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The Resource Media reforms and democratization in emerging democracies of sub-saharan africa

Media reforms and democratization in emerging democracies of sub-saharan africa

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Media reforms and democratization in emerging democracies of sub-saharan africa
Title
Media reforms and democratization in emerging democracies of sub-saharan africa
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book examines the media reform processes and re-democratization projects of Ghana and Nigeria's emerging democracies. It evaluates and critiques these reform processes, arguing that because of dependency approaches resulting from the transplanting of policy framework from the West into these emerging democracies, the policy goals and objectives of the reforms have not been achieved. Consequently, the inherent socio-cultural, economic and political factors, coupled with the historical antecedents of these countries, have also affected the reform process. Drawing from policy documents, analyses and interviews Ufuoma Akpojivi argues that the lack of citizens' active participation in policy processes has led to neo-liberalization and the continued universalization of Western ideologies such as democracy, media freedom and independence. Akpojivi posits that the recognition of socio-cultural, political and economic factors inherent to these emerging democracies, coupled with the communal participation of citizens, will facilitate true media reform processes and development of these countries. Ufuoma Akpojivi is Senior Lecturer in the Media Studies Department at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. His research interests cut across media policy, democratization and new media and citizens' engagement. He is a National Research Foundation (NRF) South Africa rated researcher and a fellow of the African Humanities Program (AHP) of the American Council of Learned Societies
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AKPOJIVI, UFUOMA
Dewey number
302.230966
Index
no index present
LC call number
P95.82.A357
LC item number
A37 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Culture
  • Ethnology
  • Communication
  • Africa
  • Cultural and Media Studies
  • Development Communication
  • African Culture
  • Media Policy
  • African Politics
  • Media and Communication
  • Communication
  • Culture
  • Ethnology
  • Politics and government
  • Africa
Label
Media reforms and democratization in emerging democracies of sub-saharan africa
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1030901047
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319753010
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-75301-0
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1030901047
Label
Media reforms and democratization in emerging democracies of sub-saharan africa
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1030901047
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319753010
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-75301-0
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1030901047

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