Civic engagement, digital networks, and political reform in Africa
- Okoth Fred Mudhai.
- 1st ed.
- New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
- Physical description
- xx, 259 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
- Palgrave Macmillan series in international political communication.
- Mudhai, Okoth Fred.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. -252) and index.
- PART I: INTRODUCTION General Introduction: Civic Challenge of Ruling Elite via New Digital Media in Africa PART II: 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 PART III: CONTINENTAL TRENDS AND NETWORKS Platforms and Applications Diffusion: Civic Engagement and ICT Trends Identity and Issue Networks: New Media, Politics of Belonging and Change PART IV: 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 PART V: CONCLUSION Civic Engagement, Digital Networks, and Political Reform in an Increasingly Open Digital Media Environment.
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- Publisher's Summary
- This book takes a critical look at the links between civil actors, new media, and political change, using case studies from Africa. Examining continental trends, with particular focus on urban political non-state actors in Kenya and Zambia, the author argu.
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- Publication date
- Palgrave Macmillan series in international political communication
- 9780230117921 (hbk.)
- 0230117929 (hbk.)