Negotiating the Net in Africa

Negotiating the Net in Africa : The Politics of Internet Diffusion

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Why do national patterns of Internet expansion differ so greatly throughout Africa? To what extent do politics trump technology? Who are the "information champions" in the various African states? Addressing these and related questions, "Negotiating the Net in Africa" explores the politics, economics, and technology of Internet diffusion across the continent. The "Negotiating the Net" framework is applied consistently to chapters on Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, and Tanzania, allowing a rich, comparative analysis based on in-country research and extensive interviews with key stakeholders. Three broader chapters reflect a cross-cutting perspective. The result is a comprehensive discussion that, while dealing specifically with Africa, is also highly relevant to other regions in the developing world.show more

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  • Hardback | 238 pages
  • 157.5 x 231.1 x 20.3mm | 430.92g
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • 1588264211
  • 9781588264213

About Ernest J. Wilson

Ernest J. Wilson III is professor of government at the University of Maryland and senior research fellow at the university's Center for International Development and Conflict Management (CIDCM). His numerous publications include, most recently, The Information Revolution and Developing Countriesshow more