Legal evolution and societal complexity

American Journal of Sociology Vol/Iss. 70 Published In Pages: 159-169
By Schwartz, Richard D., Miller, James C.


"Societies that lack mediation . . . appear to be the simplest societies. None of them has writing or any substantial degree of specialization" (165)


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Guttman scale, chi squareSupportedp<.001UNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Level Of Societal EvolutionDependentUrban And Rural Life
MediationIndependentJudicial Authority