Definition of dealignment in English:



  • See dealign

    • ‘While the decline in party identification suggests there may have been a dealignment in American politics, voting behaviour suggest there has not.’
    • ‘There are 17 million who did not vote in last year's election - showing a dealignment, rather than a realignment.’
    • ‘The European results demonstrate the dealignment of political loyalties that has been accelerating under New Labour.’
    • ‘Key focus areas are voter turnout and participation, group voting behavior, the expansion of suffrage, and political realignment and dealignment.’
    • ‘Following dealignment in Western countries, voters came to cast their ballots based on their assessment of the incumbent government's performance, so that changing government became a way of punishing ruling parties.’