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  1. dealignment(noun)

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


  1. Dealignment

    Dealignment, in political science, is a trend or process whereby a large portion of the electorate abandons its previous partisan affiliation, without developing a new one to replace it. It is contrasted with realignment. Many scholars argue that the trends in elections in the United States over the last several decades are best characterized as dealignment. It is also believed the United Kingdom has become dealigned from social class over the past three decades.

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