Practical, topical and theoretical, this book takes an original look at how politics is communicated around the world by politicians, governments and the media industries. It features use of international examples, and a broad coverage of a burgeoning area of study. It presents a truly engaging and readable style.From propaganda and protests to Marx and Obama, this book provides an engaging look at politics in the media. Historical detail and contemporary examples are used to explore essential theory and key research in the field. Topical and comprehensive, this book covers everything students need to know about the global world of political communication.