Key Concepts in Political Communication

Key Concepts in Political Communication

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By (author) Darren G. Lilleker


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  • Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 218 pages
  • Dimensions: 148mm x 206mm x 14mm | 281g
  • Publication date: 15 February 2006
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1412918316
  • ISBN 13: 9781412918312
  • Illustrations note: 1, black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 347,740

Product description

This is a systematic and accessible introduction to the critical concepts, structures and professional practices of political communication. Lilleker presents over 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 reading. He considers both practical and theoretical issues central to political communication and offers a critical assessment of recent developments in political communication.

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Author information

Darren Lilleker is a Senior Lecturer at Bournemouth University in Communication and Marketing Research.

Table of contents

Aestheticisation Agenda-Setting Americanisation/Professionalism Audiences Authenticity Brands/Branding Broadcasting/Narrowcasting Campaigns/Campaigning Civil/Civic Society Consumerism/Consumerisation Cynicism Dealignment Dumbing Down E-representation/E-politics Electoral professionalism Emotionalisation Framing Globalisation Hegemonic Model Ideology Image Information Subsidies Infotainment Legitimacy/Legitimisation Manufactured Consent Media-Centred Democracy Media Effects Mediatisation Message/Messages Negativity News Management News Values Packaging Permanent Campaigning Political Advertising Political Marketing Popular Culture Populism Propaganda Pseudo-Events Public Relations Democracy Public Sphere Representation Rhetoric Segmentation Soundbite/Soundbite Culture Source-Reporter Relations Spin/Spin-Doctor Technological Determinism Terrorism Uses and Gratifications Theory Virtual Politics/Virtual Communities