-West Communication Institute, 1979-09) Kincaid, D. Lawrence
    This paper develops a general model of the communication process based upon the principle of convergence as derived from basic information theory and cybernetics. The author is critical of the linear, one-way models of communication which have dominated past research. The hidden biases of these models, especially toward individual psychology and mechanistic explanation, are identified. The advantages of cybernetic explanation are discussed in that context. Finally, the definition of information and meaning leads to a paradigm that presents communication as a cyclical process of convergence and divergence over time.
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    Communication planning for development : an operational framework
    (Honolulu : East-West Communication Institute, 1978-04) Hancock, Alan
    Given the fragmentation of work on communication planning for development, this paper attempts to evolve a simple and operational planning design that can encompass elements of research and analysis, planning methods and principles, and decision-making processes. The paper sets down the parameters of planning, the overall framework in which it is conducted, the constraints that it inevitably faces, and the factors that it must accommodate. Basically, it is a framework of communication planning for development. As such, it is assumed that planning is initiated by some perception of a need for change.
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    Communication in China : perspectives and hypotheses
    (Honolulu : East-West Communication Institute, 1978-03) Barnett, A. Doak ; Chu, Godwin C.
    Dr. Barnett raises significant research questions about the new communication system that has emerged in China since 1949, and points out several research areas to be given priority in the future.

    Dr. Chu looks at the changes in the language of Communist China, a language with its "roots in folksy peasant dialogues, but with a particular ring of its own." He looks at the impact of this language on Chinese cognitive processes.
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    New lives to old : the effects of new communication on old cultures in the Pacific
    (Honolulu : East-West Communication Institute, 1976-04) Mead, Margaret
    Dr. Mead’s topic of her talk is what the Pacific Islands, and the peoples of the Pacific Islands--and the continent of Australia is now included--what all the people of these various detached land masses in the Pacific can contribute to the rest of the world.
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    Economic development : the present state of the art
    (Honolulu : East-West Communication Institute, 1975-10) Arrow, Kenneth Joseph
    Speech delivered at the "Summer Program of Advanced Study on Communication and Development" held at the East-West Center, 1-5 July 1974.

    In the speech, Dr. Arrow asserts that the basic development policies followed during recent years--policies that assumed that industrialization equalled modernization, that the first order of national business should be to mobilize resources and stimulate industrialization--stemmed from an incorrect reading of economics.
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    Essays in comparative popular culture : coffee, comics, and communication
    (Honolulu : East-West Communication Institute, 1975-12) Kato, Hidetoshi
    The essays selected for this volume were presented to various conferences and seminars held at the East-West Communication Institute between 1973-1975. Though the themes and content of the essays are varied, they were chosen in order to emphasize two things: (1) that popular culture existed for centuries--long before the arrival of newer, sophisticated media--with amazing diversity from culture to culture; and that (2) popular culture has had a great importance and impact on the everyday life of common people in all cultures.
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    Communication and change in developing countries
    (Honolulu : East-West Communication Institute, 1975-07) Kleinjans, Everett
    These remarks were made as part of the keynote speech to participants at the East-West Communication Institute conference "Communication and. Change --Ten Years After" held in Honolulu, January 13-17, 1975.
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    Mass media use and the "revolution of rising frustrations" : a reconsideration of the theory
    (Honolulu : East-West Communication Institute, 1974-07) Hornik, Robert C.
    This paper reconsiders one element of Daniel Lerner's theory of the role of mass media in national development--the element that indicts the media for the creation of unachievable aspirations. The author discusses the theory in light of much recent research that is inconsistent with that hypothesis. A final section includes results of a recent field study.
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    Knowledge into action : the use of research in Taiwan's family planning program
    (Honolulu : East-West Communication Institute, 1974-07) Cernada, George ; Sun, Te-Hsiung
    The major focus of this paper is why the research carried out in the Taiwan family planning program had an effect on the planned program of social change--both in the productive integration of research findings into national action programs and in the dissemination of these ideas to other Asian countries. The five studies selected for discussion are intended to illustrate some of the factors related to why family planning research was used--or not used-- -in Taiwan. At the end of the five case studies is a summary of the factors that assisted or hindered research utilization throughout the history of Taiwan's family planning program and an analysis of some of the especially favorable factors in the Taiwan situation.