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
601 World 22 National Ines Mergel

Ines Mergel

University of Konstanz, Germany
D-index 27 Citations 5,372 66
602 World 364 National Priscilla Wohlstetter

Priscilla Wohlstetter

Columbia University, United States
D-index 27 Citations 3,618 62
603 World 365 National Nicholas Sambanis

Nicholas Sambanis

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 27 Citations 19,421 52
604 World 366 National Benjamin Steiner

Benjamin Steiner

University of Nebraska at Omaha, United States
D-index 27 Citations 2,653 64
605 World 91 National John Armour

John Armour

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 27 Citations 6,929 78
606 World 16 National Kanishka Jayasuriya

Kanishka Jayasuriya

Murdoch University, Australia
D-index 27 Citations 4,020 101
607 World 92 National Sarah Childs

Sarah Childs

University of Bristol, United Kingdom
D-index 27 Citations 5,540 82
608 World 93 National Sam Hickey

Sam Hickey

University of Manchester, United Kingdom
D-index 27 Citations 5,936 82
609 World 17 National Robert Thomson

Robert Thomson

Monash University, Australia
D-index 27 Citations 4,292 62
610 World 7 National Laurence R. Helfer

Laurence R. Helfer

University of Copenhagen, Denmark
D-index 27 Citations 8,891 96
611 World 361 National Jack Donnelly

Jack Donnelly

University of Denver, United States
D-index 27 Citations 15,436 56
612 World 94 National John Curtice

John Curtice

University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
D-index 27 Citations 5,534 147
613 World 20 National William Walters

William Walters

Carleton University, Canada
D-index 27 Citations 6,924 56
614 World 21 National Emanuel Adler

Emanuel Adler

University of Toronto, Canada
D-index 27 Citations 13,405 43
615 World 95 National Stephen Ward

Stephen Ward

University of Salford, United Kingdom
D-index 27 Citations 3,475 63
616 World 96 National Andrew Hurrell

Andrew Hurrell

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 27 Citations 8,939 63
617 World 6 National Jonas Tallberg

Jonas Tallberg

Stockholm University, Sweden
D-index 27 Citations 6,367 73
618 World 362 National Jon S. Vernick

Jon S. Vernick

Johns Hopkins University, United States
D-index 27 Citations 3,276 125
619 World 88 National Joni Lovenduski

Joni Lovenduski

Birkbeck, University of London, United Kingdom
D-index 27 Citations 6,749 76
620 World 368 National Roger G. Noll

Roger G. Noll

Stanford University, United States
D-index 26 Citations 11,089 89
621 World 367 National Rafael Di Tella

Rafael Di Tella

Harvard University, United States
D-index 26 Citations 13,085 75
622 World 369 National Ronald J. Gilson

Ronald J. Gilson

Columbia University, United States
D-index 26 Citations 12,960 74
623 World 7 National Håvard Hegre

Håvard Hegre

Uppsala University, Sweden
D-index 26 Citations 14,051 62
624 World 371 National David C. Pyrooz

David C. Pyrooz

University of Colorado Boulder, United States
D-index 26 Citations 2,919 52
625 World 370 National Daniel Diermeier

Daniel Diermeier

University of Chicago, United States
D-index 26 Citations 5,320 70
626 World 373 National Rose McDermott

Rose McDermott

Brown University, United States
D-index 26 Citations 5,676 83
627 World 372 National William A. Gamson

William A. Gamson

Boston College, United States
D-index 26 Citations 13,106 55
628 World 374 National Henry E. Brady

Henry E. Brady

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 26 Citations 28,910 68
629 World 375 National Michael D. White

Michael D. White

Arizona State University, United States
D-index 26 Citations 3,154 65
630 World 97 National Duncan Snidal

Duncan Snidal

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 26 Citations 18,390 55
631 World 23 National Panu Poutvaara

Panu Poutvaara

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
D-index 26 Citations 2,714 70
632 World 376 National Arnold Vedlitz

Arnold Vedlitz

Texas A&M University, United States
D-index 26 Citations 4,658 71
633 World 377 National John A. Robertson

John A. Robertson

The University of Texas at Austin, United States
D-index 26 Citations 3,059 80
634 World 8 National Benny Geys

