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
501 World 68 National Ben Bradford

Ben Bradford

University College London, United Kingdom
D-index 28 Citations 6,093 84
502 World 15 National Eric Helleiner

Eric Helleiner

University of Waterloo, Canada
D-index 28 Citations 9,385 87
503 World 307 National Ivan Light

Ivan Light

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 28 Citations 9,282 68
504 World 70 National Klaus Dodds

Klaus Dodds

Royal Holloway University of London, United Kingdom
D-index 28 Citations 3,056 105
505 World 71 National Martin Powell

Martin Powell

University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
D-index 28 Citations 5,236 112
506 World 306 National Stephen D. Mastrofski

Stephen D. Mastrofski

George Mason University, United States
D-index 28 Citations 5,585 41
507 World 72 National Jean Hartley

Jean Hartley

The Open University, United Kingdom
D-index 28 Citations 6,984 75
508 World 308 National Mahmood Mamdani

Mahmood Mamdani

Columbia University, United States
D-index 28 Citations 20,471 58
509 World 2 National Harro van Asselt

Harro van Asselt

University of Eastern Finland, Finland
D-index 28 Citations 4,518 95
510 World 1 National Clifford Shearing

Clifford Shearing

University of Cape Town, South Africa
D-index 28 Citations 7,338 133
511 World 73 National Julian V. Roberts

Julian V. Roberts

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 28 Citations 5,841 142
512 World 316 National John J. Mearsheimer

John J. Mearsheimer

University of Chicago, United States
D-index 28 Citations 31,590 49
513 World 309 National Scott D. Sagan

Scott D. Sagan

Stanford University, United States
D-index 28 Citations 11,204 79
514 World 12 National Guido Palazzo

Guido Palazzo

University of Lausanne, Switzerland
D-index 28 Citations 15,826 55
515 World 311 National H. George Frederickson

H. George Frederickson

University of Kansas, United States
D-index 28 Citations 9,193 67
516 World 74 National Ian Taylor

Ian Taylor

University of St Andrews, United Kingdom
D-index 28 Citations 5,586 126
517 World 310 National Gerald C. Wright

Gerald C. Wright

Indiana University, United States
D-index 28 Citations 7,463 58
518 World 75 National Oliver James

Oliver James

University of Exeter, United Kingdom
D-index 28 Citations 6,285 74
519 World 4 National Jonathan Fox

Jonathan Fox

Bar-Ilan University, Israel
D-index 28 Citations 5,578 97
520 World 312 National Arthur H. Miller

Arthur H. Miller

University of Iowa, United States
D-index 28 Citations 8,697 62
521 World 313 National Jane Mansbridge

Jane Mansbridge

Harvard University, United States
D-index 28 Citations 14,081 60
522 World 314 National John Horgan

John Horgan

Georgia State University, United States
D-index 28 Citations 7,279 76
523 World 13 National Nicola Piper

Nicola Piper

University of Sydney, Australia
D-index 28 Citations 2,906 63
524 World 14 National James Forrest

James Forrest

Macquarie University, Australia
D-index 28 Citations 3,688 95
525 World 315 National I. William Zartman

I. William Zartman

Johns Hopkins University, United States
D-index 28 Citations 5,657 107
526 World 81 National Cristian Vaccari

Cristian Vaccari

Loughborough University, United Kingdom
D-index 28 Citations 4,563 64
527 World 326 National William Mishler

William Mishler

University of Arizona, United States
D-index 28 Citations 9,996 48
528 World 325 National Peverill Squire

Peverill Squire

University of Missouri, United States
D-index 28 Citations 5,269 60
529 World 19 National Jale Tosun

Jale Tosun

Heidelberg University, Germany
D-index 28 Citations 3,639 121
530 World 324 National Ernst B. Haas

Ernst B. Haas

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 28 Citations 11,237 58
531 World 329 National Joe Soss

Joe Soss

University of Minnesota, United States
D-index 28 Citations 9,051 56
532 World 80 National Diane Stone

Diane Stone

University of Warwick, United Kingdom
D-index 28 Citations 7,554 82
533 World 328 National Ian Shapiro

Ian Shapiro

Yale University, United States
D-index 28 Citations 10,549 66
534 World 76 National William A. Schabas

