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
201 World 132 National Morris P. Fiorina

Morris P. Fiorina

Stanford University, United States
D-index 40 Citations 28,173 73
202 World 28 National Peter Taylor-Gooby

Peter Taylor-Gooby

University of Kent, United Kingdom
D-index 40 Citations 9,283 166
203 World 131 National John H. Aldrich

John H. Aldrich

Duke University, United States
D-index 40 Citations 13,113 104
204 World 133 National Guillermo O'Donnell

Guillermo O'Donnell

University of Notre Dame, United States
D-index 40 Citations 14,929 53
205 World 6 National Thomas Risse

Thomas Risse

Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
D-index 40 Citations 19,603 104
206 World 134 National Gregory A. Caldeira

Gregory A. Caldeira

The Ohio State University, United States
D-index 40 Citations 9,865 65
207 World 136 National Austin Sarat

Austin Sarat

Amherst College, United States
D-index 40 Citations 6,983 155
208 World 135 National Kaare Strøm

Kaare Strøm

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 40 Citations 15,234 83
209 World 29 National Ian Budge

Ian Budge

University of Essex, United Kingdom
D-index 40 Citations 13,862 101
210 World 137 National Simon Johnson

Simon Johnson

MIT, United States
D-index 39 Citations 64,256 81
211 World 138 National Jeffrey L. Brudney

Jeffrey L. Brudney

University of North Carolina Wilmington, United States
D-index 39 Citations 8,405 115
212 World 139 National Scott Burris

Scott Burris

Temple University, United States
D-index 39 Citations 5,590 168
213 World 140 National John Gastil

John Gastil

Pennsylvania State University, United States
D-index 39 Citations 8,291 113
214 World 141 National Thomas G. Weiss

Thomas G. Weiss

The Graduate Center, CUNY, United States
D-index 39 Citations 9,767 163
215 World 6 National Mark N. Franklin

Mark N. Franklin

European University Institute, Italy
D-index 39 Citations 12,592 107
216 World 143 National Edward D. Mansfield

Edward D. Mansfield

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 39 Citations 15,227 75
217 World 142 National Philip Keefer

Philip Keefer

Inter-American Development Bank, United States
D-index 39 Citations 34,955 96
218 World 144 National Paul M. Sniderman

Paul M. Sniderman

Stanford University, United States
D-index 39 Citations 14,238 71
219 World 4 National Christian Joppke

Christian Joppke

University of Bern, Switzerland
D-index 39 Citations 13,692 89
220 World 2 National Wolfgang C. Müller

Wolfgang C. Müller

University of Vienna, Austria
D-index 39 Citations 10,337 140
221 World 145 National Michael McFaul

Michael McFaul

Stanford University, United States
D-index 39 Citations 8,300 121
222 World 7 National Rens Vliegenthart

Rens Vliegenthart

University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
D-index 38 Citations 6,095 121
223 World 146 National Frank Dobbin

Frank Dobbin

Harvard University, United States
D-index 38 Citations 15,196 90
224 World 147 National Robert J. MacCoun

Robert J. MacCoun

Stanford University, United States
D-index 38 Citations 7,877 101
225 World 148 National Stephen Knack

Stephen Knack

World Bank, United States
D-index 38 Citations 36,355 79
226 World 149 National Paul A. Sabatier

Paul A. Sabatier

University of California, Davis, United States
D-index 38 Citations 40,287 51
227 World 30 National Patrick Dunleavy

Patrick Dunleavy

London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
D-index 38 Citations 19,049 144
228 World 31 National Rachel Gibson

Rachel Gibson

University of Manchester, United Kingdom
D-index 38 Citations 6,125 108
229 World 2 National Jon Pierre

Jon Pierre

University of Gothenburg, Sweden
D-index 38 Citations 20,041 133
230 World 150 National Steven Levitsky

Steven Levitsky

Harvard University, United States
D-index 38 Citations 29,425 68
231 World 151 National Geoffrey P. Alpert

Geoffrey P. Alpert

University of South Carolina, United States
D-index 37 Citations 5,397 116
232 World 152 National Paul F. Diehl

