Best Law and Political Science Scientists

The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of top Law and Political Science scientists is based on data collected from Microsoft Academic Graph on December 6th, 2021. Position in the ranking is based on a scientist's D-index (Discipline H-index), which only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline. Show more

Our best scientists ranking is a reliable list of leading scientists from the area of Law and Political Science, based on a meticulous examination of 166,880 scientists on Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Law and Political Science, over 3,028 profiles were examined.

The D-index threshold for approving a scholar to be considered is set to 20 if most of their publications are in the field of Law and Political Science. The inclusion criteria for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the given discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for listing top scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers estimated for each discipline whilst ensuring that the top 1% of leading scientists are considered into the ranking. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist's general H-index and their D-index.

Because the main goal is to ensure that only genuine researchers are included in the ranking we believe that numbers are never meant to be an absolute measure to quantify the contributions of scientists. This is why we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. Even though it’s not a metric defining a scientist’s position in the ranking, the amount of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given discipline. Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index using data compiled from Microsoft Graph, which is the most prominent and well-established bibliometric database of this type available to the scientific community. A detailed definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page .

Our aim is to inspire scholars, entrepreneurs, and decision-makers worldwide to explore where leading experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the entire scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.

World
National
Scholar
D-Index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines.
Citations
Publications
101 World 5 National Peter Mair

Peter Mair

European University Institute, Italy
D-index 51 Citations 22,968 117
102 World 64 National M. Kent Jennings

M. Kent Jennings

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
D-index 51 Citations 17,574 87
103 World 14 National Claudio M. Radaelli

Claudio M. Radaelli

University College London, United Kingdom
D-index 51 Citations 17,051 128
104 World 65 National Frank R. Baumgartner

Frank R. Baumgartner

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
D-index 51 Citations 30,322 125
105 World 1 National Per Lægreid

Per Lægreid

University of Bergen, Norway
D-index 51 Citations 13,762 179
106 World 66 National Mark A. Lemley

Mark A. Lemley

Stanford University, United States
D-index 51 Citations 18,573 168
107 World 67 National Amitai Etzioni

Amitai Etzioni

George Washington University, United States
D-index 50 Citations 16,654 304
108 World 2 National Christopher Pollitt

Christopher Pollitt

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 50 Citations 19,876 122
109 World 68 National Michael Laver

Michael Laver

New York University, United States
D-index 50 Citations 20,893 150
110 World 69 National Richard D. Alba

Richard D. Alba

City University of New York, United States
D-index 50 Citations 27,468 104
111 World 15 National Christopher Hood

Christopher Hood

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 50 Citations 28,378 118
112 World 70 National Francis Fukuyama

Francis Fukuyama

Stanford University, United States
D-index 50 Citations 84,441 141
113 World 71 National W. Lance Bennett

W. Lance Bennett

University of Washington, United States
D-index 50 Citations 25,950 89
114 World 1 National Jeremy Moon

Jeremy Moon

Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
D-index 50 Citations 19,791 131
115 World 16 National Peter Newell

Peter Newell

University of Sussex, United Kingdom
D-index 50 Citations 11,572 131
116 World 72 National Vivien A. Schmidt

Vivien A. Schmidt

Boston University, United States
D-index 50 Citations 19,697 128
117 World 73 National Peter Reuter

Peter Reuter

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
D-index 49 Citations 10,596 164
118 World 74 National Thomas Pogge

Thomas Pogge

Yale University, United States
D-index 49 Citations 17,104 132
119 World 17 National Sara B. Hobolt

Sara B. Hobolt

London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
D-index 49 Citations 11,651 105
120 World 75 National Helmut K. Anheier

Helmut K. Anheier

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 48 Citations 16,074 159
121 World 3 National Erik-Hans Klijn

Erik-Hans Klijn

Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
D-index 48 Citations 20,466 109
122 World 76 National Amitav Acharya

Amitav Acharya

American University, United States
D-index 48 Citations 15,647 132
123 World 78 National Clyde Wilcox

Clyde Wilcox

Georgetown University, United States
D-index 48 Citations 8,997 156
124 World 77 National Cassia Spohn

Cassia Spohn

Arizona State University, United States
D-index 48 Citations 8,945 104
125 World 79 National Mathew D. McCubbins

Mathew D. McCubbins

Duke University, United States
D-index 48 Citations 29,152 119
126 World 2 National Tom Christensen

Tom Christensen

University of Oslo, Norway
D-index 48 Citations 12,885 174
127 World 80 National David M. Studdert

David M. Studdert

Stanford University, United States
D-index 47 Citations 12,885 168
128 World 81 National Robert D. Putnam

