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By Okoth Fred Mudhai, Wisdom J. Tettey, Fackson Banda

ISBN-10: 0230614868

ISBN-13: 9780230614864

African Media and the electronic Public Sphere examines, from theoretical and empirical views, the claims that new details and verbal exchange applied sciences (ICTs) are catalysts of democratic swap in Africa. members accomplish that from optimist, pragmatist-realist and pessimist stances via analyses of phrases and deeds of varied political actors and businesses or associations, from govt devices to political events and social gathering leaders to civil society companies and minority teams. it's the first such ebook contributed to by means of numerous African and Africanist students, dependent in Africa and world wide, whose examine and/or perform actions specialize in the connection among new electronic media and democracy at the continent.

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From the foregoing analyses, there is no doubt that new media technologies have a place within the African democratic scheme, but their oft-cited prospects must be interrogated in terms of the economic, political, and cultural realities of the continent. Following Barber (2003), it is clear that Africans need to strike a cautionary note about the supposed emancipatory nature of new media—technology must be tamed to serve the specific type of deliberative, participatory democracy Africa may need at this juncture in its political development.

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Influenced not only by the ICT-revolution, but mainly by globalization, international economic competition and state transformation” (Misuraca 2007, pref). 5). 1). 3), the first bureaucratic and the second innovative, transformative, and citizen-empowering. 1057/9780230621756 - African Media and the Digital Public Sphere, Edited by Okoth Fred Mudhai, Wisdom J. ). ) within which these concepts are put into practice, with particular regard to the motivations. Rationale of E-Gov It is vital to understand “why and how .

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