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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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"Class Dealignment and the Neighbourhood effect: Miller Revisited." British Journal of Political Science 31 (1): 41-59.
Breaking bonds between political parties and voters (or what political scientists call "dealignment") has created a far more fluid political marketplace but also a more welcoming one for populists.
More than four in 10 Taiwanese identify themselves as independent voters, a sign of erosion in party loyalties and "partisan dealignment," according to a recent survey by the Taiwanese Public Opinion Foundation.
Social dealignment versus political frustration: Contrasting explanations of the floating vote in Germany.
Nor can it do much about long-term sociological processes like postmodernisation and partisan dealignment. In the rest of this paper, we suggest three ways forward.
(17) Abdul Rashid Moten, "Secular Dealignment and Party System in Malaysia", Japanese Journal of Political Science 14, no.
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.
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.
al Electoral Changes in Advanced Industrial Democracies: Realignment of Dealignment. Princeton: Princeton University Press.