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.
Dumbing down is a term used to describe not only the way in which, primarily, the media report political news, making the presentation of politics similar to that of popular culture, but also to the way in which political communication has responded. Academics find political communicators ...