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Realignment and Dealignment: A Theoretical Background POLI 363: Southern Politics Fall 2009 Realignment and Dealignment How are they defined? Important characteristics of critical elections 10 Claims of Realignment Theory Three most important claims The 1928-1936 Realignment How did it happen? What did changed? Why is it important for Realignment and Dealignment: A Theoretical Background POLI 363: Southern Politics Fall 2009 October 28 and November 2
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Realignment and Dealignment: A Theoretical Background POLI 363: Southern Politics Fall 2009 Realignment and Dealignment How are they defined? Important characteristics of critical elections 10 Claims of Realignment Theory Three most important claims The 1928-1936 Realignment How did it happen? What did changed? Why is it important for Outline 1 Realignment and Dealignment How are they defined? Important characteristics of critical elections 2 10 Claims of Realignment Theory Three most important claims 3 The 1928-1936 Realignment How did it happen? What did changed? Why is it important for southern politics?
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Realignment and Dealignment: A Theoretical Background POLI 363: Southern Politics Fall 2009 Realignment and Dealignment How are they defined? Important characteristics of critical elections 10 Claims of Realignment Theory Three most important claims The 1928-1936 Realignment How did it happen? What did changed? Why is it important for Dealignment A critical dealignment occurs when the overall importance of partisanship declines and the strength of partisan attachments become weaker within the electorate. The relationship between party identification and vote choice weakens. 1970’s and the rise of candidate-centered politics Are we in a period of dealignment today?
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Realignment and Dealignment: A Theoretical Background POLI 363: Southern Politics Fall 2009 Realignment and Dealignment How are they defined? Important characteristics of critical elections 10 Claims of Realignment Theory Three most important claims The 1928-1936 Realignment How did it happen? What did changed? Why is it important for Realignment A critical realignment occurs when partisanship is reinvigorated and attachments to political parties become more important in the electorate. Significance of critical elections
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Realignment and Dealignment: A Theoretical Background POLI 363: Southern Politics Fall 2009 Realignment and Dealignment How are they defined? Important characteristics of critical elections 10 Claims of Realignment Theory Three most important claims The 1928-1936 Realignment How did it happen? What did changed? Why is it important for What are critical elections? (Key 1955)
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Realignment and Dealignment: A Theoretical Background POLI 363: Southern Politics Fall 2009 Realignment and Dealignment How are they defined? Important characteristics of critical elections 10 Claims of Realignment Theory Three most important claims The 1928-1936 Realignment How did it happen? What did changed?
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