Benny Geys

BI Norwegian Business School, Norway
D-index 26 Citations 4,946 101
635 World 24 National Hellmut Wollmann

Hellmut Wollmann

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
D-index 26 Citations 3,075 80
636 World 379 National Gregory B. Lewis

Gregory B. Lewis

Georgia State University, United States
D-index 26 Citations 4,874 67
637 World 22 National Rebecca J. Cook

Rebecca J. Cook

University of Toronto, Canada
D-index 26 Citations 3,487 107
638 World 378 National J. Mark Ramseyer

J. Mark Ramseyer

Harvard University, United States
D-index 26 Citations 5,643 114
639 World 384 National Christopher M. Federico

Christopher M. Federico

University of Minnesota, United States
D-index 26 Citations 5,567 54
641 World 14 National Maurizio Ferrera

Maurizio Ferrera

University of Milan, Italy
D-index 26 Citations 12,298 82
642 World 98 National Raymond M. Duch

Raymond M. Duch

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 26 Citations 4,985 45
643 World 383 National John Petrila

John Petrila

University of South Florida, United States
D-index 26 Citations 5,753 63
644 World 382 National Paul R. Brewer

Paul R. Brewer

University of Delaware, United States
D-index 26 Citations 4,688 60
645 World 381 National Roberta Romano

Roberta Romano

Yale University, United States
D-index 26 Citations 6,227 63
646 World 380 National Richard Delgado

Richard Delgado

University of Alabama, United States
D-index 26 Citations 22,879 146
647 World 18 National Graeme A. Hodge

Graeme A. Hodge

Monash University, Australia
D-index 26 Citations 5,893 76
648 World 385 National Daniel A. Farber

Daniel A. Farber

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 26 Citations 6,596 168
649 World 386 National Krister Andersson

Krister Andersson

University of Colorado Boulder, United States
D-index 26 Citations 4,754 61
650 World 101 National Allan Cochrane

Allan Cochrane

The Open University, United Kingdom
D-index 26 Citations 5,828 80
651 World 102 National Barak Ariel

Barak Ariel

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 26 Citations 4,619 69
652 World 99 National Will Jennings

Will Jennings

University of Southampton, United Kingdom
D-index 26 Citations 3,280 104
653 World 387 National Theodore Eisenberg

Theodore Eisenberg

Cornell University, United States
D-index 26 Citations 8,673 142
654 World 100 National Laura J. Spence

Laura J. Spence

Royal Holloway University of London, United Kingdom
D-index 26 Citations 8,404 57
655 World 19 National Mark Beeson

Mark Beeson

University of Western Australia, Australia
D-index 26 Citations 4,490 166
656 World 388 National Petros C. Mavroidis

Petros C. Mavroidis

Columbia University, United States
D-index 26 Citations 4,696 139
657 World 395 National Nicolas Van De Walle

Nicolas Van De Walle

Cornell University, United States
D-index 26 Citations 8,801 53
658 World 389 National Tanya Heikkila

Tanya Heikkila

University of Colorado Denver, United States
D-index 26 Citations 3,518 63
659 World 390 National Arthur J. Lurigio

Arthur J. Lurigio

Loyola University Chicago, United States
D-index 26 Citations 3,015 77
660 World 391 National Karl W. Deutsch

Karl W. Deutsch

Harvard University, United States
D-index 26 Citations 10,179 68
661 World 393 National Michael C. Munger

Michael C. Munger

Duke University, United States
D-index 26 Citations 6,910 79
662 World 392 National David Shambaugh

David Shambaugh

George Washington University, United States
D-index 26 Citations 8,372 74
663 World 394 National Craig Volden

Craig Volden

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 26 Citations 5,783 45
664 World 103 National Didier Bigo

Didier Bigo

King's College London, United Kingdom
D-index 26 Citations 10,618 149
665 World 104 National Lawrence Freedman

Lawrence Freedman

King's College London, United Kingdom
D-index 26 Citations 3,367 166
666 World 105 National Bridget Anderson

Bridget Anderson

University of Bristol, United Kingdom
D-index 26 Citations 6,277 51
667 World 397 National Cary Coglianese

