1972 年 22 巻 3 号 p. 2-16
This paper is a preliminary essay on the theory of Afro-Asian societies from the viewpoint of political sociology. The study of developing nations is important for two reasons. One is practical ; the other is theoretical. What shall Afro-Asian people do to modernize their societies? How might we settle the north-south problem? Can established western theories be used to analyze the various phenomena in Afro-Asian societies? What concepts or framework could we develop for this analyses?
One of the basic problems in sociology is interest diversification and integration in society. Starting with this basic premise some concepts and a suitable framework were developed to analyze political societies. In addition the problem of political integration was attacked. It was necessary to analyze the kind of political integration pursued by different people and means in each society. From empirical studies theories of political systems and analyses of the relationships between interest diversification and political integration could be developed. Using the political thoughts and idologies of African political leaders as case studies, the relationships between interest diversification and and integration, specifically political participation and mobilization, was considered.