- マス・コミュニケーション研究 (ISSN:13411306)
- vol.51, pp.3-17,266, 1997-07-31 (Released:2017-10-06)
"Post 1989" meant in Europe, the breakdown of the structure of the cold war and the end of communist and socialist systems. The same term meant quite differently in East Asia, however. In June of 1989, the Tiananmen massacre took place in China. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the scholars of contemporary international relations had to ask themselves why they could not predict the dissolution of the Soviet Union. The paper surveys the theoretical development in the research of political communications brought about by the "post 1989" political situation. This development is not unrelated to the reexamination of theories in the field of international relations. The methodological development in the studies of political communications paved a way for new paradigms.