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.

Virtual Politics/Virtual Communities

Virtual politics/Virtual communities

Virtual politics is political activity that takes place on the Internet in virtual space and time; communities of shared interest are created to deal with specific issues, to support particular political ideas or to raise awareness.

Origins and Links

The notion of there being virtual communities active in virtual political ...

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