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.
Though different concepts, these are interrelated within the study of political communication and so it is worth considering features of both simultaneously. Civil society relates to the freedom individuals enjoy to engage in political activity of their choosing, without institutional or ...