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.
Legitimacy describes the wielding of power legally as accepted by all members of the society; hence it is a quality that all political structures should be seen to have within democratic nations. It is founded on the belief that they derive their power from the public and so act only in the name ...