[FoME] China, Africa and the Future of the Internet

Christoph Dietz Christoph.Dietz at CAMECO.ORG
Mo Jun 24 12:03:03 CEST 2019

China, Africa, and the Future of the Internet
By Iginio Gagliardone
London: Zed Books, June 2019, 192 p.
Paperback edition £18.99
ISBN 9781783605224
>From the publishers' homepage:
"Featuring a wealth of interviews with a variety of actors – from
Chinese and African journalists in Chinese media to Chinese workers for
major telecommunication companies – this highly original book
demonstrates how China is both contributing to the 'Africa rising'
narrative while exploiting the weaknesses of Western approaches to
Africa, which remain trapped between an emphasis on stability and
service delivery, on the one hand, and the desire to advocate human
rights and freedom of expression on the other. Arguing no state can be
understood without attention to its information structure, the book
provides the first assessment of China’s new model for the media
strategies of developing states, and the consequences of policing
Africa’s information space for geopolitics, security and
Table of contents:
1. China and the Shaping of Africa’s Information Societies
2. China as Partner: Financing Africa’s Information Societies
3. Innovative Democrats and Developmental States
4. China as a Model? The Multiple Faces of the Chinese Internet
5. Is it really About China? The Securitization of Development and it’s
Influence on Africa’s Information societies
6. The Future of the Global Internet

Dr. Christoph Dietz
Postfach 10 21 04 
D-52021 Aachen, Germany
Tel.: 0049 - 241 - 70 13 12 14
Fax: 0049 - 241 - 70 13 12 33
christoph.dietz at cameco.org 

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