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.

Mediatisation

Mediatisation

Mediatisation is a theory which argues that it is the media which shapes and frames the processes and discourse of political communication as well as the society in which that communication takes place.

Origins and Links

The public sphere is argued to be founded on ‘well-informed communication’, but for this to be the case all ...

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