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The Palgrave Macmillan Series in International Political Communication

Civic Engagement, Digital Networks, and Political Reform in Africa

Authors: Mudhai, O.

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Interest in the relationship between Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and new Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in the context of electoral and change politics in Africa has intensified recently among donors, scholars, and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). This book takes a critical look at claims, developments and initiatives linking CSOs, new media, and democracy. Based on research carried out among urban political non-governmental actors in Nairobi and Lusaka, and observations of trends in the rest of sub-Saharan Africa, the author argues that ICTs enhance the efficiency and operations of CSOs and make it easier for them to overcome ideological and other state obstacles but that states still remain powerful controllers of key instruments of dominance thus making real impact of new media minimal.

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Okoth Fred Mudhai is a Senior Lecturer in Journalism and Global Media and Communication in the Media Department of Coventry University.

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Civic Engagement, Digital Networks, and Political Reform in Africa
Authors
Series Title
The Palgrave Macmillan Series in International Political Communication
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-11792-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 259
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