Power and participatory politics in the digital age : probing the use of new media technologies in railroading political changes in Zimbabwe

Bruce Mutsvairo

    Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research external, graduation external

    Abstract

    The Zimbabwean issue has often divided opinion. President Robert Mugabe's domination of the country’s political and media landscapes has attracted scrutiny and criticism from the West. The "oppressed" people of Zimbabwe are said to have not had an alternative to state-sponsored TV or daily media outlets. The availability of new media vices including the Internet is being seen as offering a new platform to fight these perceived forms of dictatorships. This PhD employed qualitative methods to probe the potential of new media in sustaining democracy in Zimbabwe.
    Original languageEnglish
    Awarding Institution
    • Leiden University
    Supervisors/Advisors
    • Bruijn, M.E., Supervisor
    • de Jong, Menno D.T., Advisor
    Award date13 Jun 2013
    Place of PublicationLeiden
    Publisher
    Publication statusPublished - 13 Jun 2013

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    Zimbabwe
    political change
    new media
    politics
    dictatorship
    domination
    qualitative method
    president
    criticism
    democracy
    Internet

    Keywords

    • METIS-297930

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    Leiden : Universiteit Leiden, 2013. 215 p.

    Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research external, graduation external

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