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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.
25) See, for example, Balkin and Levinson, "Understanding the Constitutional Revolution" (explaining the Court's federalism jurisprudence as a result of Republican party entrenchment); Mark Tushnet, The New Constitutional Order (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2003) (explaining the Court's jurisprudence in reference to electoral dealignment, divided government, and partisan polarization); and Christopher H.
Halstead's speech took a turn for the historical as he categorized those cycles in American history in which five elements have coincided to bring about a "redefinition of the social contract": extreme technological change, a profound shock to the system, change in demographics, great new periods of inequality and partisan dealignment.
Dealignment of the electorate was seen in the United States from the 1960s to 1970s and in Europe from the 1970s to 1980s.
1988 The South's New Politics: Realignment and Dealignment.
Declining voter turnout, increased cynicism about government, lower levels of party identification, weakening party structures, and more frequent ticket splitting have convinced many scholars that United States politics in recent decades has been marked by dealignment and party decay instead of realignment and party strength.
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.
There is little question that at least by the late 1960s the United States had entered a historically unusual period, which many have labeled a period of dealignment.
Dealignment implies that states vote according to their preferences on separate sets of issues without relying on stable geopolitical affiliations.
12) Political demobilisation is measured largely in terms of decline in voter turnout, party dealignment (and therefore declining party membership), and a decline in the number and membership of voluntary associations, such as trade unions and interest groups.
Generally, these works focus on the occurrence of partisan dealignment and realignment among the electorate.
1995 "Class Voting in Capitalist Democracies since World War II: Dealignment, Realignment, or Trendless Fluctuation?
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.
Any attempt to do this would be enriched by an understanding of the decreasing influence of class on political partisanship and the dealignment of voters from major parties (Dalton et al.
This explanation is also in line with conventional theories of class and partisan dealignment in Britain.
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