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
701 World 407 National Edmund J. Malesky

Edmund J. Malesky

Duke University, United States
D-index 26 Citations 3,226 61
702 World 10 National Toril Aalberg

Toril Aalberg

Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
D-index 26 Citations 5,039 62
703 World 23 National Lorraine Mazerolle

Lorraine Mazerolle

University of Queensland, Australia
D-index 25 Citations 6,127 143
704 World 23 National Jennifer Clapp

Jennifer Clapp

University of Waterloo, Canada
D-index 25 Citations 4,998 56
705 World 419 National Timur Kuran

Timur Kuran

Duke University, United States
D-index 25 Citations 13,047 60
706 World 420 National Dennis A. Rondinelli

Dennis A. Rondinelli

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
D-index 25 Citations 4,860 71
707 World 421 National Peter M. Haas

Peter M. Haas

University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States
D-index 25 Citations 11,935 59
708 World 423 National Bernard Lewis

Bernard Lewis

Princeton University, United States
D-index 25 Citations 5,416 80
709 World 422 National Jonathan Kelley

Jonathan Kelley

International Survey Center, United States
D-index 25 Citations 3,836 77
710 World 425 National Sofia Gruskin

Sofia Gruskin

University of Southern California, United States
D-index 25 Citations 3,245 116
711 World 24 National Peter Grabosky

Peter Grabosky

Australian National University, Australia
D-index 25 Citations 5,611 107
712 World 424 National Devesh Kapur

Devesh Kapur

Johns Hopkins University, United States
D-index 25 Citations 5,183 71
713 World 110 National John Hills

John Hills

London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
D-index 25 Citations 4,410 113
714 World 111 National Jay G. Blumler

Jay G. Blumler

University of Leeds, United Kingdom
D-index 25 Citations 4,550 59
715 World 426 National Yan Jin

Yan Jin

University of Georgia, United States
D-index 25 Citations 4,894 67
716 World 16 National Massimo Bordignon

Massimo Bordignon

Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Italy
D-index 25 Citations 2,987 55
717 World 428 National Richard E. Wagner

Richard E. Wagner

George Mason University, United States
D-index 25 Citations 6,009 121
718 World 25 National Richard Cornes

Richard Cornes

Australian National University, Australia
D-index 25 Citations 8,913 54
719 World 429 National Paul K. Huth

Paul K. Huth

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
D-index 25 Citations 7,369 44
720 World 430 National J. B. Ruhl

J. B. Ruhl

Vanderbilt University, United States
D-index 25 Citations 5,627 95
721 World 431 National Rein Taagepera

Rein Taagepera

University of California, Irvine, United States
D-index 25 Citations 9,174 73
722 World 3 National Francis L. F. Lee

Francis L. F. Lee

Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
D-index 25 Citations 2,979 117
723 World 25 National Marius R. Busemeyer

Marius R. Busemeyer

University of Konstanz, Germany
D-index 25 Citations 4,877 74
724 World 427 National James D. Fearon

James D. Fearon

Stanford University, United States
D-index 25 Citations 38,072 46
725 World 112 National Peter Shirlow

Peter Shirlow

University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
D-index 25 Citations 2,538 82
726 World 435 National Peggy Levitt

Peggy Levitt

Wellesley College, United States
D-index 25 Citations 15,064 56
727 World 434 National Mark H. Moore

Mark H. Moore

Harvard University, United States
D-index 25 Citations 6,644 49
728 World 16 National Fabrizio Gilardi

Fabrizio Gilardi

University of Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 25 Citations 5,351 44
729 World 433 National Alex de Waal

Alex de Waal

Tufts University, United States
D-index 25 Citations 3,674 91
730 World 432 National Robert Agranoff

Robert Agranoff

Indiana University, United States
D-index 25 Citations 6,686 48
731 World 437 National Per G. Fredriksson

Per G. Fredriksson

University of Louisville, United States
D-index 25 Citations 4,884 65
732 World 438 National Clark C. Gibson

Clark C. Gibson

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 25 Citations 7,007 51
733 World 439 National William D. Bales

William D. Bales

Florida State University, United States
D-index 25 Citations 3,598 57
734 World 440 National John Joseph Wallis

