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
301 World 196 National John O'Loughlin

John O'Loughlin

University of Colorado Boulder, United States
D-index 33 Citations 3,952 106
302 World 197 National Joan Petersilia

Joan Petersilia

Stanford University, United States
D-index 33 Citations 6,814 70
303 World 10 National Jurian Edelenbos

Jurian Edelenbos

Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
D-index 33 Citations 5,819 91
304 World 198 National Beth A. Simmons

Beth A. Simmons

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 33 Citations 19,382 106
305 World 199 National Eric M. Uslaner

Eric M. Uslaner

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
D-index 33 Citations 14,795 106
306 World 1 National David Levi-Faur

David Levi-Faur

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
D-index 33 Citations 7,724 70
307 World 42 National Robert Hunter Wade

Robert Hunter Wade

London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
D-index 33 Citations 15,329 91
308 World 5 National Geert Bouckaert

Geert Bouckaert

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 33 Citations 14,775 173
309 World 6 National Nicholas Blomley

Nicholas Blomley

Simon Fraser University, Canada
D-index 33 Citations 7,074 59
310 World 200 National Alan O. Sykes

Alan O. Sykes

Stanford University, United States
D-index 33 Citations 7,518 112
312 World 43 National Eleonore Kofman

Eleonore Kofman

Middlesex University, United Kingdom
D-index 33 Citations 8,181 85
313 World 4 National Leonard Seabrooke

Leonard Seabrooke

Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
D-index 33 Citations 4,532 89
314 World 45 National David Chandler

David Chandler

University of Westminster, United Kingdom
D-index 33 Citations 10,028 122
315 World 201 National Stephen D. Krasner

Stephen D. Krasner

Stanford University, United States
D-index 33 Citations 27,885 76
316 World 7 National Alex J. Bellamy

Alex J. Bellamy

University of Queensland, Australia
D-index 33 Citations 8,877 133
317 World 202 National Caroline J. Tolbert

Caroline J. Tolbert

University of Iowa, United States
D-index 33 Citations 10,542 76
318 World 11 National Niklas Potrafke

Niklas Potrafke

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
D-index 33 Citations 7,168 125
319 World 7 National Daniel Béland

Daniel Béland

McGill University, Canada
D-index 33 Citations 7,628 169
320 World 1 National Taras Kuzio

Taras Kuzio

National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy, Ukraine
D-index 33 Citations 5,339 122
321 World 203 National Louis Kaplow

Louis Kaplow

Harvard University, United States
D-index 32 Citations 5,659 92
322 World 1 National Homero Gil de Zúñiga

Homero Gil de Zúñiga

University of Salamanca, Spain
D-index 32 Citations 9,644 123
323 World 204 National Ernesto Stein

Ernesto Stein

Inter-American Development Bank, United States
D-index 32 Citations 12,195 66
324 World 3 National Jan Teorell

Jan Teorell

Lund University, Sweden
D-index 32 Citations 10,730 118
325 World 205 National Mark Bevir

Mark Bevir

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 32 Citations 9,666 136
326 World 46 National Stephen P. Osborne

Stephen P. Osborne

University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
D-index 32 Citations 12,515 112
327 World 47 National Rhys William Andrews

Rhys William Andrews

Cardiff University, United Kingdom
D-index 32 Citations 5,889 121
328 World 1 National Mariano Tommasi

Mariano Tommasi

University of San Andrés, Argentina
D-index 32 Citations 6,374 94
329 World 4 National Iver B. Neumann

Iver B. Neumann

Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, Norway
D-index 32 Citations 7,908 94
330 World 48 National Mike Hough

Mike Hough

Birkbeck, University of London, United Kingdom
D-index 32 Citations 7,015 139
331 World 206 National Neil Vidmar

Neil Vidmar

Duke University, United States
D-index 32 Citations 5,033 94
332 World 207 National Bernard E. Harcourt

Bernard E. Harcourt

Columbia University, United States
D-index 32 Citations 9,106 65
333 World 7 National Andreas Georg Scherer

Andreas Georg Scherer

University of Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 32 Citations 14,276 82
334 World 209 National Gabriel A. Almond

Gabriel A. Almond

Stanford University, United States
D-index 32 Citations 64,689 77
335 World 49 National Giles Mohan

