Systematic Refocus Towards Digital Diplomacy
by Okong'o, Kennedy
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The dawn of 21st century has seen great strides in technological advancements. This has influenced life, from personal relationships to nation states at large, spilling over to the international sphere. This book explores the role of these technological advancements in diplomatic relations. The rapid development in the Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) space is seen to have the potential to influence the nature and the role of diplomatic actors. In this respect, this book addresses the broad question: Is the emergence of digital technologies influencing the practice of Diplomacy for Kenya? In answering the question, an exploratory framework of analysis was chosen to establish the state of e-Diplomacy in Kenya. Further, the digital tools, the opportunities, the challenges and the possible remedies that these technologies present are reviewed. A qualitative research methodology based on both primary and secondary data sources was employed. Informed by the Theory of Soft Power, the book attempts to highlight the progressive impacts of digital technologies in public diplomacy and suggests the potential trends that can transform the practice by Kenya's diplomatic actors.
LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
Dr Kennedy Okong'o is an ICT Policy Practitioner. He holds a Ph.D. in Information Systems fromUniversity of Cape Town (South Africa), MSc in ICT Policy and MA in Diplomacy & Foreign Policy fromMoi University (Kenya). He has consulted in Africa, Asia & beyond in ICT4D policy research. He haspublished in journals and conference proceedings.
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30 May 2018
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