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Key Concepts in Political Communication

Key Concepts in Political Communication

Darren G Lilleker


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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.

Table of Contents

Section Title Page Action Price
1. Introduction 1
Geert Diemer and Frans P. Huibers
2. Signposts of struggle: pipe outlets as the material interface
between water users and the state in a large-scale irrigation
system in South India 11
Peter P. Mollinga and Alex Bolding
3. Intervention in irrigation water division in Bali, Indonesia:
a case of farmers' circumvention of modern technology 34
Lucas Horst
4. The materialization of water rights: hydraulic property in
the extension and rehabilitation of two irrigation systems in
Bolivia 53
Gerben Gerbrandy and Paul Hoogendam
5. Religion and local water rights versus land owners and
state: irrigation in Izucar de Matamoros (west bank),
Mexico 73
Marc Nederlof and Eric van Wayjen
6. Rehabilitation of a farmer-managed system in Izucar de
Matamoros (east bank): two interpretations of technical
concepts 90
Timen Eilander
7. From allocation to distribution: operational rules in a
communal irrigation system in Northern Portugal 101
Paul Hoogendam, Adri van den Dries, Jose Portela, Moniek
Stam and Julia Carvalho
8. Effects of a technical intervention programme on water
distribution and water use 116
Adri van den Dries, Paul Hoogendam and Jose Portela
9. Designing for fanner management in the Senegal river
valley 128
Ibrahima Dia, Geert Diemer, Wim F. van Driel and
Frans P. Huibers