Giles Mohan

The Open University, United Kingdom
D-index 32 Citations 9,035 83
336 World 208 National Cecilia Menjívar

Cecilia Menjívar

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 32 Citations 7,807 108
337 World 211 National John Gerard Ruggie

John Gerard Ruggie

Harvard University, United States
D-index 32 Citations 20,574 69
338 World 212 National Kurt Weyland

Kurt Weyland

The University of Texas at Austin, United States
D-index 32 Citations 9,298 64
339 World 210 National Terry M. Moe

Terry M. Moe

Stanford University, United States
D-index 32 Citations 12,262 63
340 World 8 National Giandomenico Majone

Giandomenico Majone

European University Institute, Italy
D-index 32 Citations 10,842 72
341 World 50 National Paul Cairney

Paul Cairney

University of Stirling, United Kingdom
D-index 32 Citations 5,990 112
342 World 214 National Todd Donovan

Todd Donovan

Western Washington University, United States
D-index 32 Citations 6,069 103
343 World 11 National Victor Bekkers

Victor Bekkers

Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
D-index 32 Citations 5,862 98
344 World 215 National Lawrence R. Jacobs

Lawrence R. Jacobs

University of Minnesota, United States
D-index 32 Citations 9,378 132
345 World 213 National Keith Krehbiel

Keith Krehbiel

Stanford University, United States
D-index 32 Citations 12,772 58
346 World 220 National Richard S. Katz

Richard S. Katz

Johns Hopkins University, United States
D-index 32 Citations 16,703 83
347 World 51 National Desmond King

Desmond King

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 32 Citations 7,846 122
348 World 221 National Joseph H. H. Weiler

Joseph H. H. Weiler

New York University, United States
D-index 32 Citations 8,040 101
349 World 216 National Richard A. Falk

Richard A. Falk

Princeton University, United States
D-index 32 Citations 10,135 198
350 World 217 National Robert Y. Shapiro

Robert Y. Shapiro

Columbia University, United States
D-index 32 Citations 19,586 99
351 World 219 National Donald F. Kettl

Donald F. Kettl

The University of Texas at Austin, United States
D-index 32 Citations 14,269 75
352 World 218 National Myron Weiner

Myron Weiner

MIT, United States
D-index 32 Citations 5,393 83
353 World 223 National Neil Fligstein

Neil Fligstein

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 31 Citations 13,789 68
354 World 222 National Jorge Martinez-Vazquez

Jorge Martinez-Vazquez

Georgia State University, United States
D-index 31 Citations 6,706 171
355 World 224 National Alfred Blumstein

Alfred Blumstein

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 31 Citations 12,889 75
356 World 5 National Nils Petter Gleditsch

Nils Petter Gleditsch

Peace Research Institute, Norway
D-index 31 Citations 13,436 84
357 World 225 National Brandon C. Welsh

Brandon C. Welsh

Northeastern University, United States
D-index 31 Citations 6,229 83
358 World 8 National Kristina Murphy

Kristina Murphy

Griffith University, Australia
D-index 31 Citations 6,326 80
359 World 226 National Jack S. Levy

Jack S. Levy

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, United States
D-index 31 Citations 9,082 75
360 World 5 National Christian Bjørnskov

Christian Bjørnskov

Aarhus University, Denmark
D-index 31 Citations 7,418 143
361 World 52 National Kenneth Benoit

Kenneth Benoit

London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
D-index 31 Citations 9,444 67
362 World 53 National John Clarke

John Clarke

The Open University, United Kingdom
D-index 31 Citations 8,683 88
363 World 8 National Roger Keil

Roger Keil

York University, Canada
D-index 31 Citations 5,914 85
364 World 227 National Gearóid Ó Tuathail

Gearóid Ó Tuathail

Virginia Tech, United States
D-index 31 Citations 5,578 51
365 World 12 National Jan W. van Deth

Jan W. van Deth

University of Mannheim, Germany
D-index 31 Citations 7,484 93
366 World 9 National James Meadowcroft

James Meadowcroft

Carleton University, Canada
D-index 31 Citations 7,467 62
367 World 229 National Gary C. Jacobson

