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Key Concepts in Political Communication

by Darren G Lilleker SAGE Publications Ltd
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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.

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

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