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.

Agenda-Setting

Agenda-Setting

In a mediated democracy, politicians often battle to determine what is on the front page of the newspapers, or the leading item on the news. The agenda is the news of a particular day, more specifically the story, and how the news is told. Not only do politicians battle with each other, they ...

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