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.



E-representation refers to the potential offered by new media for a greater interactivity between the public and political spheres; E-politics refers to the embedding of political activity within the Internet, one that includes public activity as well as established political organisations.

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