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Civic engagement, digital networks, and political reform in Africa / Okoth Fred Mudhai.

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Author/Creator:
Mudhai, Okoth Fred.
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2013
Imprint:
1st ed. - New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Format:
  • Book
  • xx, 259 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [225]-252) and index.
Contents:
  • pt. 1. Introduction. General introduction: Civic challenge of ruling elite via new digital media in Africa
  • pt. 2. The setting. Private-public sphere: civic engagement, new media and democracy theory ; The "wave" and "spring" metaphors in networks' struggle for change ; Civic engagement, the African state and political reform ; Power and influence in the digital age: new challenges to state hegemony
  • pt. 3. Continental trends and networks. Platforms and applications diffusion: civic engagement and ICT trends ; Identity and issue networks: new media, politics of belonging and change
  • pt. 4. A tale of two countries: Kenya and Zambia. La luta continua: transition and disillusionment in the "second liberation" and the "third republic" ; Civic actors and the struggle for change: precursors to new social movements in Kenya and Zambia ; Unmuzzling old dogs to bark anew far and wide ; Perceptions of Kenyan and Zambian urban civic actors on their new media use in political realms
  • pt. 5. Conclusion. Civic engagement, digital networks, and political reform in an increasingly open digital media environment.
Series:
Palgrave Macmillan series in international political communication.
Subjects:
ISBN:
9780230117921
0230117929

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