John Joseph Wallis

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
D-index 25 Citations 10,197 63
735 World 441 National Sergio Fernandez

Sergio Fernandez

Indiana University, United States
D-index 25 Citations 5,365 39
736 World 442 National Andrew D. Martin

Andrew D. Martin

Washington University in St. Louis, United States
D-index 25 Citations 7,319 53
737 World 24 National Michael J. Trebilcock

Michael J. Trebilcock

University of Toronto, Canada
D-index 25 Citations 5,562 133
738 World 443 National Wayne A. Cornelius

Wayne A. Cornelius

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 25 Citations 6,729 59
739 World 444 National Nancy Foner

Nancy Foner

City University of New York, United States
D-index 25 Citations 5,530 67
740 World 445 National Thomas Donaldson

Thomas Donaldson

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 25 Citations 28,697 57
741 World 436 National Ted G. Jelen

Ted G. Jelen

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, United States
D-index 25 Citations 3,155 92
742 World 113 National Uma Kothari

Uma Kothari

University of Manchester, United Kingdom
D-index 25 Citations 12,167 47
743 World 446 National Kenneth Scheve

Kenneth Scheve

Yale University, United States
D-index 25 Citations 7,536 42
744 World 456 National James C. Garand

James C. Garand

Louisiana State University, United States
D-index 25 Citations 3,370 65
745 World 455 National Robert C. Davis

Robert C. Davis

Police Foundation, United States
D-index 25 Citations 2,547 58
746 World 454 National James Raymond Vreeland

James Raymond Vreeland

Princeton University, United States
D-index 25 Citations 10,130 48
747 World 453 National M. Steven Fish

M. Steven Fish

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 25 Citations 4,834 43
748 World 452 National Frances Fox Piven

Frances Fox Piven

City University of New York, United States
D-index 25 Citations 7,501 77
749 World 2 National M. Ramesh

M. Ramesh

National University of Singapore, Singapore
D-index 25 Citations 9,446 84
750 World 447 National Robert Legvold

Robert Legvold

Columbia University, United States
D-index 25 Citations 2,937 95
751 World 451 National Marc Edelman

Marc Edelman

City University of New York, United States
D-index 25 Citations 6,804 55
752 World 115 National David McCrone

David McCrone

University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
D-index 25 Citations 2,884 89
753 World 114 National Kenneth Amaeshi

Kenneth Amaeshi

University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
D-index 25 Citations 4,164 62
754 World 450 National Jean Bethke Elshtain

Jean Bethke Elshtain

University of Chicago, United States
D-index 25 Citations 4,369 78
755 World 449 National Andreas Wimmer

Andreas Wimmer

Columbia University, United States
D-index 25 Citations 16,927 53
756 World 448 National Nathan M. Jensen

Nathan M. Jensen

The University of Texas at Austin, United States
D-index 25 Citations 5,772 42
757 World 457 National Randolph M. Siverson

Randolph M. Siverson

University of California, Davis, United States
D-index 25 Citations 19,123 52
758 World 466 National Katharina Pistor

Katharina Pistor

Columbia University, United States
D-index 25 Citations 6,620 74
759 World 465 National David M. Trubek

David M. Trubek

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
D-index 25 Citations 4,422 84
760 World 26 National Thomas Diez

Thomas Diez

University of Tübingen, Germany
D-index 25 Citations 6,574 54
761 World 464 National Dan Reiter

Dan Reiter

Emory University, United States
D-index 25 Citations 6,706 41
762 World 8 National Jørgen Goul Andersen

Jørgen Goul Andersen

Aalborg University, Denmark
D-index 25 Citations 3,326 134
763 World 463 National C. Christine Fair

C. Christine Fair

Georgetown University, United States
D-index 25 Citations 3,819 126
764 World 26 National Mark Considine

Mark Considine

University of Melbourne, Australia
D-index 25 Citations 7,628 64
765 World 467 National Tim Dunne

Tim Dunne

Boise State University, United States
D-index 25 Citations 5,483 81
766 World 25 National John Ravenhill

John Ravenhill

University of Waterloo, Canada
D-index 25 Citations 5,108 73
767 World 458 National Sean Nicholson-Crotty

