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5. Cyberorganizing United States constituencies for Africa

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This chapter examines the use of advanced communication technology by the National Summit state leadership and considers its potential to improve political and grassroots organizing in this arena. The National Summit on Africa was established as a non-governmental organization designed to coordinate and mobilize African advocates to influence United States foreign policy toward Africa. The chapter discusses the historical context for the National Summit on Africa as an African advocacy initiative and its relationship to U.S. foreign policy toward Africa, given the constraints imposed by the anti-democratic nature of the process and the rationale for such constituency-building initiatives. It describes the relationship between resource mobilization and the potential of advanced communication technology as an enabling agent for political and grassroots organizing. The chapter also examines this issue in the context of the National Summit on Africa’s results from the state leadership survey and describes implications for future grassroots organizing.

Keywords: advanced communication technology; Africa; foreign policy; National Summit; resource mobilization; state leadership survey; United States



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