Popular Media Democracy And Development In Africa

Popular Media  Democracy and Development in Africa
Publisher Routledge
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Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9781136911606
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Popular Media, Democracy and Development in Africa examines the role that popular media could play to encourage political debate, provide information for development, or critique the very definitions of ‘democracy’ and ‘development’. Drawing on diverse case studies from various regions of the African continent, essays employ a range of theoretical and methodological approaches to ask critical questions about the potential of popular media to contribute to democratic culture, provide sites of resistance, or, conversely, act as agents for the spread of Americanized entertainment culture to the detriment of local traditions. A wide variety of media formats and platforms are discussed, ranging from radio and television to the Internet, mobile phones, street posters, film and music. As part of the Routledge series Internationalizing Media Studies, the book responds to the important challenge of broadening perspectives on media studies by bringing together a range of expert analyses of media in the African continent that will be of interest to students and scholars of media in Africa and further afield.

Popular Media  Democracy and Development in Africa
  • Author : Herman Wasserman
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2010-10-04

Popular Media, Democracy and Development in Africa examines the role that popular media could play to encourage political debate, provide information for development, or critique the very definitions of ‘democracy’ and ‘development’. Drawing on diverse case studies from various regions of the African continent, essays employ a range of theoretical

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Democracy and Development in Africa
  • Author : Claude Ake
  • Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
  • Release Date : 2001-09-19

Despite three decades of preoccupation with development in Africa, the economies of most African nations are still stagnating or regressing. For most Africans, incomes are lower than they were two decades ago, health prospects are poorer, malnourishment is widespread, and infrastructures and social institutions are breaking down. An array of

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Oil  Democracy  and Development in Africa
  • Author : John R. Heilbrunn
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-04-21

Oil, Democracy, and Development in Africa presents an optimistic analysis of the continent's oil-producing states. With attention to the complex histories, the interactions of key industry actors and policy makers, and the goals of diverse groups in society, this contribution fills a gap in the literature on resource-abundant countries. John

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  • Author : Mawere, Munyaradzi,Mwanaka, Tendai R.
  • Publisher : Langaa RPCIG
  • Release Date : 2015-10-24

Questions surrounding democracy, governance, and development especially in the view of Africa have provoked acrimonious debates in the past few years. It remains a perennial question why some decades after political independence in Africa the continent continues experiencing bad governance, lagging behind socioeconomically, and its democracy questionable. We admit that

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Africa in the Twenty First Century
  • Author : Gashawbeza Bekele,Adebayo Oyebade
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2018-12-04

This book, written by African scholars on both sides of the Atlantic, explores contemporary debates, controversies, achievements, challenges, and future prospects of African development and democratization from diverse theoretical perspectives.

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Decentralization  Democracy  and Development in Africa
  • Author : Jan Erk
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-12-07

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Dictators and Democracy in African Development
  • Author : A. Carl LeVan
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-11-17

This book argues that the structure of the policy-making process in Nigeria explains variations in government performance better than other commonly cited factors.

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African Governance  Security  and Development
  • Author : Wanjala S. Nasong'o
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2021-08-10

This book examines the democratization process in Africa with a focus on issues of economic, social, and institutional development. Contributors analyze the impact of democratization on governance and institutional development, foreign aid and foreign direct investment, terrorism in Africa, identity politics, and the politics of oil extraction.

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Democratic Trajectories in Africa
  • Author : Danielle Resnick,Nicolas van de Walle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-10

This volume examines how foreign aid has influenced democratic transitions and consolidation in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Democracy and Development in Africa
  • Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on Africa,United States
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1994

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Democracy in Africa
  • Author : Nic Cheeseman
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-05-12

This book provides the first comprehensive overview of Africa's history of democracy, grappling with important questions facing Africa today.

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Routledge Handbook of Democratization in Africa
  • Author : Gabrielle Lynch,Peter VonDoepp
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-07-02

This volume explores the issues and debates surrounding the ongoing processes of democratization in sub-Saharan Africa, illuminating the central dynamics characterizing Africa’s democratic experiments, and considering the connections between democratization and economic, social, and cultural developments on the continent. Reflecting the diverse and rich nature of this field of

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Gender  Democracy and Institutional Development in Africa
  • Author : Njoki Nathani Wane
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-04-25

This book analyses African foundations of gender, education, politics, democracy and institutional development by stimulating theoretical discourses. It offers a discursive framework on ways to examine the conceptualizations of African social development and a critical discourse on debunking the misconceptions that are attached to African location in the global arena.

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Development  Democracy and Cohesion
  • Author : Bangura, Yusuf
  • Publisher : Sierra Leonean Writers Series
  • Release Date : 2015-08-06

Development is not just an economic issue or improvements in GDP and household incomes; it is also about social protection and how power and social differences are organised and managed for the benefit of all. With insights on Sierra Leone and wider Africa contexts, the 45 essays in this volume throw

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Decentralization  Democracy  and Development in Africa
  • Author : Jan Erk
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-11-22

Decentralization reforms introduced to Africa in the 1990s have not always delivered the intended long-term outcomes. This is a collection on the consequences of these reforms two decades on. In addition to general and comparative overviews, the book contains case studies on Ghana, Senegal, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Ethiopia, and Uganda. The

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