Article

Towards a critical political marketing agenda?

Citation

Moufahim M & Lim M (2009) Towards a critical political marketing agenda?. Journal of Marketing Management, 25 (7-8), pp. 763-776. https://doi.org/10.1362/026725709x471613

Abstract
This paper conceptualises political marketing as a field which needs to engage more deeply with the symbolic and discursive insights of critical theory in order to advance significantly beyond its current theoretical and empirical parameters. Although the marketing theories and concepts which have influenced this growing sub-discipline have been applied productively to the marketing of political parties (and, more broadly, to the processes of democratic governance), political marketing scholars now recognise the need to stretch both its theoretical and practical boundaries in order to promote a more inclusive research agenda. This paper reviews some of these concerns, analyses their strengths and weaknesses and proposes a "critical turn" for the field of political marketing based on critical theories of consumption, production and difference.

Keywords
critical political marketing; marketing theory; critical theories

Journal
Journal of Marketing Management: Volume 25, Issue 7-8

StatusPublished
Publication date31/12/2009
Publication date online28/02/2010
Date accepted by journal01/06/1900
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/28364
PublisherInforma UK Limited
ISSN0267-257X
eISSN1472-1376