Paul F. Diehl

The University of Texas at Dallas, United States
D-index 37 Citations 7,645 116
233 World 3 National Johan P. Olsen

Johan P. Olsen

University of Oslo, Norway
D-index 37 Citations 25,627 67
234 World 154 National David Vogel

David Vogel

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 37 Citations 15,208 71
235 World 7 National Thomas Faist

Thomas Faist

Bielefeld University, Germany
D-index 37 Citations 12,970 138
236 World 153 National Michael Tonry

Michael Tonry

University of Minnesota, United States
D-index 37 Citations 13,765 134
237 World 7 National Martin Rhodes

Martin Rhodes

European University Institute, Italy
D-index 37 Citations 7,887 71
238 World 155 National James N. Rosenau

James N. Rosenau

George Washington University, United States
D-index 37 Citations 12,159 91
239 World 156 National Robert Huckfeldt

Robert Huckfeldt

University of California, Davis, United States
D-index 37 Citations 13,431 67
240 World 157 National Alastair Smith

Alastair Smith

New York University, United States
D-index 37 Citations 22,177 72
241 World 158 National Mitchell A. Seligson

Mitchell A. Seligson

Vanderbilt University, United States
D-index 37 Citations 7,076 85
242 World 159 National Erik Olin Wright

Erik Olin Wright

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
D-index 36 Citations 23,446 81
243 World 32 National Frank A. Cowell

Frank A. Cowell

London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
D-index 36 Citations 9,649 117
244 World 160 National Mildred E. Warner

Mildred E. Warner

Cornell University, United States
D-index 36 Citations 7,949 92
245 World 33 National Tim Newburn

Tim Newburn

London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
D-index 36 Citations 7,571 127
246 World 161 National Gary D. Libecap

Gary D. Libecap

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
D-index 36 Citations 10,003 127
247 World 163 National Joshua A. Tucker

Joshua A. Tucker

New York University, United States
D-index 36 Citations 8,319 101
248 World 162 National Arthur Lupia

Arthur Lupia

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 36 Citations 13,477 96
249 World 164 National Peter J. May

Peter J. May

University of Washington, United States
D-index 36 Citations 8,601 59
250 World 34 National Francis G. Castles

Francis G. Castles

University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
D-index 36 Citations 11,835 89
251 World 165 National Robert D. Cooter

Robert D. Cooter

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 36 Citations 17,416 125
252 World 166 National Michael Bratton

Michael Bratton

Michigan State University, United States
D-index 36 Citations 14,337 78
253 World 35 National Simon Deakin

Simon Deakin

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 36 Citations 6,728 196
254 World 3 National Hajo G. Boomgaarden

Hajo G. Boomgaarden

University of Vienna, Austria
D-index 36 Citations 7,875 109
255 World 167 National Mark A. Pollack

Mark A. Pollack

Temple University, United States
D-index 36 Citations 11,388 95
256 World 168 National Bruce Western

Bruce Western

Columbia University, United States
D-index 35 Citations 19,317 60
257 World 169 National Jack Andrew Goldstone

Jack Andrew Goldstone

George Mason University, United States
D-index 35 Citations 9,804 94
258 World 8 National Lars P. Feld

Lars P. Feld

Walter Eucken Institut, Germany
D-index 35 Citations 11,592 133
259 World 170 National Kathleen Hall Jamieson

Kathleen Hall Jamieson

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 35 Citations 16,575 124
260 World 171 National Ronald Weitzer

Ronald Weitzer

George Washington University, United States
D-index 35 Citations 10,452 69
261 World 9 National Beate Kohler-Koch

Beate Kohler-Koch

University of Mannheim, Germany
D-index 35 Citations 7,989 86
262 World 36 National Philip N. Howard

Philip N. Howard

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 35 Citations 10,003 84
263 World 172 National Robert H. Bates

Robert H. Bates

Harvard University, United States
D-index 35 Citations 18,163 114
264 World 5 National Lars-Erik Cederman

Lars-Erik Cederman

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 35 Citations 11,963 60
265 World 173 National James D. Morrow

James D. Morrow

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 35 Citations 42,209 55
266 World 174 National Benjamin I. Page

