Exploring the Tensions and Incongruities of Internet Governance in Africa

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Kerry Holden

Concordia University, Quebec - Centre for Engineering in Society

Aaron Van Klyton

University of Greenwich - Business School

Date Written: 2014

Abstract

This project started with an interest in Internet fragmentation and its effects in African cities. The reason why we were drawn to the African city was that in recent scholarship it has been explored as a unique space characterised by informal social relationships and institutions, and laden with contradiction and chaos (Gandy, 2006). The African city is seen to escape formal governance and instead exhibit new hybrid socio­‐material realities; the slum is often cited as a prime example of this hybridity (Gandy, 2006).

Keywords: GigaNet

Suggested Citation

Holden, Kerry and Van Klyton, Aaron, Exploring the Tensions and Incongruities of Internet Governance in Africa (2014). GigaNet: Global Internet Governance Academic Network, Annual Symposium 2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2809839 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2809839

Kerry Holden (Contact Author)

Concordia University, Quebec - Centre for Engineering in Society ( email )

1515 Ste. Catherine St. West
EV 002.139
Montreal, Quebec H3G 1M8
Canada

Aaron Van Klyton

University of Greenwich - Business School ( email )

United Kingdom

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