Digital Activism and Cyberconflicts in Nigeria: Occupy Nigeria, Boko Haram and MEND

Shola A. Olabode
University of Hull, UK

Athina Karatzogianni
University of Leicester

Product Details
24 Oct 2018
Emerald Publishing Limited
272 pages - 152 x 229mm
Digital Activism and Society
This book offers an innovative contribution to the literature on digital activism and cyberconflicts. Analysing sociopolitical and ethnoreligious conflicts within an African-centred context, the author uses Nigeria as a lens to understand the digital and organisational aspects of digital media uses in the Occupy Nigeria movement protest, the Boko Haram conflict and The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) conflict. 

Timely, in a period of intense conflict across the globe, the author employs an interdisciplinary approach, drawing on the Cyberconflict Framework to examine conflicts emerging in computer-mediated environments.  

Examining the implications for socio-political and economic reform and change, the cases explored provide a snapshot of the emerging digital culture of conflict. The book contributes to existing knowledge by bridging the gap in the literature on digital activism and conflict as a field of study.
Chapter 1. Introduction 
Chapter 2. Mapping the Political Economy of Media Industry and ICT Infrastructural Development in Nigeria
Chapter 3. Theoretical Accounts of Digital Activism and Cyberconflicts 
Chapter 4. The Occupy Nigeria Protest 
Chapter 5. The Boko Haram Conflict
Chapter 6. The Movement for the Emancipation of The Niger Delta (MEND) 
Chapter 7. The Use of Information and Communication Technologies on Conflicts: A Reappraisal
Shola Abidemi Olabode completed his PhD in Media Studies in the School of Social Sciences, University of Hull, UK. He also holds a Master of Laws (LLM) in International Law, BSc (Hons) in Mass Communication from the University of Hertfordshire and a Diploma in Mass Communication from the University of Jos, Nigeria. He has served as a Tutor of Media Movements and Radical Politics at the University of Hull. His main research interests are in digital activism and cyberconflicts.

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