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.



A pseudo-event is an event that takes place purely to gain media and public attention. As such it is a non-event; however, is used to communicate image-related symbolism to the audience.

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The need and desire for politicians, particularly during election campaigns, to be visibly active and in the news, coupled with the ...

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