abstentionism


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abstentionism

(æbˈstɛnʃənɪzəm)
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the policy of withholding one's vote or refusing to participate in some other aspect of the political process
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Still, some public-opinion polls suggest that abstentionism might not be as high as some analysts anticipate.
The strike in the collieries was part of a larger wave of workplace action against the abstentionism of union leaderships and part of a longer trajectory of militant action.
In his repeated efforts to reduce the country's chronic abstentionism (on Nov.
With the tragic exception of the Omagh bombing, one of the current Provisional-leadership's successes has been the manner in which it has managed to prevent widespread and sustained political or paramilitary splits in its ranks since 1986 when, in response to the Provisionals' decision to abandon electoral abstentionism, former Sinn Fein president Ruairi O Bralaigh and a small minority left the party to form "Republican Sinn Fein.
Andrade reserves his severest criticisms for last, lamenting the Modernists' hedonist individualism and abstentionism, and their irresponsible failure to engage 'socio-politically' with the pressing realities of the day.
Republican Sinn Fein, led by O Bradaigh's father, also Ruairi, formed after the divisive Sinn Fein ard fheis of 1986, which saw members agree to abandon the policy of abstentionism and take seats in the Dail.
RSF was formed after the divisive Sinn Fein Ard Fheis in 1986 which saw members agree to abandon the policy of abstentionism and take seats as elected representatives in Dublin and later the Stormont Assembly.
Together such phenomena might be said to represent an entrenched scepticism, even hostility, toward politics (an abstentionism obscured in the Australian system by compulsory voting), and the attempts and development of means to redeem politics--in other words, a continued investment in and experimentation with that same system.
In 1986 he threw his weight behind the Adams-McGuinness leadership and their proposal to end abstentionism in the Irish Republic.
Certainly, Bordiga sensed enough danger in the syndicalist attraction to warn his youthful compatriots against syndicalist-inspired abstentionism before the 1913 general elections.
with unemployment and without unemployment, with debate and without debate, with significant abstentionism and showers of voters, with fraud and without fraud, no matter what, there stands the PRI with its clean sweep.