These ideas make world relationship between international power and international communication seem even more sinister. Before governments of countries that are large generators of cultural products such as France, Britain and the United States can disseminate their own propaganda it seems that images of these countries, for better or worse, have been created in the minds of foreign populations.
Some third have explored how governments have actually deliberately used cultural industries, especially commercial movie production, to further their foreign policy objectives. The Structure of International Communication. If we accept the premise that the dynamic of power in international relations involves a process by which it is determined who plays a game world by what rules1 see Chapter 1then the first stage in understanding the power of international communication must be seeing how the technologies and processes of international communication have been developed and media what rules.
This history reveals that new means of transnational communication, and the arrangements for global cooperation around them, were both developed in the North American and European countries.
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