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
401 World 15 National Michael Zürn

Michael Zürn

Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
D-index 30 Citations 6,926 77
402 World 56 National Nick Tilley

Nick Tilley

University College London, United Kingdom
D-index 30 Citations 3,635 126
403 World 251 National Derick W. Brinkerhoff

Derick W. Brinkerhoff

RTI International, United States
D-index 30 Citations 5,704 74
404 World 10 National Neil Gunningham

Neil Gunningham

Australian National University, Australia
D-index 30 Citations 9,298 99
405 World 250 National Helen Sullivan

Helen Sullivan

United States Food and Drug Administration, United States
D-index 30 Citations 6,490 93
406 World 16 National Thomas König

Thomas König

University of Mannheim, Germany
D-index 30 Citations 4,883 101
407 World 252 National David Stasavage

David Stasavage

New York University, United States
D-index 30 Citations 7,441 58
408 World 5 National Staffan I. Lindberg

Staffan I. Lindberg

University of Gothenburg, Sweden
D-index 30 Citations 7,437 112
409 World 256 National Lynda Lee Kaid

Lynda Lee Kaid

University of Florida, United States
D-index 30 Citations 4,949 85
410 World 255 National Daniel Treisman

Daniel Treisman

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 30 Citations 16,388 69
411 World 253 National Nuno Garoupa

Nuno Garoupa

George Mason University, United States
D-index 30 Citations 4,822 178
412 World 57 National Richard Ned Lebow

Richard Ned Lebow

King's College London, United Kingdom
D-index 30 Citations 8,098 114
413 World 10 National Stephen Gill

Stephen Gill

York University, Canada
D-index 30 Citations 9,489 67
414 World 254 National William H. Riker

William H. Riker

University of Rochester, United States
D-index 30 Citations 12,826 53
415 World 17 National Stefan Voigt

Stefan Voigt

Universität Hamburg, Germany
D-index 30 Citations 5,824 150
416 World 260 National Stanley Hoffmann

Stanley Hoffmann

Harvard University, United States
D-index 30 Citations 5,014 91
417 World 11 National Simon Dalby

Simon Dalby

Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada
D-index 30 Citations 5,646 92
418 World 261 National Emilie Marie Hafner-Burton

Emilie Marie Hafner-Burton

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 30 Citations 9,021 66
419 World 257 National Amelie F. Constant

Amelie F. Constant

Princeton University, United States
D-index 30 Citations 5,758 77
420 World 258 National Robert I. Rotberg

Robert I. Rotberg

Harvard University, United States
D-index 30 Citations 5,713 91
421 World 58 National Roger Mac Ginty

Roger Mac Ginty

Durham University, United Kingdom
D-index 30 Citations 7,884 87
422 World 13 National Wouter van der Brug

Wouter van der Brug

University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
D-index 30 Citations 6,497 65
423 World 259 National Juan J. Linz

Juan J. Linz

Yale University, United States
D-index 30 Citations 24,315 73
424 World 6 National Christoffer Green-Pedersen

Christoffer Green-Pedersen

Aarhus University, Denmark
D-index 30 Citations 6,987 72
425 World 6 National Peter Van Aelst

Peter Van Aelst

University of Antwerp, Belgium
D-index 30 Citations 6,878 90
426 World 11 National Catherine E. De Vries

Catherine E. De Vries

Bocconi University, Italy
D-index 30 Citations 7,103 55
427 World 2 National Michael Marsh

Michael Marsh

Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
D-index 30 Citations 9,670 101
428 World 265 National Donley T. Studlar

Donley T. Studlar

West Virginia University, United States
D-index 30 Citations 5,129 96
429 World 59 National Alison Liebling

Alison Liebling

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 30 Citations 7,296 73
430 World 266 National Michael N. Schmitt

Michael N. Schmitt

Naval War College, United States
D-index 30 Citations 5,047 174
431 World 262 National Laurence E. Lynn

Laurence E. Lynn

The University of Texas at Austin, United States
D-index 30 Citations 7,462 75
432 World 263 National Warren E. Miller

Warren E. Miller

Arizona State University, United States
D-index 30 Citations 23,839 53
433 World 60 National Richard Bellamy

Richard Bellamy

University College London, United Kingdom
D-index 30 Citations 6,305 154
434 World 264 National Anne-Marie Slaughter

