ICT and Online Social Movements for Good Governance in Nigeria

  • Usman Adekunle Ojedokun Department of Sociology, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.
Keywords: ICT, online social movement, good governance, Nigeria

Abstract

In Nigeria, the availability of different Internet-enabled social media has led to the emergence of online social movements advocating the principle of good governance in the affairs of the state. In view of this, this paper examined the evolution of online social movements in Nigeria, and the role of ICT in their mobilization for good governance. Resource mobilization theory was employed as the explanatory framework. The paper contends that though online social movements in Nigeria are generally in their embryonic stage, they are, nonetheless, increasingly influencing the three organs of government and shaping public policies in the country.

Author Biography

Usman Adekunle Ojedokun, Department of Sociology, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.
Usman Adekunle Ojedokun is an Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Sociology, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.
Published
2016-03-02
How to Cite
Ojedokun, U. (2016). ICT and Online Social Movements for Good Governance in Nigeria. The Journal of Community Informatics, 12(1). Retrieved from http://www.ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/article/view/1187
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