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.
Cynicism relates to disbelief, mistrust and scepticism. When pertaining to political communication we think of it as a culture, where the audience receiving political messages are more likely to view them with disbelief than with belief, in other words, the public is sceptical of everything ...