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Of, relating to, or concerned with a single public issue, especially a controversial one, to the exclusion of all other issues: single-issue politics.
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Political parties are experiencing a temporary period of disfavor in this era of single-issue politics.
While it was liberals who invented single-issue politics in the 1960's, in the 1970's conservatives became a national political force by adopting the tactic and organizing millions of Americans around single, hot-button issues.
It's our job as lawyers--it's your job as the YLD, as the law students who are studying this profession--to get out and educate everyone you can on the importance of keeping politics out of our court system so that the most important system--in my opinion, the most important branch that is going to uphold the democracy of this country--will not be threatened by such single-issue politics.
M4C may deliver, but as a platform for community action, local, single-issue politics will feature more than unified national campaigns.
With debt ceiling drama, extremist and single-issue politics and sex scandals, there are plenty of reasons for the public to lack faith in elected officials, but our democracy cannot succeed without their strong leadership.
It tells everyone that LGBT people are willing to go beyond single-issue politics to actually affirm their unity with their fellow human beings.
Political commentators have been cogitating on the shift away from political parties towards single-issue politics for many years.
In their "Evangelical Manifesto," the signers also criticized the excesses of the Religious Right and call for "an expansion of concern beyond single-issue politics, such as abortion and marriage.
Mr Straw added: "Of more fundamental concern is the way the (American) funding laws could be contributing to the growth of single-issue politics.
After all, this is the self-indulgent world of single-issue politics.
Matti Salste, vice president of knowledge management at StoraEnso Packaging Boards, believes that such rules reflect the triumph of single-issue politics more than any real benefit to the environment.
Another key characteristic, demonstrated most articulately recently by the Woomera 2002 campaign, is the rejection of single-issue politics and an encouragement to `draw the connections' between different campaigns, to discover the root causes of the present malaise.