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In Search of Local Knowledge on ICTs in Africa
Oxford University, Oxford, UK.
ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA), Kampala, Uganda.
University of Pennslyvania, Philadelphia, USA.
ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA), Kampala, Uganda.
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Abstract [sv]

By reviewing and comparing literature on the role of ICTs in statebuilding and peacebuildingin Africa, with a particular focus on neighboring Somalia, Kenya, and Ethiopia, this paperexamines whether the claims of the transformative power of ICTs are backed by evidence andwhether local knowledge – e.g., traditional mechanisms for conflict resolution – is taken intoconsideration by ICT-based initiatives. Several key findings emerged, including: 1) empiricalevidence on the successful use of ICTs to promote peacebuilding and statebuilding is thin; 2)few differences exist between scholarship emanating from the Global North and from Africa;and 3) the literature exhibits a simplistic assumption that ICTs will drive democraticdevelopment without sufficient consideration of how ICTs are actually used by the public.

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Philadelphia, USA: Center for Global Communication Studies (CGCS) , 2015. , p. 20
Keywords [en]
e-participation, state building, Africa, empowerment, e-government, peace-building, transparency, citizen voice
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Information Systems, Social aspects
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Informatics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-44461OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-44461DiVA, id: diva2:807879
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Available from: 2015-04-25 Created: 2015-04-25 Last updated: 2018-06-29Bibliographically approved

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