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.
Packaging refers to the way in which politics is presented to the public in democratic societies, either directly or through the mass media. It is increasingly argued that electorally competitive political parties, politicians, governments and their policies are sold in the same way as ...