Thesis / Dissertation

Youths, Digital Media, and the 'New' Knowledge Economy in Africa: Perspectives of Global City Policymakers in Tanzania

Josephine Philip Churk, Ingrid Volkmer (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

This study addresses the conceptualisation of civic public communication as an important component of the paradigm of the ‘knowledge economy’ and examines the way the government of Tanzania manages this emerging knowledge in digital policymaking. The study has a focus on policy experts’ understanding of globalisation and digital engagement among youths who are interacting with smartphone communication in the global digital city, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Specifically, the study addresses policy experts’ understanding of digital social practices of youths in their interaction through smartphone communication in Dar es Salaam, and the implications of this understanding in policy decision practi..

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