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Key Concepts in Political Communication
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Key Concepts in Political Communication



February 2006 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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.

 
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

A well written textbook detailing political marketing concepts.

Mr Michael Parsons
Faculty of Business and Society, University of South Wales
January 6, 2015

Nice concise review of concepts to complement original scholarship in the field.

Ms Shawn Snidow
Communication Studies Dept, Marshall University
April 3, 2012

I thought that I have posted my feedback long ago! In any case, this is a comprehensive reference volume that will enable student to quickly contextualize political communication. Unfortunately, I moved from Warwick to UWE (Bristol) and was not able to adopt it. However, at the moment I am in the process of validating a Pol Com module for the (2010-11 year) at UWE and, if approved, I will surely adopt this book as supplementary reading. (Please edit accordingly if comments published).

Dr Jose Caballero
Political Science , Warwick University
November 12, 2009

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