Category Archives: Teledemocracy and E-government

Politics Calling: Telephone Penetration as Indicator of Political Development in Africa

Emergence of information and communication technologies (ICTs) is expected to boost political development in non-Western societies. This expectation is anchored on the assumptions that ICTs radically alter access to information, dislodge entrenched social cleavages, and unleash new patterns of citizenship … Continue reading

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Moderating Information Infrastructure’s Effects on National Development with Good Governance: A Study of Developing Countries

With the increasing globalization of the world economy, there has been a growing interest in the potential contributions of good governance to accelerating the rate of economic and social development in the developing countries, and enhance their smooth integration into the emerging global economy. Simultaneously, developed economies are experiencing increasing proportion in the contribution of knowledge, information and telecommunication sectors to their overall gross domestic product Continue reading

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TeleDemocracy in Developing Countries: A Focus on Sub-Saharan Africa

The governance problems that most African countries have experienced since independence is nothing new and has received intensive coverage in the press worldwide. A fundamental cause of governance problems in Africa may have been the disinformation of a vast majority of the region’s population owing to inadequate and poor information infrastructure. Continue reading

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