But other time patterns shape the presidential opportunity structure, too, including protracted secular political developments (such as voter dealignment
or sectional shifts in a party's center of gravity) and short-term fluctuations driven by events.
At the same time, however, long-term social trends, in particular urbanization, dealignment
of the electorate, and the rise of postmaterialism, were not reversed.
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.
Stanley, Southern Partisan Changes: Dealignment
, Realignment, or Both?
Written by academics from the US, UK, Canada, and Germany, chapters address the governance of Angela Merkel's "Grand Coalition" of parties in the pre-election period, evidence in the 2009 elections for long-term party dealignment
, the dismal results for the Social Democratic Party as a product of long-term political developments, coalitional dynamics before and after the election, party compliance with their voluntarily adopted gender quotas and possible contagion effects on parties without quotas, the impact of new technologies on political participation and turnout, and the role of foreign policy issues in the elections.
of the electorate was seen in the United States from the 1960s to 1970s and in Europe from the 1970s to 1980s.
LAMIS, SOUTHERN POLITICS IN THE 1990S (1999) [hereinafter LAMIS, SOUHTERN POLITICS]; Paul Allen Beck, The Dealignment
Era in America, in ELECTORAL CHANGE IN ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL DEMOCRACIES (Russell Dalton, Scott Flanagan & Paul Allen Beck eds.
The surface potential decrease (SPD) may arise from reasons that are not connected with the dealignment
of polar monomers and the relaxation of polymeric fragments.
Schell interprets this as part of the much-heralded dealignment
of American politics.
is visible in the consistent loss of voter support for the core parties and the growing number of swing voters (Tomsa 2010).