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Major applications of content analysis in political research

 Seminal Studies

  • Propaganda analysis sparked by World War II
    • Nazi propaganda prior to the war
    • Communist propaganda prior to, during, and postwar
  • Speeches by U.S. presidents
    • Inaugural addresses
    • State of the Union Addresses
  • Political party programs
    • U.S. party platforms
    • European party manifestos
  • International relations
    • World War I: Kaiser-Czar correspondence
    • International event analysis