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Governance and social media in African countries: An empirical investigation

Simplice Asongu () and Nicholas Odhiambo ()

No 25008, Working Papers from University of South Africa, Department of Economics

Abstract: This study assesses linkages between social media and governance dynamics in 49 Africancountries for the year 2012. The empirical evidence is based on ordinary least squares andquantile regressions. Ten bundled and unbundled governance dynamics are used, notably: (i)political governance (entailing ???voice & accountability??? and political stability/no violence);(ii) economic governance (involving regulation quality and government effectiveness); (iii)institutional governance (comprising the rule of law and corruption-control) and (iv) generalgovernance (entailing political, economic and institutional governance). Social media ismeasured with Facebook penetration. The findings show that Facebook penetration ispositively associated with governance dynamics and these positive nexuses differ in terms ofsignificance and magnitude of significance throughout the conditional distribution of thegovernance dynamics.

Keywords: Governance; Social media; AfricaGovernance; Social media; Africa (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2018-10
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