The new information feudalism: Africa’s relationship with the global information society

@article{Ayodele2020TheNI,
  title={The new information feudalism: Africa’s relationship with the global information society},
  author={Odilile Ayodele},
  journal={South African Journal of International Affairs},
  year={2020},
  volume={27},
  pages={67 - 87}
}
  • Odilile Ayodele
  • Published 2020
  • Political Science
  • South African Journal of International Affairs
  • ABSTRACT There is an inevitable tension between industrialised nations and developing nations over ownership of information flow. For African countries, the inability to build the additional infrastructure needed to bridge the digital divide without the help of the private sector, as well as more developed countries, serves as a structural barrier to meaningful engagement in the information society. This article revisits Peter Drahos’s concept of information feudalism and argues that as… CONTINUE READING

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