The relationship between economic and political development in nonindustrialized societies

Ethnology Vol/Iss. 2 Published In Pages: 228-248
By Ember, Melvin


This study investigates the role of economic development in facilitating political development in preindustrial societies, theorizing that the redistribution of resources is an important factor in this relationship. Results indicate that these two types of development have a curvilinear relationship, and the author concludes that economic development is a necessary but not sufficient cause of political development in preindustrial societies.

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