Anne-Marie Slaughter

Princeton University, United States
D-index 30 Citations 14,212 61
435 World 61 National Janet Newman

Janet Newman

The Open University, United Kingdom
D-index 30 Citations 8,583 92
436 World 267 National John D. McCarthy

John D. McCarthy

Pennsylvania State University, United States
D-index 29 Citations 23,139 61
437 World 14 National Enrico C. Perotti

Enrico C. Perotti

University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
D-index 29 Citations 6,680 78
438 World 268 National Myra Marx Ferree

Myra Marx Ferree

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
D-index 29 Citations 8,712 59
439 World 269 National Rohini Pande

Rohini Pande

Yale University, United States
D-index 29 Citations 8,499 55
440 World 18 National Christian Welzel

Christian Welzel

Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany
D-index 29 Citations 14,788 104
441 World 11 National Keith Dowding

Keith Dowding

Australian National University, Australia
D-index 29 Citations 4,733 104
442 World 271 National Mary C. Waters

Mary C. Waters

Harvard University, United States
D-index 29 Citations 15,952 81
443 World 270 National James Adams

James Adams

University of California, Davis, United States
D-index 29 Citations 6,784 57
444 World 272 National Steven M. Chermak

Steven M. Chermak

Michigan State University, United States
D-index 29 Citations 4,544 93
445 World 273 National Larry M. Bartels

Larry M. Bartels

Vanderbilt University, United States
D-index 29 Citations 13,777 58
446 World 15 National Jan Willem Duyvendak

Jan Willem Duyvendak

University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
D-index 29 Citations 8,339 100
447 World 62 National Michael Levi

Michael Levi

Cardiff University, United Kingdom
D-index 29 Citations 4,526 130
448 World 9 National Marco Giugni

Marco Giugni

University of Geneva, Switzerland
D-index 29 Citations 12,142 140
449 World 63 National Stephen Coleman

Stephen Coleman

University of Leeds, United Kingdom
D-index 29 Citations 4,978 91
450 World 64 National Katherine E. Smith

Katherine E. Smith

University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
D-index 29 Citations 3,418 77
451 World 274 National Daniel W. Drezner

Daniel W. Drezner

Tufts University, United States
D-index 29 Citations 10,726 66
452 World 278 National Kenneth W. Abbott

Kenneth W. Abbott

Arizona State University, United States
D-index 29 Citations 13,284 89
453 World 279 National Kathryn Sikkink

Kathryn Sikkink

Harvard University, United States
D-index 29 Citations 49,429 55
454 World 280 National Lucian W. Pye

Lucian W. Pye

MIT, United States
D-index 29 Citations 5,911 91
455 World 281 National Philip L. Martin

Philip L. Martin

University of California, Davis, United States
D-index 29 Citations 5,876 138
456 World 277 National Christopher Ansell

Christopher Ansell

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 29 Citations 14,146 64
457 World 275 National Virginia Gray

Virginia Gray

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
D-index 29 Citations 6,571 79
458 World 16 National Marcel Lubbers

Marcel Lubbers

Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
D-index 29 Citations 5,679 89
459 World 276 National Kevin B. Smith

Kevin B. Smith

University of Nebraska–Lincoln, United States
D-index 29 Citations 7,694 78
460 World 12 National Anna Triandafyllidou

Anna Triandafyllidou

Ryerson University, Canada
D-index 29 Citations 5,642 166
461 World 12 National Andrew Geddes

Andrew Geddes

European University Institute, Italy
D-index 29 Citations 7,401 99
462 World 13 National Elisabeth Gidengil

Elisabeth Gidengil

McGill University, Canada
D-index 29 Citations 4,392 64
463 World 284 National Ali A. Mazrui

Ali A. Mazrui

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, United States
D-index 29 Citations 3,905 173
464 World 65 National Martin Lodge

Martin Lodge

London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
D-index 29 Citations 9,370 103
465 World 283 National Mark J. Roe

Mark J. Roe

Harvard University, United States
D-index 29 Citations 9,459 73
466 World 282 National Donald P. Haider-Markel

Donald P. Haider-Markel

University of Kansas, United States
D-index 29 Citations 5,175 74
467 World 66 National Vivien Lowndes

