Perspectives on Political Communication in Africa

  • Bruce Mutsvairo
  • Beschara Karam

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Conceptualising Political Communication in the Digital Age

  3. Emergent Narratives: Complex and Contradictory Attitudes between Media and Politics

  4. Online and Offline Mapping of Interactive Politics and Media

  5. Local Politics in a Globalised World

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 269-272

About this book


This edited collection is a cutting-edge volume that reframes political communication from an African perspective. Focusing on African countries such as Mozambique, Zambia, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Ivory Coast and Nigeria and occasionally drawing comparisons with other regions of the world, this book critically addresses the development of the field focusing on the current opportunities and challenges within the African context. By using a wide variety of case studies, this collection gives space to previously understudied regions of Africa and challenges the over-reliance of western scholarship on political communication on the continent.


Africa Sub-Saharan Sahara Comparative Politics Media

Editors and affiliations

  • Bruce Mutsvairo
    • 1
  • Beschara Karam
    • 2
  1. 1.School of CommunicationUniversity of Technology SydneySydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Communication ScienceUniversity of South AfricaPretoriaSouth Africa

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