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.
Political consumerism primarily describes the way in which the public see political outputs, or the outcome of policy, as consumers: thus they judge politics in a similar way to many other, commercial service providers. It can also be attached to the phenomenon of the public employing direct ...