Does land quality increase the power of traditional leaders in contemporary Africa?

The Journal of Politics Vol/Iss. 85(1) The University of Chicago Press Published In Pages: 334-339
By Baldwin, Kate, Ricart-Huguet, Joan


Higher land quality will predict more influence by traditional leaders in Sub-Saharan African countries.


Traditional leader's participation in land allotment (p<.05); solving land disputes (p< .01); overall influence (p<.1)


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Ordinary least square regressionSupportedSee noteUNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Land qualityIndependentSoil, Land Use
Traditional leader's roleDependentStatus, Role, And Prestige, Community Heads