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The African Press, Civic Cynicism, and Democracy

by Minabere Ibelema

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Published by Palgrave Macmillan .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Political campaigning & advertising,
  • Political structures: democracy,
  • Political Science,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • Civics & Citizenship,
  • Political Ideologies - Democracy,
  • Political Science / Government / General,
  • Government - General,
  • Africa,
  • Democracy,
  • Political corruption,
  • Press and politics

  • Edition Notes

    The Palgrave Macmillan Series in Internatioal Political Communication

    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages296
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11642893M
    ISBN 101403982015
    ISBN 109781403982018

    These books all call for citizens to solve problems by building networks of relationships based on shared learning. This addresses an urgent need in an era of partisan divisiveness, corruption of our political system by money, and widespread apathy and cynicism. /5(2). Rapid urbanization and political liberalization is changing the nature of African politics and societies. This book develops a framework for the study of democracy and development that emphasizes informal institutions and the politics of belonging in the context of daily life, in contrast to the formal and electoral paradigms that dominate the social by: 2.

    Citizen Democracy provides a series of compelling stories which will motivate students to think about their potential as active citizens in a vibrant democracy. With the growing threat of cynicism, it is important to reinvigorate each new generation so they can play their role in maintaining the American experiment in self government/5. Beyond Cynicism: Media Education and Civic Learning Outcomes in the University Two specific challenges are at the core of this book’s argument that media literacy is the path toward more Author: Paul Mihailidis.

      INTRODUCTION Governance and democracy have become widely recognized as prerequisites for sustained development (Johnson ; White and Wade ). Democratic governance fosters transparency, accountability, the rule of law, respect for human rights, civic participation, and civic inclusiveness – all of which are necessary for securing economic productivity, equitable . The handbook was published originally by the National Civic League Press and served as the first community resource for the Alliance for National Renewal, a program of the National Civic League. It lays out the framework of the successful community planning processes used by the National Civic League and others across the country.


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The African Press, Civic Cynicism, and Democracy by Minabere Ibelema Download PDF EPUB FB2

"With this book, Minabere Ibelema sheds much-needed light on Nigeria s unsung heroes of its democracy movement: the nation s irrepressible media. Ibelema s urging the Nigerian media to take a greater role in disseminating civic values in the public in order to combat cynicism is sure to stir a provocative and necessary debate among observers of the media both in Nigeria and across : Hardcover.

This book explores the thesis that civic cynicism in African countries is a major obstacle to the consolidation of democracy, and that the African press should address the problem not just among leaders, but also among the general populace.

The African press, civic cynicism, and democracy. [Minabere Ibelema] -- "This book explores the thesis that civic cynicism in African countries is a major obstacle to the consolidation of democracy, and that the African press should address the problem not just among.

that the African press is About The This book explores the thesis that civic cynicism in African countries is a major obstacle to the consolidation of democracy, and that the African press should address the problem not just among leaders, but also among the general populace.

The African press, civic cynicism, and democracy. [Minabere Ibelema] -- This and Democracy book explores the thesis that civic cynicism in African countries is a major obstacle to the consolidation of democracy, and that the African press should address the problem not just among.

This is incontrovertible. However his confidence in the African press as a definitive solution seems at odds with the book's description of widespread civic cynicism. The African Press, Civic Cynicism, and Democracy (The Palgrave Macmillan Series in Internatioal Poli.

Edition:1st. Civic Cynicism Author(s) :Minabere Ibelema. Year : ISBN :,Pages : Language :English. Extension :pdf. Size. Part of the Palgrave Macmillan Series in International Political Communication book series (PIPC) Abstract Any analysis of the role of the press in the consolidation of democracy has to be situated in the overall context of the society’s advancement, especially economic development.

Minabere Ibelema, associate professor of communication studies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, won the Sigma Delta Chi Award for Research.

He was the sole winner from Alabama and also serves as undergraduate journalism director. He won the award from the Society of Professional Journalists for research on his book, “The African Press, Civic Cynicism, and Democracy.”.

Combating Civic Cynicism. Abstract. The search for solutions to the problems of developing countries generally pits two contending perspectives: the structural and the value oriented. Structural theorists stress the importance of the development and reinforcement of institutions of government, along with the entrenchment of due : Minabere Ibelema.

Informed and intrigued by two events that happened in different eras, in different countries, Gardner Thompson has written an in-depth historical examination of the nature of 'imported' democracy as practised in the East African countries of Uganda, where he worked as a young History teacher in the 70s, Kenya and Tanzania.

Democracy in Africa has deepened more than ever before. Still, it is on precarious footing as its constituent elements remain under strain. Ethnic, regional, and religious rivalries continue to be Author: Minabere Ibelema. Cite this chapter as: Ibelema M. () Press Reembrace of Democracy.

In: The African Press, Civic Cynicism, and Democracy. Palgrave Macmillan Series in International Political : Minabere Ibelema. This is a solid book on democracy and new media written from a humanist tradition.

If you are look for empirical work on the subject, look elsewhere. The book is a compilation of articles comprising the top scholars in the field.5/5(1). The factors in deciding whether or not to vote are: P (the probability that an individual’s vote will affect the outcome of an election), B (the perceived benefit that would be received if a person’s favored political party or candidate were to be elected), D (originally stood for democracy or civic duty, but today represents any social or.

‘Accessible yet authoritative and often provocative, Nic Cheeseman’s book provides an exceptional history of contemporary democracy in Sub-Saharan Africa. His book’s great strength is to combine attention to the varied historical and cultural roots of issues that emerged in the s with a keen grasp of the political implications of the Cited by: It was found that political cynicism and apathy are particularly worrisome as they may distance young voters from active civic engagement (Dennis & Webster, ; Lau & Erber, ).

In the meantime, political involvement, as a motivating force, was found to negatively predict political cynicism and apathy (Pinkleton & Austin, ).File Size: KB. The African Press, Civic Cynicism, And Democracy. 1st ed. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Journal.

Ihonvbere, J. A Critical Evaluation of the Failed Coup in Nigeria - The Journal of Modern African Studies. In-text: (Ihonvbere, ) (Website, book,) More reference types.

Suggested Citation: "Democracy and Governance in Africa." National Research Council. Democratization in Africa: African Views, African Voices. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: / dangerous, because the more we try to decentralize, the more we come up against certain community realities that may dismantle or.

Civic Cynicism. January Minabere Ibelema Any analysis of the role of the press in the consolidation of democracy has to be situated in the overall context of the society’s advancement. Media and Democracy in Africa is organized to provide a historical perspective on the evolution of the African media, placing the present in the context of the past, including both colonial and post-colonial experiences.

It will be of interest to Africa area specialists, students of media and communications, political scientists and sociologists.Frank Ankersmit is Professor in Intellectual History at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands.

He is the author of many books on the philosophy of history and political philosophy, including History and Tropology: The Rise and Fall of Metaphor (University of California Press, ), Aesthetic Politics: Political Philosophy Beyond Fact and Value (Stanford, ), Historical.The Jury and Democracy: How Jury Deliberation Promotes Civic Engagement and Political Participation [Gastil, John, Deess, E.

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