Gary C. Jacobson

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 31 Citations 11,903 90
368 World 230 National James E. Alt

James E. Alt

Harvard University, United States
D-index 31 Citations 8,407 75
369 World 8 National Giuliano Bonoli

Giuliano Bonoli

University of Lausanne, Switzerland
D-index 31 Citations 9,573 80
370 World 231 National Leo Beletsky

Leo Beletsky

Northeastern University, United States
D-index 31 Citations 3,901 157
371 World 232 National Hans Kelsen

Hans Kelsen

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 31 Citations 5,271 113
372 World 233 National Archon Fung

Archon Fung

Harvard University, United States
D-index 31 Citations 17,950 53
373 World 228 National John T. Scholz

John T. Scholz

Florida State University, United States
D-index 31 Citations 8,432 48
374 World 235 National Ted Robert Gurr

Ted Robert Gurr

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
D-index 31 Citations 11,483 72
375 World 234 National Helen Ingram

Helen Ingram

University of Arizona, United States
D-index 31 Citations 11,123 89
376 World 2 National Mark Gradstein

Mark Gradstein

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
D-index 31 Citations 5,082 80
377 World 4 National Peter Wallensteen

Peter Wallensteen

Uppsala University, Sweden
D-index 31 Citations 11,233 129
378 World 237 National Gary D. Kleck

Gary D. Kleck

Florida State University, United States
D-index 31 Citations 6,257 77
379 World 236 National Peter T. Leeson

Peter T. Leeson

George Mason University, United States
D-index 31 Citations 5,723 108
380 World 13 National Gerald Schneider

Gerald Schneider

University of Konstanz, Germany
D-index 31 Citations 4,433 111
381 World 9 National Adrienne Héritier

Adrienne Héritier

European University Institute, Italy
D-index 31 Citations 8,794 80
382 World 10 National Rainer Bauböck

Rainer Bauböck

European University Institute, Italy
D-index 31 Citations 8,601 119
383 World 1 National Alec Stone Sweet

Alec Stone Sweet

National University of Singapore, Singapore
D-index 31 Citations 10,946 86
384 World 54 National Jeffrey A. Karp

Jeffrey A. Karp

University of Exeter, United Kingdom
D-index 31 Citations 6,220 54
385 World 238 National Donald R. Songer

Donald R. Songer

University of South Carolina, United States
D-index 31 Citations 4,936 68
386 World 239 National Dennis F. Thompson

Dennis F. Thompson

Harvard University, United States
D-index 31 Citations 19,534 76
387 World 240 National David W. Rohde

David W. Rohde

Duke University, United States
D-index 31 Citations 6,402 62
388 World 242 National Michael J. Saks

Michael J. Saks

Arizona State University, United States
D-index 30 Citations 6,276 78
389 World 241 National Richard R. Lau

Richard R. Lau

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, United States
D-index 30 Citations 10,300 46
390 World 14 National Claus Offe

Claus Offe

Hertie School, Germany
D-index 30 Citations 10,390 80
391 World 55 National Marian Barnes

Marian Barnes

University of Brighton, United Kingdom
D-index 30 Citations 5,131 93
392 World 9 National Geoffrey Brennan

Geoffrey Brennan

Australian National University, Australia
D-index 30 Citations 12,796 141
393 World 12 National Albert Meijer

Albert Meijer

Utrecht University, Netherlands
D-index 30 Citations 6,345 83
394 World 243 National John Ferejohn

John Ferejohn

New York University, United States
D-index 30 Citations 19,533 81
395 World 244 National Stergios Skaperdas

Stergios Skaperdas

University of California, Irvine, United States
D-index 30 Citations 6,961 58
396 World 245 National Torben Iversen

Torben Iversen

Harvard University, United States
D-index 30 Citations 11,895 51
397 World 249 National John D. Stephens

John D. Stephens

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
D-index 30 Citations 19,236 72
398 World 246 National Zeev Maoz

Zeev Maoz

University of California, Davis, United States
D-index 30 Citations 8,941 52
399 World 247 National Lee J. Alston

Lee J. Alston

Indiana University, United States
D-index 30 Citations 6,321 86
400 World 248 National James H. Kuklinski

James H. Kuklinski

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 30 Citations 8,282 46

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