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Political Communication in Africa

  • Offers a comprehensive account of the nature and development of political communication in Africa

  • Sheds new light on the role of Social Media in African politics

  • Identifies frontiers for future research on political communication in Africa

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    • Osagioduwa Eweka, Sharon Adetutu Omotoso, Ayo Olukotun
    Pages 1-13
  3. Political Communication and African Diplomacy

    • Alaba Cornelius Ogunsanwo
    Pages 31-49
  4. Strategic Political Communication in Africa

    • Charles Okigbo, Ben Onoja
    Pages 63-80
  5. Media, Propaganda, and the Image Dilemma of African States

    • Joshua Olatunde Fajimbola
    Pages 121-132
  6. Gender and Political Communication in Africa

    • Tayo Agunbiade, Olajumoke Akiode
    Pages 159-169
  7. Reporting Africa: The Role of the Media in (Un)Shaping Democratic Agenda

    • Christopher Afoke Isike, Sharon Adetutu Omotoso
    Pages 209-227

About this book

This book offers a comprehensive account of the nature and development of political communication in Africa. In light of the growing number of African states now turning towards democratic rule, as well as the growing utilization of information technologies in Africa, the contributors examine topics such as: the role of social media in politics, strategic political communication, political philosophy and political communication, Habermas in Africa, gender and political communication, image dilemma in Africa, and issues in political communication research in Africa, and identify the frontiers for future research on political communication in Africa.
 

Keywords

  • African Political Communication
  • African Diplomacy
  • Election Processes
  • African Development
  • Social Media
  • Democracy
  • Habermas

Editors and Affiliations

  • Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, Nigeria

    Ayo Olukotun

  • Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria

    Sharon Adetutu Omotoso

About the editors

Ayo Olukotun is a Professor of Political Communication and former Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences and Entrepreneurial Studies at Lead City University, Ibadan, Nigeria. He has published widely in reputable journals at international level and has served on the Editorial Boards of many newspapers in Nigeria, including the Daily Times where he was chairman, Daily Independent, Concord, Compass Newspapers among others. 

Sharon Adetutu Omotoso was formerly the Head, Department of Politics and International Relations, Lead City University, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. She is currently a Research Fellow at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, Nigeria and Director, Center for Applied Ethics and Political Communication in Africa. Her areas of research interest include Applied Ethics, Political Communications, Media and Gender studies and African Philosophy. She has consulted for International Organizations like the UNESCO, and has also published in reputable journals and contributed to books at both local and International levels.

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eBook USD 109.00
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  • ISBN: 978-3-319-48631-4
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)