An Ecological Relationship between Old and New ICTs in Underpinning Ghana’s Democratic Development


The prevalence of ICT in the democratic development of national politic cannot be over emphasized, information communication technologies (ICTs), and their implications, continue to be largely ignored in Africa’s political studies. Yet the potential of modern ICTs to profoundly alter political, social and economic relations is extensive. This paper in brief discusses the main themes and issues that arise from an exploration of New and Old ICTs and their relationship to democracy: that is, ICT models and democratic models. It offers an introduction to the subject within the context of Ghanaian democratic development.

A comprehensive study of nine (9) rural community radio stations with specific emphasis on political and governance discussion on their airwave, coupled with live feedback using new technologies such as SMS, Voice and the internet.

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