Benjamin I. Page

Northwestern University, United States
D-index 35 Citations 17,246 71
267 World 175 National Jack Snyder

Jack Snyder

Columbia University, United States
D-index 35 Citations 13,420 90
268 World 3 National Eva Sørensen

Eva Sørensen

Roskilde University, Denmark
D-index 35 Citations 11,728 130
269 World 176 National Paul Pierson

Paul Pierson

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 35 Citations 56,949 61
270 World 38 National Matthew Flinders

Matthew Flinders

University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
D-index 35 Citations 7,159 135
271 World 37 National Mary Kaldor

Mary Kaldor

London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
D-index 35 Citations 18,374 137
272 World 177 National Matthew Soberg Shugart

Matthew Soberg Shugart

University of California, Davis, United States
D-index 35 Citations 17,466 68
273 World 178 National Vito Tanzi

Vito Tanzi

United Way, United States
D-index 34 Citations 11,918 91
274 World 179 National Susan Welch

Susan Welch

Pennsylvania State University, United States
D-index 34 Citations 9,638 109
275 World 180 National Michael Woolcock

Michael Woolcock

World Bank, United States
D-index 34 Citations 27,070 101
276 World 6 National Thomas Bernauer

Thomas Bernauer

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 34 Citations 5,738 121
277 World 181 National William Julius Wilson

William Julius Wilson

Harvard University, United States
D-index 34 Citations 31,969 113
278 World 8 National Jonathan Zeitlin

Jonathan Zeitlin

University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
D-index 34 Citations 7,747 69
279 World 182 National Diana C. Mutz

Diana C. Mutz

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 34 Citations 13,233 63
280 World 183 National Harold D. Lasswell

Harold D. Lasswell

Yale University, United States
D-index 34 Citations 9,971 165
281 World 184 National John Wooldredge

John Wooldredge

University of Cincinnati, United States
D-index 34 Citations 4,047 78
282 World 39 National Helen Margetts

Helen Margetts

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 34 Citations 10,668 107
283 World 185 National Jeffry Frieden

Jeffry Frieden

Harvard University, United States
D-index 34 Citations 11,259 82
284 World 40 National David Howarth

David Howarth

University of Essex, United Kingdom
D-index 34 Citations 6,672 129
285 World 186 National John R. Hibbing

John R. Hibbing

University of Nebraska–Lincoln, United States
D-index 34 Citations 7,255 78
286 World 188 National A. Mitchell Polinsky

A. Mitchell Polinsky

Stanford University, United States
D-index 34 Citations 7,775 64
287 World 187 National Sally Engle Merry

Sally Engle Merry

New York University, United States
D-index 34 Citations 13,793 115
288 World 41 National Charles Pattie

Charles Pattie

University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
D-index 34 Citations 6,953 240
289 World 189 National Roger Waldinger

Roger Waldinger

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 34 Citations 16,860 90
290 World 190 National Jeffery J. Mondak

Jeffery J. Mondak

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 34 Citations 8,342 72
291 World 192 National Donald R. Kinder

Donald R. Kinder

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 34 Citations 26,747 45
292 World 191 National Jack Citrin

Jack Citrin

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 34 Citations 10,676 61
293 World 10 National Gunther Teubner

Gunther Teubner

Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
D-index 34 Citations 9,530 122
294 World 4 National Steven Van de Walle

Steven Van de Walle

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 34 Citations 5,937 155
295 World 193 National David J. Samuels

David J. Samuels

University of Minnesota, United States
D-index 34 Citations 7,536 73
296 World 194 National Ronald Dworkin

Ronald Dworkin

New York University, United States
D-index 34 Citations 20,680 95
297 World 195 National Mona Lena Krook

Mona Lena Krook

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, United States
D-index 34 Citations 8,706 80
298 World 9 National Philipp Pattberg

Philipp Pattberg

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
D-index 34 Citations 8,785 104
299 World 1 National David M. Farrell

David M. Farrell

University College Dublin, Ireland
D-index 34 Citations 9,359 122
300 World 1 National Kevin H. O'Rourke

Kevin H. O'Rourke

New York University Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
D-index 33 Citations 13,165 99

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