Interactivity and Political Communication: hypermedia campaigning in the UK.

Lilleker, D., 2014. Interactivity and Political Communication: hypermedia campaigning in the UK. Comunicacao Publica, 10 (18).

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Within this article we examine the adherence to the conventions of online communication and hypermedia campaigning techniques among European political parties using UK parties as a case study. Overall we find UK political parties adapting to the norms of online communication and a hypermedia campaign model. The Internet is also a feature of the permanent campaign and having a vibrant, frequently updated and interactive web presence is, almost, de rigueur, though sophistication is hindered by resources. One corollary may be that members feel closer to the party, though techniques for achieving this are explored to a greater extent by opposition parties rather than those of government suggesting campaigning norms prevail and there is little indication parties wish to relinquish any of the power over ‘doing’ politics.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:UK, interactivity, political communication, hypermedia campaign
Group:Media School
ID Code:23491
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:04 May 2016 13:38
Last Modified:04 May 2016 13:38


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