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.
Explanations of the way in which political communication has become better, or more strategic, often talk about the way in which it has become more professional or been professionalised. This is used as a blanket term to describe the way it is better, or appears to be less amateurish, than in the ...