William A. Schabas

Middlesex University, United Kingdom
D-index 28 Citations 9,894 166
535 World 17 National Alison Mountz

Alison Mountz

Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada
D-index 28 Citations 6,816 54
536 World 16 National Keith G. Banting

Keith G. Banting

Queen's University, Canada
D-index 28 Citations 5,531 66
537 World 79 National Chris Skelcher

Chris Skelcher

University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
D-index 28 Citations 6,012 76
538 World 78 National Simon Bulmer

Simon Bulmer

University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
D-index 28 Citations 7,300 68
539 World 327 National Mark P. Jones

Mark P. Jones

Rice University, United States
D-index 28 Citations 6,970 46
540 World 317 National Donald L. Horowitz

Donald L. Horowitz

Duke University, United States
D-index 28 Citations 12,086 52
541 World 318 National Daniel Byman

Daniel Byman

Georgetown University, United States
D-index 28 Citations 7,421 114
542 World 319 National Jon R. Sorensen

Jon R. Sorensen

East Carolina University, United States
D-index 28 Citations 2,763 52
543 World 77 National Paul Taggart

Paul Taggart

University of Sussex, United Kingdom
D-index 28 Citations 7,256 48
544 World 2 National Kaifeng Yang

Kaifeng Yang

Renmin University of China, China
D-index 28 Citations 5,489 67
545 World 320 National Charles S. Bullock

Charles S. Bullock

University of Georgia, United States
D-index 28 Citations 2,840 110
546 World 321 National David E. Campbell

David E. Campbell

University of Notre Dame, United States
D-index 28 Citations 8,763 60
547 World 322 National Robert A. Kagan

Robert A. Kagan

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 28 Citations 6,850 63
548 World 323 National Lawrence M. Friedman

Lawrence M. Friedman

Stanford University, United States
D-index 28 Citations 8,581 75
549 World 330 National Bhaven N. Sampat

Bhaven N. Sampat

Columbia University, United States
D-index 27 Citations 11,332 54
550 World 331 National Nora Lustig

Nora Lustig

Tulane University, United States
D-index 27 Citations 8,898 103
551 World 332 National Thomas C. Schelling

Thomas C. Schelling

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
D-index 27 Citations 30,317 77
552 World 82 National James Faulconbridge

James Faulconbridge

Lancaster University, United Kingdom
D-index 27 Citations 3,264 72
553 World 6 National Johan Galtung

Johan Galtung

University of Oslo, Norway
D-index 27 Citations 21,155 76
554 World 333 National Paul H. Rubin

Paul H. Rubin

Emory University, United States
D-index 27 Citations 6,924 92
555 World 1 National Bruno Palier

Bruno Palier

Sciences Po, France
D-index 27 Citations 7,182 82
556 World 19 National Lars Tummers

Lars Tummers

Utrecht University, Netherlands
D-index 27 Citations 5,450 73
557 World 20 National Maurice Schiff

Maurice Schiff

Institute of Labor Economics, Germany
D-index 27 Citations 5,558 74
558 World 83 National Nigel South

Nigel South

University of Essex, United Kingdom
D-index 27 Citations 4,435 115
559 World 334 National Morris Janowitz

Morris Janowitz

University of Chicago, United States
D-index 27 Citations 14,091 79
560 World 335 National Peter K. Hatemi

Peter K. Hatemi

Pennsylvania State University, United States
D-index 27 Citations 4,682 77
561 World 336 National Nicholas A. Valentino

Nicholas A. Valentino

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 27 Citations 9,263 48
562 World 337 National Leonie Huddy

Leonie Huddy

Stony Brook University, United States
D-index 27 Citations 9,116 49
563 World 338 National Matthew Potoski

Matthew Potoski

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
D-index 27 Citations 7,184 50
564 World 339 National Randall G. Holcombe

Randall G. Holcombe

Florida State University, United States
D-index 27 Citations 4,623 121
565 World 340 National Eliot A. Cohen

Eliot A. Cohen

Johns Hopkins University, United States
D-index 27 Citations 5,886 90
566 World 18 National Bernard M. Dickens

Bernard M. Dickens

University of Toronto, Canada
D-index 27 Citations 3,558 146
567 World 21 National Arthur Benz

