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.

Authenticity

Authenticity

The perception of political actors as being ‘real people’, intrinsically a part of the community they represent, rather than being detached and part of an elite.

Origins and Links

Politicians of previous generations were likely to be the better educated, wealthier, not to mention older and male, section of society. They were an ...

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