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.



Populism in theory is appealing to that which is the popular or majoritarian opinion. However, normally it is used to denote appeals to nationalist or base opinion, opinion without social conscience.

Origins and Links

Populism has a long legacy; however, it was first explored in relation to the rise of fascism in the 1930s in ...

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