dealignment


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de·a·lign

 (dē′ə-līn′)
intr. & tr.v. de·a·ligned, de·a·lign·ing, de·a·ligns
To end or cause to end one's association with a political party.

de′a·lign′ment n.
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Noun1.dealignment - a process whereby voters are moved toward nonpartisanship thus weakening the structure of political parties
physical process, process - a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states; "events now in process"; "the process of calcification begins later for boys than for girls"
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Except for one report (Asher Arian, Nir Atman, and Yael Hadar's The 2006's Israel Democracy Index: Auditing Israeli Democracy: Changes in Israel's Political Party System: Dealignment or Realignment), the chapter relies almost exclusively on newspaper articles.
At the same time, however, long-term social trends, in particular urbanization, dealignment of the electorate, and the rise of postmaterialism, were not reversed.
al Electoral Changes in Advanced Industrial Democracies: Realignment of Dealignment.
Cognitive Mobilization and Partisan Dealignment in Advanced Industrial Democracies.
After a series of political disappointments, supporters finally broke their silence and announced dealignment from the Islamic political society of Al Wefaq, the report said.
Instead, Obama's crossover votes among the younger electorate may represent a dealignment, meaning voters are becoming less wedded to any party.
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