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Media performance and democratic rule in East Africa : agenda setting and agenda building influences on public attitudes, by Yusuf Kalyango, Jr, (electronic resource)

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Media performance and democratic rule in East Africa : agenda setting and agenda building influences on public attitudes
Title
Media performance and democratic rule in East Africa
Title remainder
agenda setting and agenda building influences on public attitudes
Statement of responsibility
by Yusuf Kalyango, Jr
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Language
eng
Summary
This dissertation examined the media influence and the government influence on public attitudes on issues concerning democratic rule in the East African Community (EAC). I proceeded under the assumption that the influence of media on public attitudes could be undermined by regional variations in political experiences with the central government; and that public opinion could be shaped by regional alignment, ethnicity, political identity, and level of education. A total of 1,395 respondents from the EAC were surveyed using a multistage cluster random sampling. Results showed that the agenda setting on public attitudes towards regime legitimacy and the rule of law in each region varied across East Africans of different education levels and gender. The most revealing finding here was that EAC governments have a stronger influence on public attitudes towards democratic rule than the news media. This study shows that agenda setting is associated with regime legitimacy but not with agenda building while agenda building is associated with the rule of law and not agenda setting. I conclude that looking only at the role of media in shaping public opinion in East Africa on issues of democratic rule may not be sufficient without considering the government influence and the nature of geopolitical sectarianism in each partner-state
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MUU
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Kalyango, Yusuf
Degree
Ph. D.
Dissertation year
2008.
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Columbia
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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Wanta, Wayne
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  • Africa, East
  • Mass media and public opinion
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specialized
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Media performance and democratic rule in East Africa : agenda setting and agenda building influences on public attitudes, by Yusuf Kalyango, Jr, (electronic resource)
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  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on June 9, 2009)
  • Vita
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Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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mixed
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text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
378465044
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unknown
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electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)378465044
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Media performance and democratic rule in East Africa : agenda setting and agenda building influences on public attitudes, by Yusuf Kalyango, Jr, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on June 9, 2009)
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
378465044
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)378465044
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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