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The VICS Test: Does Operational Code Analysis Falter for The Populist Right?


Abstract Operational code analysis (OCA) is a common method of content analysis within the foreign policy analysis (FPA) literature used to determine the “operational code” of state leaders and, by extension, the foreign policy behaviors of their respective state. It has been tried and tested many times before, on many different world leaders from many different time periods, to predict what the foreign policy behavior of a state/organization might be based on the philosophical and instrumental beliefs of their leader about the political universe. This paper, however, questions if there might be types of politicians that OCA, conducted using the automated Verbs In Context System (VICS), has problems delivering accurate results for. More specifically... (more)
Created Date 2020
Contributor Luengas, David Leonardo (Author) / Thies, Cameron (Advisor) / Lewis, Paul (Committee member) / Wright, Thorin (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject International relations / Content Analysis / Foreign Policy / Operational Code Analysis / Populism / Populists / Verbs in Context System
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 62 pages
Language English
Copyright
Note Masters Thesis Political Science 2020
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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