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.

Permanent Campaigning

Permanent campaigning

Permanent campaigning refers to the use of office by elected individuals and organisations (governments, parties of government, members of parliament, congress or similar elected houses) to build and maintain popular support.

Origins and Links

The term ‘permanent campaigning’ was coined by Pat Cadell, an advisor to ...

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