ASC Community News December 2015

New publications by ASC Community members

Susan Booysen, Dominance & Decline: The ANC in the Time of Zuma, Johannesburg: Wits University Press. (Distr. Europe: 
Publisher's description: 'As Jacob Zuma moves into the twilight years of his presidencies of both the African National Congress (ANC) and of South Africa, this book takes stock of the Zuma-led administration and its impact on the ANC.' (...) 'Susan Booysen shows how the ANC has become centred on the personage of Zuma, and that its defence of his extremely flawed leadership undermines the party’s capacity to govern competently, and to protect its long term future.'

Bruce Mutsvairo ed.: Participatory Politics and Citizen Journalism in a Networked Africa: A Connected Continent, London: Palgrave Macmillan. (Including an article by ASC researcher Mirjam de Bruijn: 'Citizen Journalism at Crossroads: Mediated political agency and duress in Central Africa'.)
Publisher's description: 'Participatory Politics and Citizen Journalism in a Networked Africa investigates the role of citizen journalism in railroading social and political changes in sub-Saharan Africa. Case studies are drawn from research conducted by leading scholars from the fields of media studies, journalism, anthropology and history, uniquely probing the real impact of technologies in driving social and political changes in Africa.'

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