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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/4325

Title: Humanistic nationism: a first stage communications model of development based on language and ideology
Authors: Sugunasiri, Suwanda H.J.
Keywords: national development
development paradigms
communications models
humanistic nationalism
conditioned causality
developing countries
humanistic globalism
Issue Date: Apr-1986
Publisher: Humanomics: Ethico-Economic Study of Major Socio-Economic Issues in World Perspective
Citation: Humanomics: Ethico-Economic Study of Major Socio-Economic Issues in World Perspective, vol II, no. 1, pp. 50-71.
Abstract: This paper proposes a development model for developing countries that is based on communication in the form of language and ideology. This model is flexible enough to be adaptable to countries' needs and to different ideologies. The model is inspired by the Buddhist concept of conditioned causality, which is based on the notions of multiconditionality, reciprocal causality and circular causality. This overriding concept is then applied to the first stage of a model for development. The author takes an interdisciplinary approach in proposing that development refer, in addition to economic, to human progress in the form of closing the social and value gaps. This is the first stage of a development paradigm which integrates human values and nations' particular nationalistic goals using communication.
Description: This article is reproduced with permission of the publisher. To reproduce this article, please contact the publisher.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/4325
ISSN: 0828-8666
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