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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The research texts all introduce a range of concepts, some of which are unique to political communication; others are borrowed from other disciplines. Concepts are ways of thinking; they are the elements that link together a range of ideas and their practical applications. However, concepts are abstract; they are ...

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