dealignment


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a process whereby voters are moved toward nonpartisanship thus weakening the structure of political parties

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The process of dealignment and realignment took one or two decades in Western nations, and Narita deduces that the realignment of party support in Japan still has up to 10 years left to run.
A major party realignment occurred in the 1960s, mostly in the South, followed by a dealignment in the 1970s, especially among post-New Deal voters (Miller and Shanks 1996).
Dealignment is a more pressing concern now than it ever has been, with the number of voters identifying themselves with a political party in decline.
In other words, the authors argued that the declining fortunes of the Labour Party were not a result of class dealignment, but rather a result of the changing size of the respective classes.
The New Season neglects the difficult questions of, for example, dealignment, decomposition of the party system, the permanent campaign and its effects on governing, the influence of money, and the role of rising and declining elites.
The 1994 Aftershock: Dealignment or Realignment in the South.
And even the recent literature on the party systems in Europe has been much concerned with the partisan realignment and dealignment in those cases.
This dealignment of partisanship was most acutely experienced by the 1965 high school senior class that was repeatedly interviewed by the Socialization Study as it passed through the events of those decades (,Jennings and Niemi 1981).
Partisan dealignment among voters preceded and contributed to defections of lawmakers from the LDP and the formation of new political parties, which in turn facilitated electoral reform.
On separate accommodation and dealignment in peacetime, see Liska, Nations in Alliance, pp.
However, in all four cases the dust of party realignment and dealignment has not completely settled yet.
As Snyder notes, such restraint efforts can take a number of forms, including threatening dealignment or realignment if the ally does not cease its provocative behavior, threatening to withhold promised military support in a conflict provoked by the ally (without breaking the alliance itself), withholding diplomatic support from the ally in a particular dispute with the adversary (or threatening to do so), using consultations with the ally to persuade it to halt the problematic behavior, urging the ally to make concessions to the adversary as a means to reduce tensions, or offering incentives to the ally to alter its behavior.
In The south's new politics: Realignment and dealignment, edited by Robert Swanbrough.
While allowing for occasional disagreements regarding transition points, as well as ambiguity regarding dealignment, in this conception the advantaged party (e.
Skowronek's ideas seem to be related in rough fashion to cycles of political realignment and dealignment.