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 power for pre-colonial non-African political leaders, but will not predict any relationship in sub-Saharan Africa.


All three African models have p values greater than 0.1, but one of the three non-African models has a p value lower than 0.05 (but the two additional models, with different controls, do not support this relationship).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Ordinary Least Square RegressionSupport Claimedp<.05UNKNOWNUNKNOWN


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