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  1. "The degree of power exercised by the maximal political authority is dependent on the number of structural levels of political teams within a political system" (157-158)Wirsing, Rolf - Political power and information: a cross-cultural study, 1973 - 2 Variables

    This article suggests that political executives' use of power is functionally related to the number of structural, hierarchical levels where political information is stored and retrieved. Empirical analysis supports this hypothesis, and relevant theory is discussed.

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  2. Over the general course of evolution during the past several thousand years [peaceful] borrowing has been at least as important a selection factor as has been [warlike] migration. Triads consisting of 1) base society 2) nearby society from different language family (borrowers) and 3) distant society from same language family as base society (migrators) were compared for eleven culture traits (209, 204)Naroll, Raoul - Borrowing versus migration as selection factors in cultural evolution, 1976 - 13 Variables

    This paper investigates two mechanisms of cultural evolution: peaceful diffusion and warlike migration. Two societies, one for each mechanism, were compared to a base society on 11 culture traits. Eight of the 11 traits diffused more readily through peaceful borrowing than through warlike migration. The authors conclude that eliminating warlike migration would slow cultural evolution but that peaceful borrowing is a favored mechanism for culture contact and change.

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