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Title:Structural models and African kingdoms: some aspects of a case study
Author:McCaskie, T.C.ISNI
Periodical:Ghana Journal of Sociology
Geographic term:Ghana
Subject:traditional polities
Abstract:Concerned with the application of some aspects of a relatively detailed knowledge of one African political system - Asante government prior to the imposition of British colonial rule - to the picture of it which emerges from a generalised structural model. The model is one constructed on an examination of the composition of political elites, restricted to three methods of recruitment to political office, and illustrating some aspects of the political process related to these three methods of recruitment. Though this is primarily a model for the study of the political process, military and economic variables have been utilised. These variables are selective choices, and in the application of the model other factors which Lloyd suggests, next to the four variables which he has selected to operate on his models, are chosen, such as conquest, as being more relevant to Asante political experience. Ref.