Robert D. Putnam

Harvard University, United States
D-index 47 Citations 170,747 105
129 World 18 National Barry Buzan

Barry Buzan

London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
D-index 47 Citations 47,186 156
130 World 82 National Sidney Verba

Sidney Verba

Harvard University, United States
D-index 47 Citations 86,122 128
131 World 19 National Tariq Modood

Tariq Modood

University of Bristol, United Kingdom
D-index 47 Citations 15,781 201
132 World 83 National Samuel P. Huntington

Samuel P. Huntington

Harvard University, United States
D-index 47 Citations 39,755 88
133 World 85 National Helen V. Milner

Helen V. Milner

Princeton University, United States
D-index 47 Citations 21,825 103
134 World 20 National Simon Hix

Simon Hix

London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
D-index 47 Citations 22,483 135
135 World 84 National Tom Ginsburg

Tom Ginsburg

University of Chicago, United States
D-index 47 Citations 10,147 213
136 World 86 National Bonnie S. Fisher

Bonnie S. Fisher

University of Cincinnati, United States
D-index 46 Citations 14,008 122
137 World 87 National Nancy Birdsall

Nancy Birdsall

Center for Global Development, United States
D-index 46 Citations 11,079 118
138 World 88 National David O. Sears

David O. Sears

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 46 Citations 18,156 74
139 World 89 National Bryan D. Jones

Bryan D. Jones

City University of New York, United States
D-index 46 Citations 28,043 89
140 World 90 National Arend Lijphart

Arend Lijphart

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 46 Citations 28,734 102
141 World 91 National Susan Rose-Ackerman

Susan Rose-Ackerman

Yale University, United States
D-index 46 Citations 20,967 142
142 World 92 National Robert S. Erikson

Robert S. Erikson

Columbia University, United States
D-index 46 Citations 15,918 97
143 World 4 National Arjen Boin

Arjen Boin

Leiden University, Netherlands
D-index 46 Citations 12,539 113
144 World 94 National Herbert Kitschelt

Herbert Kitschelt

Duke University, United States
D-index 46 Citations 23,591 87
145 World 93 National David A. Lake

David A. Lake

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 46 Citations 18,139 107
146 World 95 National Geoffrey Garrett

Geoffrey Garrett

Yale University, United States
D-index 46 Citations 20,267 57
147 World 1 National Simplice A. Asongu

Simplice A. Asongu

African Governance and Development Institute, Cameroon
D-index 45 Citations 6,889 297
148 World 96 National Adam Przeworski

Adam Przeworski

New York University, United States
D-index 45 Citations 39,754 96
149 World 97 National Charles F. Sabel

Charles F. Sabel

Columbia University, United States
D-index 45 Citations 20,158 77
150 World 98 National Aaron Wildavsky

Aaron Wildavsky

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 45 Citations 22,707 131
151 World 99 National John C. Campbell

John C. Campbell

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 45 Citations 8,154 330
152 World 100 National Jeremy Waldron

Jeremy Waldron

New York University, United States
D-index 45 Citations 10,839 173
153 World 5 National Paul 't Hart

Paul 't Hart

Utrecht University, Netherlands
D-index 45 Citations 10,500 150
154 World 101 National James L. Perry

James L. Perry

Indiana University, United States
D-index 44 Citations 19,072 122
155 World 5 National David Marsh

David Marsh

University of Canberra, Australia
D-index 44 Citations 19,435 113
156 World 103 National Scott Mainwaring

Scott Mainwaring

University of Notre Dame, United States
D-index 44 Citations 18,836 86
157 World 102 National Sidney Tarrow

Sidney Tarrow

Cornell University, United States
D-index 44 Citations 23,884 102
158 World 3 National Stefaan Walgrave

Stefaan Walgrave

University of Antwerp, Belgium
D-index 44 Citations 9,682 127
159 World 104 National Stuart Soroka

Stuart Soroka

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 44 Citations 12,534 98
160 World 3 National Frank Esser

Frank Esser

University of Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 44 Citations 9,584 111
161 World 1 National Bryan W. Husted

Bryan W. Husted

Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, Mexico
D-index 44 Citations 11,744 81
162 World 4 National Dietlind Stolle

Dietlind Stolle

McGill University, Canada
D-index 44 Citations 13,424 80
163 World 105 National Christopher Wlezien

Christopher Wlezien

The University of Texas at Austin, United States
D-index 44 Citations 10,190 111
164 World 21 National Oliver P. Richmond

Oliver P. Richmond

University of Manchester, United Kingdom
D-index 44 Citations 10,618 143
165 World 106 National Cas Mudde

