Global Communication and World Politics: Domination, Development, and Discourse

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Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1999 - Political Science - 212 pages
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Reflecting the profound changes that are taking place in the world system, this book charts a conceptual framework for understanding emerging patterns of global politics and communication. Tehranian begins by tracing the evolution of the world system from its agrarian origins into today's post-industrial, information-based "pancapitalism." He then draws out the implications of that evolution for global systems of domination, development, and discourse in the context of fragmentation. A study of the complexities of relations between the Islamic and Western worlds demonstrates how systemic distortions in cross-cultural communication have led to tragedies in world politics.

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Majid Tehranian was the first director of the Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research and is currently visiting professor at Soka University of America. He has previously taught at Harvard, Oxford, Tufts, USC, and Tehran universities. He has held positions in both national and international organizations, including founding director of Iran Communication and Development Institute, program specialist at UNESCO, director of the Matsunaga Institute for Peace at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and council member of the International Peace Research Association.

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