Cary Coglianese

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 26 Citations 5,326 104
668 World 398 National Jeffrey R. Henig

Jeffrey R. Henig

Columbia University, United States
D-index 26 Citations 6,277 63
669 World 106 National Gorik Ooms

Gorik Ooms

University of London, United Kingdom
D-index 26 Citations 2,803 89
670 World 21 National Garry Rodan

Garry Rodan

Murdoch University, Australia
D-index 26 Citations 4,371 93
671 World 396 National Stephen M. Walt

Stephen M. Walt

Harvard University, United States
D-index 26 Citations 19,645 49
672 World 399 National Sanford F. Schram

Sanford F. Schram

City University of New York, United States
D-index 26 Citations 6,955 79
674 World 9 National Jarle Trondal

Jarle Trondal

University of Agder, Norway
D-index 26 Citations 4,163 120
675 World 22 National Edward Aspinall

Edward Aspinall

Australian National University, Australia
D-index 26 Citations 4,643 78
676 World 20 National John Alford

John Alford

Australia and New Zealand School of Government, Australia
D-index 26 Citations 8,133 47
677 World 400 National Richard A. Leo

Richard A. Leo

University of San Francisco, United States
D-index 26 Citations 4,941 71
678 World 410 National Jackie Smith

Jackie Smith

University of Pittsburgh, United States
D-index 26 Citations 5,804 70
679 World 411 National Merilee S. Grindle

Merilee S. Grindle

Harvard University, United States
D-index 26 Citations 7,154 47
680 World 108 National Edward Fieldhouse

Edward Fieldhouse

University of Manchester, United Kingdom
D-index 26 Citations 3,135 98
681 World 109 National Catherine Boone

Catherine Boone

London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
D-index 26 Citations 4,626 47
682 World 107 National Paul Webb

Paul Webb

University of Sussex, United Kingdom
D-index 26 Citations 7,333 90
683 World 8 National Jan Beyers

Jan Beyers

University of Antwerp, Belgium
D-index 26 Citations 4,702 75
684 World 15 National Simon Hug

Simon Hug

University of Geneva, Switzerland
D-index 26 Citations 4,066 91
685 World 412 National James H. Svara

James H. Svara

Arizona State University, United States
D-index 26 Citations 5,543 62
686 World 413 National Philip Alston

Philip Alston

New York University, United States
D-index 26 Citations 4,460 68
687 World 414 National B. Dan Wood

B. Dan Wood

Texas A&M University, United States
D-index 26 Citations 6,307 39
688 World 1 National Michael Ignatieff

Michael Ignatieff

Central European University, Hungary
D-index 26 Citations 8,570 46
689 World 415 National Benedict Kingsbury

Benedict Kingsbury

New York University, United States
D-index 26 Citations 7,198 66
690 World 416 National Scott L. Greer

Scott L. Greer

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 26 Citations 3,077 148
691 World 418 National Patricia W. Ingraham

Patricia W. Ingraham

Syracuse University, United States
D-index 26 Citations 3,609 45
692 World 401 National Malcolm M Feeley

Malcolm M Feeley

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 26 Citations 7,613 73
693 World 408 National William I. Robinson

William I. Robinson

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
D-index 26 Citations 5,226 82
694 World 409 National Gregory Shaffer

Gregory Shaffer

University of California, Irvine, United States
D-index 26 Citations 4,481 111
695 World 402 National James Petras

James Petras

Binghamton University, United States
D-index 26 Citations 5,017 149
696 World 417 National Karen J. Alter

Karen J. Alter

Northwestern University, United States
D-index 26 Citations 8,051 76
697 World 403 National Herbert M. Kritzer

Herbert M. Kritzer

University of Minnesota, United States
D-index 26 Citations 2,808 129
698 World 404 National Ben Ross Schneider

Ben Ross Schneider

MIT, United States
D-index 26 Citations 5,038 52
699 World 405 National David H. Rosenbloom

David H. Rosenbloom

American University, United States
D-index 26 Citations 5,743 115
700 World 406 National Christian Davenport

Christian Davenport

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 26 Citations 7,969 59

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