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.



Aestheticisation relates to the fact that political communication has become increasingly more about style and presentation, and increasingly influenced by popular culture, in an attempt to become more modern-looking, relevant and in touch with society.

Origins and Links

It was German sociologist Ulrich Beck (1994) who noted societies' increasing ...

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