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dc.contributor.author Shihomeka, Sadrag P.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-05T06:50:11Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-05T06:50:11Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11070/2655
dc.description A dissertation submitted in fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Doctor from the Erasmus University, Rotterdam en_US
dc.description.abstract SUMMARY: In recent years, several studies indicated that there is a downward trend in youth participation in politics and civic activities, in both the global South and the global North. Most of these studies were conducted in the West – only a few in the global South; and not all their authors are agreed on the subject of youth participation. Yet the general view that emerges is that the majority of young people are not taking part in national elections and other civic activities, a situation often characterized as pathetic disengagement from political life. There are also reports that, in various countries, quite a large number of youths are not members of any political parties. Namibia is no exception to this trend or to the corresponding claims. But an increase in mobile phone subscriptions in this country is perceived as a possible game changer: this gadget could switch on the right buttons for sparking an interest in political participation and civic engagement among the youth. This is the main idea to which the present study is dedicated. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Citizen engagement en_US
dc.subject Digital media en_US
dc.title Citizen engagement: Politics and digital media in Namibia en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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