dealignment dealignment

Definition(s):

  • (n) a process whereby voters are moved toward nonpartisanship thus weakening the structure of political parties

Usage(s):

  1. Journalese is rich in mystic nouns: gentrification, quichification, greenmail, dealignment, watershed elections and apron strings (the political coattails of a female candidate).
  2. Lo Chih-cheng, professor of political science at Taipei's Soochow University, predicts a "dealignment and then realignment" of the KMT with some pro-Soong forces .

Quotes

  • "If it is perceived that the nomination was stolen from Obama, we will see a fundamental dealignment of blacks in the Democratic Party," Taylor said. "They would take a step back and punish Hillary Clinton. And no Democrat has been elected...
    on Apr 24, 2008 By: James Taylor Source: Black America Web

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