Key concepts in political communication
This is a systematic and accessible introduction to the critical concepts, structures, and professional practices of political communication. Author Darren G. Lilleker presents more than 50 core concepts in political communication which cement together various strands of theory. From aestheticisation to virtual politics, he explains, illustrates, and provides selected further readings. He considers both practical and theoretical issues central to political communication and offers a critical assessment of recent developments in political communication.
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ACADEMIC AND PRACTICAL activity aestheticisation agenda Americanisation appear argued attempt audience members become behaviour brand broadcasting candidates civil society concept context cynicism dealignment democracy democratic designed discussion election campaign emotional emotionalisation European European Union example floating voters focus frames FURTHER READING global highlight ideology important individual information subsidy infotainment Internet Iraq issues Journal journalists KEY FEATURES Labour leaders Lilleker London mass media media coverage mediatisation messages narrowcasting nations negative norms offer ORIGINS AND LINKS packaging perceptions permanent campaigning Pim Fortuyn pluralist political actors political advertising political communication political consumerism political marketing political organisations political parties politicians popular culture postmodern PRACTICAL DEBATES professionalisation promote propaganda pseudo-event public relations public sphere recognised representative rhetoric role Sage segments social soundbites spin spin-doctor stories strategies style suggest television theory Tony Blair University Press virtual communities voters voting