Definition of Dealignment
1. Noun. A process whereby voters are moved toward nonpartisanship thus weakening the structure of political parties.
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Literary usage of Dealignment
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The New Detente: Rethinking East-West Relations by Mary Kaldor, Gerard Holden, Richard A. Falk (1989)
"In Europe, a successful new detente would mean a demilitarized peaceful Europe based on political and military dealignment from the superpowers and an ..."
2. States, Markets, and Just Growth: Development in the Twenty-first Century by Atul Kohli, Chung-in Moon, Georg Sørensen (2003)
"... for political parties, these trends constitute strong evidence of electoral dealignment and alienation in most, if not all, countries in the region. ..."
3. The Shape of the New Europe by Gregory F. Treverton (1992)
"Ultimately, as the new democracies follow a path from dealignment to Europeanization, the intensified integration and cooperation of an increasingly ..."
4. Europe: Dimensions of Peace by Björn Hettne (1988)
"Raimo Vayrynen,'Neutrality, dealignment and Political Order in Europe, paper delivered to the World Congress of the International Political Science ..."
5. Fertility: Current South African Issues of Poverty, HIV/AIDS & Youth ...by Human Sciences Research Council, Human Sciences Research Council (Hsre, South Africa Dept. of Social Development by Human Sciences Research Council, Human Sciences Research Council (Hsre, South Africa Dept. of Social Development (2003)
"7 Although it has become almost a cliche to declare that class is less important in post-industrial society, and to use such terms as 'class dealignment' or ..."