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Technology Integration and Transformation of Elections in Africa

An Evolving Modality

Edited by Cosmas Uchenna Nwokeafor - Foreword by Ike S. Ndolo

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Technology Integration and Transformation of Elections in Africa serves as a standard textbook and a reference guide to students in both undergraduate and graduate programs in tertiary institutions where elaborate discourse on the impact of technology to political elections and advancements across the continental Africa have continued to gain weight. The rationale in publishing this textbook far more outweighs its timeliness but speaks highly of its significance because it deals with technology integration and transformation of elections in Africa, a region whose elections has been continuously marred by corruption and incessant fraudulent activities perpetrated by both the citizens, various political parties and the umpires whose responsibilities were to present a credible election. Elections in Africa draws international attention and the news is seldom good. For instance, the elections in Kenya, fueled violence that left 1,500 dead and 300,000 displaced, while elections in Zimbabwe suffered from massive fraud and brutal suppression. In Nigeria in 1999, and 2011, the result of the elections were in shambles and some of the parties that lost the election took to the street resulting in the death of significant percentage of innocent people. « less more »
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Pages: 396Size: 6 x 9
978-0-7618-6879-8 • Paperback • February 2017 • $42.99 • (£29.95)
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Cosmas Uchenna Nwokeafor is a professor of mass communication at Bowie State University where he currently serves as dean of the graduate school. He has also previously served as an assistant provost for graduate studies at Bowie State University and serves as the president elect of the council of historically black graduate schools (CHBGS) in the United States of America.
FOREWORD
PREFACE
ACKNOWLEDGMENT

INTRODUCTION
A GLIMPSE AT TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION AND
TRANSFORMATION OF ELECTIONS AND THE ELECTORAL
PROCESS IN AFRICA: A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
Cosmas Uchenna Nwokeafor/Bowie State University

CHAPTER 1
RESISTANCE TO ELECTION TECHNOLOGY: COMMUNICATION,
DEMOCRACY AND VICISSITUDES OF ELECTORAL OUTCOMES
Chuka Onwumechili/Howard University

CHAPTER 2
TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION AND TRANSFORMATION OF
ELECTION IN AFRICA: AN EVOLVING MODALITY IN GHANA
Matilda Yeboah-Fofie/G. Manu & Associates, Virginia

CHAPTER 3
E-VOTING: A NEW MODEL OF DEMOCRACY IN GHANA
Kristie Roberts-Lewis/Troy University
Stashia Bryant Emanuel/Tennessee State University
Orok Michael/Virginia Union University

CHAPTER 4
SOCIAL MEDIA COMMUNICATION: USING INTERNET RADIO
TO TRANSFORM ELECTIONS’ OUTCOMES AND BUILD
INTERACTIVE COMMUNICATION AMONG DIVERSE AFRICAN
COMMUNITIES
Otis Thomas/Bowie State University
Ephraim Okoro/Howard University

CHAPTER 5
SOCIAL MEDIA AND POLITICS IN BURKINA FASO
Kehbuma Langmia/HowardUniversity

CHAPTER 6
TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION IN ELECTIONS: THE NIGERIAN
TRANSFORMATION EXPERIENCE
Cosmas Uchenna Nwokeafor/Bowie State University

CHAPTER 7
AN EVALUATORY DISCOURSE ON THE ROLE OF ICT IN THE
CONDUCT OF THE NIGERIAN 2015 GENERAL ELECTIONS
Tayo Popoola & Oloruntola Sunday
University of Lagos Akoka – Yaba

CHAPTER 8
TECHNOLOGY AND ELECTION COVERAGE: A STUDY ON SELECTED
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS IN NIGERIA
Tayo Popoola/University of Lagos, Nigeria

CHAPTER 9
TECHNOLOGY AND ELECTIONS: A LOOK AT ELECTORAL
INTEGRITY, RESULTS AND MANAGEMENT IN NIGERIA
Chike Patrick Chike/Bowie State University

CHAPTER 10
THE HISTORY OF ELECTION AND THE INTEGRATION OF
TECHNOLOGY IN THE ELECTORAL PROCESS: A REVIEW OF
UGANDA’S 2016 ELECTION OUTCOME
Cosmas Uchenna Nwokeafor/Bowie State University

CHAPTER 11
INTEGRATION OF ELECTRONIC VOTING SYSTEM IN AN
ELECTRONIC PROCESS: TYPES, PROCEDURES, BENEFITS
AND CHALLENGES
Ayoade Olusola Bamidele/Emmanuel Alayande
College of Education, Oyo

CHAPTER 12
IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY ADVANCEMENT ON ELECTION,
POLITICS AND GOVERNANCE IN NIGERIA
Joseph Izang Azi/Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
Siyanbola, Afeez Babatunde/Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo
Ganiyu, Sulayman Olubunmi/Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo…

CHAPTER 13
THE IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION IN ELECTORAL
PROCESS: A REVIEW OF CORRUPT PRACTICES IN ELECTIONS
IN AFRICA
Loubna Dali/Bowie State University

CHAPTER 14
DEMOCRACY, TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION IN ELECTIONS,
AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF POLITICS IN NIGERIA
Benjamin Arah/Bowie State University

CHAPTER 15
TRANSFORMATION OF ELECTIONS IN AFRICA: CONTENT
ANALYSIS OF ELECTION MISCONDUCT IN SELECTED
AFRICAN COUNTRIES
Cosmas Uchenna Nwokeafor/Bowie State University

CHAPTER 16
TECHNOLOGY AND THE ELECTORAL PROCESS
IN CAMEROON
Augustin Ntembe/Bowie State University

CHAPTER 17
TRANSFORMATION OF ELECTIONS IN GREAT MAGHREB:
A LESSON LEARNT FROMTECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION
Loubna Dali/Bowie State University
Cosmas Uchenna Nwokeafor

CHAPTER 18
ELECTRONIC VOTING CAPABILITY AND OPERATIONS IN
SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
Ephraim Okoro/Howard University

INDEX
CONTRIBUTORS
THE AUTHOR/EDITOR
The motive of the authors of this very important textbook is to present strong, resounding arguments on how the integration of technological paraphernalia has contributed immensely in cutting down corrupt practices that have for a long time marred electoral processes in Africa.
Christian Anieke, Ph.D. Professor and Vice Chancellor of Godfrey Okoye University. Thinkers Corner, Enugu, Nigeria.


Professor Nwokeafor has done just an excellent job editing this master piece that conveyed such a wonderful knowledge and information base which builds a strong foundation in political communications and the advancement of politics in Africa.
Mary Gloria C. Njoku, Ph.D. Professor and Dean Faculty of Management and Social Sciences Godfrey Okoye University


Technology Integration and Transformation of Elections in Africa provides considerable overview of technology’s role and its various transformation agenda in the revolution currently taking place in the election process in Africa. It also shows how the integration of technological innovations and transformation structure has impacted the present and future elections in Africa.
Ike S. Ndolo, Ph.D. Professor of Mass Communication Enugu State University of Science & Technology Enugu, Nigeria


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