Sean Nicholson-Crotty

Indiana University, United States
D-index 25 Citations 3,350 53
768 World 459 National Robert Rohrschneider

Robert Rohrschneider

University of Kansas, United States
D-index 25 Citations 4,002 55
769 World 116 National Colin S. Gray

Colin S. Gray

University of Reading, United Kingdom
D-index 25 Citations 2,584 145
770 World 117 National Kevin Featherstone

Kevin Featherstone

London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
D-index 25 Citations 8,128 76
771 World 3 National Robert Elgie

Robert Elgie

Dublin City University, Ireland
D-index 25 Citations 4,282 101
772 World 460 National David H. Bayley

David H. Bayley

State University of New York, United States
D-index 25 Citations 5,613 60
773 World 461 National Patrick J. Wolf

Patrick J. Wolf

University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, United States
D-index 25 Citations 2,820 104
774 World 462 National Jan Nederveen Pieterse

Jan Nederveen Pieterse

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
D-index 25 Citations 11,986 60
775 World 469 National Walter J. Stone

Walter J. Stone

University of California, Davis, United States
D-index 25 Citations 2,989 48
776 World 119 National John Peterson

John Peterson

University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
D-index 25 Citations 6,126 67
777 World 120 National Chris Alden

Chris Alden

London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
D-index 25 Citations 5,905 80
778 World 121 National Paul Hoggett

Paul Hoggett

University of the West of England, United Kingdom
D-index 25 Citations 3,989 55
779 World 28 National Thomas Poguntke

Thomas Poguntke

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany
D-index 25 Citations 7,392 61
780 World 27 National Christian Joerges

Christian Joerges

Hertie School, Germany
D-index 25 Citations 4,807 138
781 World 470 National Theodor Meron

Theodor Meron

New York University, United States
D-index 25 Citations 3,199 67
782 World 471 National James E. Campbell

James E. Campbell

University at Buffalo, State University of New York, United States
D-index 25 Citations 3,165 76
783 World 472 National Valentine M. Moghadam

Valentine M. Moghadam

Northeastern University, United States
D-index 25 Citations 4,095 111
784 World 473 National Irene Bloemraad

Irene Bloemraad

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 25 Citations 6,453 70
785 World 474 National James S. Fishkin

James S. Fishkin

Stanford University, United States
D-index 25 Citations 15,525 80
786 World 475 National Forrest Maltzman

Forrest Maltzman

George Washington University, United States
D-index 25 Citations 4,380 47
787 World 476 National Jennifer L. Lawless

Jennifer L. Lawless

American University, United States
D-index 25 Citations 6,436 36
788 World 468 National Karen L. Remmer

Karen L. Remmer

Duke University, United States
D-index 25 Citations 4,819 38
789 World 477 National R. Daniel Kelemen

R. Daniel Kelemen

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, United States
D-index 25 Citations 4,696 71
790 World 478 National Matt A. Barreto

Matt A. Barreto

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 25 Citations 3,863 55
791 World 479 National Steven S. Smith

Steven S. Smith

Washington University in St. Louis, United States
D-index 25 Citations 4,747 53
792 World 11 National Åse Gornitzka

Åse Gornitzka

University of Oslo, Norway
D-index 25 Citations 3,825 75
793 World 122 National Timothy J. Power

Timothy J. Power

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 25 Citations 5,377 59
794 World 123 National Jeremy Richardson

Jeremy Richardson

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 25 Citations 6,792 66
795 World 9 National Ian Manners

Ian Manners

University of Copenhagen, Denmark
D-index 25 Citations 10,792 75
796 World 2 National Domènec Melé

Domènec Melé

University of Navarra, Spain
D-index 25 Citations 9,297 56
797 World 480 National Mark Tushnet

Mark Tushnet

Harvard University, United States
D-index 25 Citations 4,192 192
798 World 17 National Deirdre Curtin

Deirdre Curtin

European University Institute, Italy
D-index 25 Citations 3,633 85
799 World 126 National Ngaire Woods

Ngaire Woods

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 25 Citations 7,795 50
800 World 118 National Stathis N. Kalyvas

Stathis N. Kalyvas

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 25 Citations 15,855 48

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