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The theory or practice of forming coalitions, especially of political groups or factions.

fu′sion·ist n.
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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the favouring of coalitions among political groups
ˈfusionist n, adj
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(ˈfyu ʒəˌnɪz əm)

the principle, policy, or practice of fusion in politics.
fu′sion•ist, n., adj.
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the quality of having a coalition between certain political parties. — fusionist, n.
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Kabaservice attributed their waning power to the "disintegration of the centrifugal [sic] forces that held together parties and movements in the past." Ideological coalitions have fragmented, dominant figures of the past like Buckley have been replaced with niche writers, and the conservative movement has largely strayed from the "fusionist" model that once bound it together, he said.