Cas Mudde

University of Georgia, United States
D-index 44 Citations 27,260 110
166 World 107 National Richard C. Feiock

Richard C. Feiock

Florida State University, United States
D-index 43 Citations 8,078 138
167 World 108 National Kenneth A. Shepsle

Kenneth A. Shepsle

Harvard University, United States
D-index 43 Citations 19,172 104
168 World 22 National Joseph Raz

Joseph Raz

King's College London, United Kingdom
D-index 43 Citations 13,484 119
169 World 109 National Harold D. Clarke

Harold D. Clarke

The University of Texas at Dallas, United States
D-index 43 Citations 9,590 179
170 World 23 National Colin Hay

Colin Hay

University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
D-index 43 Citations 14,300 146
171 World 110 National Rubén G. Rumbaut

Rubén G. Rumbaut

University of California, Irvine, United States
D-index 43 Citations 32,724 112
172 World 24 National Paul Whiteley

Paul Whiteley

University of Essex, United Kingdom
D-index 43 Citations 11,309 144
173 World 111 National Robert A. Dahl

Robert A. Dahl

Yale University, United States
D-index 43 Citations 32,078 78
174 World 112 National Shaun Bowler

Shaun Bowler

University of California, Riverside, United States
D-index 43 Citations 8,374 147
175 World 114 National Wesley G. Skogan

Wesley G. Skogan

Northwestern University, United States
D-index 42 Citations 14,427 99
176 World 113 National Richard Tewksbury

Richard Tewksbury

University of Louisville, United States
D-index 42 Citations 6,405 140
177 World 115 National Stephen Ansolabehere

Stephen Ansolabehere

Harvard University, United States
D-index 42 Citations 13,454 120
178 World 25 National Kristian Skrede Gleditsch

Kristian Skrede Gleditsch

University of Essex, United Kingdom
D-index 42 Citations 15,446 108
179 World 6 National Brian Dollery

Brian Dollery

University of New England, Australia
D-index 42 Citations 7,249 385
180 World 116 National Gary LaFree

Gary LaFree

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
D-index 42 Citations 7,613 102
181 World 117 National David D. Laitin

David D. Laitin

Stanford University, United States
D-index 42 Citations 27,964 125
182 World 118 National William M. Landes

William M. Landes

University of Chicago, United States
D-index 42 Citations 23,193 70
183 World 6 National Ruud Koopmans

Ruud Koopmans

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
D-index 42 Citations 16,706 80
184 World 119 National George Tsebelis

George Tsebelis

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 42 Citations 24,368 74
185 World 2 National Jacob Torfing

Jacob Torfing

Roskilde University, Denmark
D-index 42 Citations 15,638 140
186 World 120 National Paul E. Peterson

Paul E. Peterson

Harvard University, United States
D-index 42 Citations 9,979 216
187 World 1 National Ziya Öniş

Ziya Öniş

Koç University, Turkey
D-index 42 Citations 6,976 80
188 World 121 National Jeffrey A. Segal

Jeffrey A. Segal

Stony Brook University, United States
D-index 42 Citations 15,702 73
189 World 26 National Jonathan Jackson

Jonathan Jackson

London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
D-index 41 Citations 10,285 109
190 World 122 National Joe R. Feagin

Joe R. Feagin

Texas A&M University, United States
D-index 41 Citations 23,126 102
191 World 124 National Peter J. Katzenstein

Peter J. Katzenstein

Cornell University, United States
D-index 41 Citations 14,162 79
192 World 123 National Franklin E. Zimring

Franklin E. Zimring

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 41 Citations 10,324 144
193 World 125 National Robert Jervis

Robert Jervis

Columbia University, United States
D-index 41 Citations 14,099 126
194 World 5 National Dirk Matten

Dirk Matten

York University, Canada
D-index 41 Citations 24,106 102
195 World 126 National Alan I. Abramowitz

Alan I. Abramowitz

Emory University, United States
D-index 41 Citations 10,407 80
196 World 127 National Lee Epstein

Lee Epstein

Washington University in St. Louis, United States
D-index 41 Citations 13,917 112
197 World 128 National Andrew Moravcsik

Andrew Moravcsik

Princeton University, United States
D-index 41 Citations 29,170 80
198 World 27 National Timothy J. Hatton

Timothy J. Hatton

University of Essex, United Kingdom
D-index 40 Citations 10,592 102
199 World 129 National R. Michael Alvarez

R. Michael Alvarez

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 40 Citations 8,471 140
200 World 130 National Lester M. Salamon

Lester M. Salamon

Johns Hopkins University, United States
D-index 40 Citations 22,632 105

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