Accession Number : AD0725121

Title :   The Importance of Governmental Structure as a Taxonomic Scheme for Nations.

Descriptive Note : Research rept. for Jan 69,

Corporate Author : HAWAII UNIV HONOLULU DEPT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Phillips,Warren R. ; Hall,Dennis R.

Report Date : JAN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 64

Abstract : The goal of the study is to investigate the relationship between the structure of governmental regimes and other basic characteristics of nations. It is hoped that this form of analysis will be found useful in investigating the generalizability of classificatory or taxonomic schemes that appear quite frequently in the literature of both comparative politics and international relations. Two techniques are employed. The first ascertains the profiles of national groups on the 14 indicators of national attributes and 3 factor score variables of internal conflict. The second technique ascertains the maximum amount of correlation between linear combinations of the two sets of data -- Riggs' classification of nations and Rummel's marker variables of the basic dimensions of national attributes. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN), FACTOR ANALYSIS), (*POLITICAL SCIENCE, CLASSIFICATION), STATISTICAL PROCESSES, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY), CORRELATION TECHNIQUES

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE