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.
Representation is the core concept of democracy. The voters elect an individual or party to act in accordance with their wishes in the running of society. The intrinsic link between voter and representative suggests an open channel of communication facilitates input by both parties that ...