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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.