Vivien Lowndes

University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
D-index 29 Citations 6,500 69
468 World 286 National Jonathan A Fox

Jonathan A Fox

American University, United States
D-index 29 Citations 9,777 88
469 World 285 National Kay Lehman Schlozman

Kay Lehman Schlozman

Boston College, United States
D-index 29 Citations 28,815 55
470 World 10 National Sandra Lavenex

Sandra Lavenex

University of Geneva, Switzerland
D-index 29 Citations 7,237 71
471 World 1 National Martti Koskenniemi

Martti Koskenniemi

University of Helsinki, Finland
D-index 29 Citations 5,783 105
472 World 14 National Mark E. Warren

Mark E. Warren

University of British Columbia, Canada
D-index 29 Citations 9,511 67
473 World 287 National Alfred Stepan

Alfred Stepan

Columbia University, United States
D-index 29 Citations 20,761 64
474 World 288 National Holli A. Semetko

Holli A. Semetko

Emory University, United States
D-index 29 Citations 10,921 59
475 World 11 National Jan-Erik Lane

Jan-Erik Lane

University of Geneva, Switzerland
D-index 29 Citations 11,129 105
476 World 289 National Kenneth N. Waltz

Kenneth N. Waltz

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 29 Citations 23,489 51
477 World 290 National James G. Gimpel

James G. Gimpel

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
D-index 29 Citations 5,391 64
478 World 291 National Susan E. Scarrow

Susan E. Scarrow

University of Houston, United States
D-index 29 Citations 6,605 59
479 World 292 National William G. Howell

William G. Howell

University of Chicago, United States
D-index 29 Citations 7,565 90
480 World 13 National Lucia Quaglia

Lucia Quaglia

University of Bologna, Italy
D-index 29 Citations 4,056 105
481 World 293 National Nicholas P. Lovrich

Nicholas P. Lovrich

Washington State University, United States
D-index 28 Citations 3,412 122
482 World 295 National Michael Walzer

Michael Walzer

Princeton University, United States
D-index 28 Citations 16,509 97
483 World 294 National Jens Hainmueller

Jens Hainmueller

Stanford University, United States
D-index 28 Citations 11,617 61
484 World 17 National Martin de Jong

Martin de Jong

Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
D-index 28 Citations 4,980 113
485 World 296 National Neil Malhotra

Neil Malhotra

Stanford University, United States
D-index 28 Citations 5,170 65
486 World 297 National Hank C. Jenkins-Smith

Hank C. Jenkins-Smith

University of Oklahoma, United States
D-index 28 Citations 11,357 73
487 World 298 National William Alex Pridemore

William Alex Pridemore

State University of New York, United States
D-index 28 Citations 3,243 76
488 World 3 National Eran Vigoda-Gadot

Eran Vigoda-Gadot

University of Haifa, Israel
D-index 28 Citations 4,882 70
489 World 299 National Michael A. Xenos

Michael A. Xenos

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
D-index 28 Citations 5,263 64
490 World 300 National John L. Sullivan

John L. Sullivan

University of Minnesota, United States
D-index 28 Citations 7,217 53
491 World 18 National Joop Koppenjan

Joop Koppenjan

Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
D-index 28 Citations 11,127 73
492 World 301 National Gregory A. Huber

Gregory A. Huber

Yale University, United States
D-index 28 Citations 7,397 59
493 World 12 National Brian Head

Brian Head

University of Queensland, Australia
D-index 28 Citations 7,372 136
494 World 7 National Sebastian Oberthür

Sebastian Oberthür

Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
D-index 28 Citations 5,899 105
495 World 305 National Paul D. Williams

Paul D. Williams

George Washington University, United States
D-index 28 Citations 5,795 105
496 World 303 National Christopher M. Weible

Christopher M. Weible

University of Colorado Denver, United States
D-index 28 Citations 15,728 105
497 World 304 National Kevin Arceneaux

Kevin Arceneaux

Temple University, United States
D-index 28 Citations 5,049 53
498 World 302 National David Leblang

David Leblang

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 28 Citations 4,340 47
499 World 67 National Rasmus Kleis Nielsen

Rasmus Kleis Nielsen

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 28 Citations 4,634 89
500 World 69 National Andrew Gamble

Andrew Gamble

University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
D-index 28 Citations 6,465 104

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