Origins of Early Democracy

American Political Science Review Vol/Iss. 114(2) American Political Science Association Published In Pages: 502-518
By Ahmed, Ali T., Stasavage, David


Local and central councils serve as alternatives to one another in dealing with informational asymmetries.


The crux of this idea is that adding a local council where there is already a central council or vice versa no longer correlates with caloric variability.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Multiple RegressionSupportedp<.05, p<.01UNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Caloric VariabilityIndependentSoil, Production And Supply
Local CouncilsDependent/IndependentCommunity Councils
Central CouncilsDependent/IndependentDeliberative Councils