Democratization • Vol/Iss. N/A • Informa UK • London • Published In • Pages: 1-24 •
Specific political institutions and leadership positions will be correlated with the democraticness of traditional political systems in Africa.
The variables presence of a chief (-0.79, p<0.01), king (-0.53, p<0.05), elders (0.58, p<0.05), and segmentary lineages (-0.47, p<0.1) were all significantly correlated with democraticness. Presence of important elders (and, negatively, councils of elders) were significantly and positively correlated with democraticness.
|Multivariate regression||Partially supported||Multiple||Multiple||Two-tailed|
|Variable Name||Variable Type||OCM Term(s)|
|Chief||Independent||Districts, Chief Executive|
|Segment||Independent||Lineages, Bilineal Kin Groups|
|Kinship||Independent||Rule Of Descent|
|Council||Independent||Community Councils, Towns, Deliberative Councils|
|Democraticness||Dependent||Community Councils, Community Heads, Districts, Form And Rules Of Government, Provinces, Towns|