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Author Brunet, Patrick J.
Title Enjeux éthiques d'Internet en Afrique de l'Ouest. English
Ethics and the Internet in West Africa : toward an ethical model of integration / Patrick J. Brunet, Oumarou Tiemtoré, and Marie-Claude Vettraino-Soulard.
Imprint Trenton, NJ : Africa World Press ; Ottawa : International Development Research Centre, [2004]
©2004

Subject Information society -- Africa, West.
Internet -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Africa, West.
Internet -- Africa, West.
Alt Name Tiemtoré, Oumarou.
Vettraino-Soulard, Marie-Claude.
Description 1 online resource (148 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 140-148).
Summary The research behind this book, carried out by means of field surveys, focuses on five nations in West Africa: two Anglophone - The Gambia and Ghana - and three Francophone - Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, and Senegal. For each country, a portrait of Internet users' ethical behaviours was successfully created. The book demonstrates how the Internet, by virtue of its content and how the technology is uses, is creating upheaval in the practices and modes of communication within African communities. The book culminates with a proposed ethical model for the assimilation of the Internet that could serve as a reference for development policies in each of the respective countries and, more broadly, throughout Africa.
Contents Machine derived contents note: Contents -- Preface -- Chapter 1. Identifying the Issues: Ethics and the Internet in Africa -- The Internet in Africa: Divergent viewpoints -- Internet problems and ethical issues -- An axiological approach to Internet integration -- Research hypotheses -- Methodology -- Toward the development of an ethical model of Internet integration -- Chapter 2. Burkina Faso -- Chapter 3. Ct̥e d'Ivoire -- Chapter 4. The Gambia -- Chapter 5. Ghana -- Chapter 6. Senegal -- Chapter 7. Results, Recommendations, and Conclusion -- Results: The development of an ethical model of Internet integration -- Recommendations -- Conclusion: The Internet in Africa -- paradoxes and challenges -- Epilogue -- Appendix 1: Statistics -- Appendix 2: Acronyms and Abbreviations -- References -- Further Reading.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 1552500721 (electronic bk.)
9781552500729 (electronic bk.)
1592211623 (paper)
9781592211623 (paper)
1592211631 (pbk.)
9781592211630 (pbk.)
OCLC # 57496153
Additional Format Print version: Brunet, Patrick J. Enjeux éthiques d'Internet en Afrique de l'Ouest. English. Ethics and the Internet in West Africa. Trenton, NJ : Africa World Press ; Ottawa : International Development Research Centre, ©2004 1592211623 1592211631 (DLC) 2003025789 (OCoLC)53830916