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The Global Intercultural Communication Reader, 2e, 2nd Edition by Jing Yin, Yoshitaka Miike, Molefi Kete Asante

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Ethnic Discourse and the New World Dysorder

A Communitarian Perspective

Majid Tehranian

In this chapter, Majid Tehranian notes that global communication and international relations has been analyzed primarily through the framework of political-economy by Liberalists and Marxists and contends that this framework alone is not sufficient for understanding the world dysorder (as in dysfunctional) deeply rooted in ethnic conflicts that characterize the post-Cold War era. Like many of the authors in this volume, such as Shuter (Chapter 3), Asante (Chapter 7), Miike (Chapter 8), Karenga (Chapter 13), Mowlana (Chapter 15), and Tu (Chapter 32), Tehranian pinpoints one of the most important, yet often ignored, dimensions in international relations—the ...

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