Arthur Benz

TU Darmstadt, Germany
D-index 27 Citations 5,587 79
568 World 341 National Matthew A. Baum

Matthew A. Baum

Harvard University, United States
D-index 27 Citations 9,395 48
569 World 344 National Gregg G. Van Ryzin

Gregg G. Van Ryzin

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, United States
D-index 27 Citations 5,003 65
570 World 84 National Anne Phillips

Anne Phillips

Birmingham City University, United Kingdom
D-index 27 Citations 11,574 53
571 World 13 National Karin Ingold

Karin Ingold

University of Bern, Switzerland
D-index 27 Citations 4,950 87
572 World 343 National Patrick Vinck

Patrick Vinck

Harvard University, United States
D-index 27 Citations 3,416 75
573 World 342 National Jonathan R. Macey

Jonathan R. Macey

Yale University, United States
D-index 27 Citations 7,980 105
574 World 85 National Matthew Paterson

Matthew Paterson

University of Manchester, United Kingdom
D-index 27 Citations 5,934 82
575 World 345 National Patricia H. Werhane

Patricia H. Werhane

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 27 Citations 4,380 111
576 World 346 National Robert M. Entman

Robert M. Entman

George Washington University, United States
D-index 27 Citations 15,631 44
577 World 347 National John R. Lott

John R. Lott

University of Chicago, United States
D-index 27 Citations 7,867 72
578 World 348 National Edmund F. McGarrell

Edmund F. McGarrell

Michigan State University, United States
D-index 27 Citations 3,572 76
579 World 350 National Douglas G. Baird

Douglas G. Baird

University of Chicago, United States
D-index 27 Citations 5,391 62
580 World 351 National David S. Meyer

David S. Meyer

University of California, Irvine, United States
D-index 27 Citations 11,231 48
581 World 352 National William C. Wohlforth

William C. Wohlforth

Dartmouth College, United States
D-index 27 Citations 10,182 72
582 World 353 National Kevin J. O'Brien

Kevin J. O'Brien

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 27 Citations 7,577 55
583 World 354 National James K. Galbraith

James K. Galbraith

The University of Texas at Austin, United States
D-index 27 Citations 3,434 130
584 World 19 National Jane Jenson

Jane Jenson

University of Montreal, Canada
D-index 27 Citations 5,209 79
585 World 5 National Gil S. Epstein

Gil S. Epstein

Bar-Ilan University, Israel
D-index 27 Citations 2,875 104
586 World 4 National Andreas Dür

Andreas Dür

University of Salzburg, Austria
D-index 27 Citations 5,066 69
587 World 355 National Wendy Brown

Wendy Brown

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 27 Citations 27,708 45
588 World 349 National Brian K. Payne

Brian K. Payne

Old Dominion University, United States
D-index 27 Citations 3,333 119
589 World 357 National Helmut Norpoth

Helmut Norpoth

Stony Brook University, United States
D-index 27 Citations 4,776 78
590 World 87 National Michael Moran

Michael Moran

University of Manchester, United Kingdom
D-index 27 Citations 5,341 77
591 World 358 National Walter E. Block

Walter E. Block

Loyola University New Orleans, United States
D-index 27 Citations 4,192 235
592 World 356 National Margit Tavits

Margit Tavits

Washington University in St. Louis, United States
D-index 27 Citations 5,062 52
593 World 359 National Robert R. Kaufman

Robert R. Kaufman

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, United States
D-index 27 Citations 10,988 50
594 World 15 National Ramesh Thakur

Ramesh Thakur

Australian National University, Australia
D-index 27 Citations 4,870 164
595 World 86 National Adam Crawford

Adam Crawford

University of Leeds, United Kingdom
D-index 27 Citations 5,807 58
596 World 7 National Scott Gates

Scott Gates

Peace Research Institute, Norway
D-index 27 Citations 10,160 63
597 World 360 National James W. Marquart

James W. Marquart

The University of Texas at Dallas, United States
D-index 27 Citations 2,709 67
598 World 89 National Ian Bache

Ian Bache

University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
D-index 27 Citations 5,383 60
599 World 90 National Brian Salter

Brian Salter

King's College London, United Kingdom
D-index 27 Citations 3,166 80
600 World 363 National Thomas Carothers

Thomas Carothers

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, United States
D-index 27 Citations 14,383 57

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