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
801 World 124 National Darren G. Lilleker

Darren G. Lilleker

Bournemouth University, United Kingdom
D-index 25 Citations 4,456 87
802 World 125 National Elspeth Guild

Elspeth Guild

Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom
D-index 25 Citations 4,684 226
803 World 9 National Koen Verhoest

Koen Verhoest

University of Antwerp, Belgium
D-index 25 Citations 5,049 131
804 World 27 National Robyn Eckersley

Robyn Eckersley

University of Melbourne, Australia
D-index 25 Citations 6,254 68
805 World 3 National Tapio Raunio

Tapio Raunio

Tampere University, Finland
D-index 25 Citations 4,117 66
806 World 483 National George R. G. Clarke

George R. G. Clarke

Texas A&M International University, United States
D-index 24 Citations 10,622 55
807 World 482 National Thomas Stratmann

Thomas Stratmann

George Mason University, United States
D-index 24 Citations 4,832 63
808 World 481 National Gary Goertz

Gary Goertz

University of Notre Dame, United States
D-index 24 Citations 8,710 51
809 World 10 National Michael Bang Petersen

Michael Bang Petersen

Aarhus University, Denmark
D-index 24 Citations 2,969 62
810 World 484 National Ian Ayres

Ian Ayres

Yale University, United States
D-index 24 Citations 11,245 83
811 World 29 National Michael W. Bauer

Michael W. Bauer

German University of Administrative Sciences, Germany
D-index 24 Citations 3,373 89
812 World 26 National Aidan R. Vining

Aidan R. Vining

University of British Columbia, Canada
D-index 24 Citations 11,656 78
813 World 486 National Jonathan Nagler

Jonathan Nagler

New York University, United States
D-index 24 Citations 6,613 65
814 World 127 National Andy Pike

Andy Pike

Newcastle University, United Kingdom
D-index 24 Citations 3,573 76
815 World 17 National Markus Freitag

Markus Freitag

University of Bern, Switzerland
D-index 24 Citations 2,558 66
816 World 489 National John G. Matsusaka

John G. Matsusaka

University of Southern California, United States
D-index 24 Citations 5,907 48
817 World 488 National Gilbert Geis

Gilbert Geis

University of California, Irvine, United States
D-index 24 Citations 4,490 104
818 World 487 National John E. Eck

John E. Eck

University of Cincinnati, United States
D-index 24 Citations 7,228 49
819 World 485 National Margaret Levi

Margaret Levi

Stanford University, United States
D-index 24 Citations 10,628 55
820 World 492 National Thomas J. Miceli

Thomas J. Miceli

University of Connecticut, United States
D-index 24 Citations 3,256 132
821 World 129 National Peter J.S. Jones

Peter J.S. Jones

University College London, United Kingdom
D-index 24 Citations 3,318 52
822 World 128 National Nada K. Kakabadse

Nada K. Kakabadse

University of Reading, United Kingdom
D-index 24 Citations 3,921 132
823 World 491 National William Terrill

William Terrill

Arizona State University, United States
D-index 24 Citations 4,262 40
824 World 490 National William P. Eveland

William P. Eveland

The Ohio State University, United States
D-index 24 Citations 4,634 42
825 World 493 National Christopher Chase-Dunn

Christopher Chase-Dunn

University of California, Riverside, United States
D-index 24 Citations 5,450 97
826 World 18 National Martin Killias

Martin Killias

University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
D-index 24 Citations 3,236 83
827 World 20 National Jan Kleinnijenhuis

Jan Kleinnijenhuis

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
D-index 24 Citations 3,323 60
828 World 498 National James Frank

James Frank

University of Cincinnati, United States
D-index 24 Citations 3,818 53
829 World 494 National Robert M. Stein

Robert M. Stein

Rice University, United States
D-index 24 Citations 4,457 52
830 World 130 National Paul B. Stretesky

Paul B. Stretesky

Northumbria University, United Kingdom
D-index 24 Citations 2,657 70
831 World 499 National Bruce Ackerman

Bruce Ackerman

Yale University, United States
D-index 24 Citations 21,663 72
832 World 495 National Edward G. Carmines

Edward G. Carmines

Indiana University, United States
D-index 24 Citations 5,910 43
833 World 497 National Harvey Starr

Harvey Starr

University of South Carolina, United States
D-index 24 Citations 5,649 48
834 World 496 National Erik Gartzke

Erik Gartzke

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 24 Citations 6,372 60
835 World 27 National Mariana Valverde

Mariana Valverde

University of Toronto, Canada
D-index 24 Citations 4,022 63
836 World 508 National Roger D. Congleton

Roger D. Congleton

West Virginia University, United States
D-index 24 Citations 9,819 83
837 World 500 National Todd R. Clear

Todd R. Clear

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, United States
D-index 24 Citations 6,563 66
838 World 28 National Don Weatherburn

Don Weatherburn

Australian Government, Australia
D-index 24 Citations 2,513 119
839 World 506 National Vincent Price

Vincent Price

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 24 Citations 5,493 33
840 World 505 National Pamela Samuelson

Pamela Samuelson

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 24 Citations 2,726 161
841 World 504 National Allen Schick

Allen Schick

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
D-index 24 Citations 3,359 49
842 World 503 National Sakiko Fukuda-Parr

Sakiko Fukuda-Parr

New School, United States
D-index 24 Citations 7,558 62
843 World 502 National Marc Gertz

Marc Gertz

Florida State University, United States
D-index 24 Citations 5,670 68
844 World 501 National Shui-Yan Tang

Shui-Yan Tang

University of Southern California, United States
D-index 24 Citations 2,288 60
845 World 28 National Peter Dauvergne

Peter Dauvergne

University of British Columbia, Canada
D-index 24 Citations 4,479 51
846 World 507 National Benjamin Radcliff

Benjamin Radcliff

University of Notre Dame, United States
D-index 24 Citations 3,284 39
847 World 509 National Darrell M. West

Darrell M. West

Brown University, United States
D-index 24 Citations 5,968 54
848 World 30 National Marcus Haward

Marcus Haward

University of Tasmania, Australia
D-index 24 Citations 2,398 133
849 World 514 National James A. Stimson

James A. Stimson

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
D-index 24 Citations 12,710 49
850 World 513 National Paul S. Herrnson

Paul S. Herrnson

University of Connecticut, United States
D-index 24 Citations 3,582 60
851 World 30 National Philip Manow

Philip Manow

University of Bremen, Germany
D-index 24 Citations 4,653 68
852 World 512 National Margaret G. Hermann

Margaret G. Hermann

Syracuse University, United States
D-index 24 Citations 3,202 47
853 World 511 National Niall Ferguson

Niall Ferguson

Harvard University, United States
D-index 24 Citations 4,340 52
854 World 29 National Jenny M. Lewis

Jenny M. Lewis

University of Melbourne, Australia
D-index 24 Citations 3,314 71
855 World 510 National Ole R. Holsti

Ole R. Holsti

Duke University, United States
D-index 24 Citations 8,384 47
856 World 518 National Sue Thomas

Sue Thomas

Pacific Institute, United States
D-index 24 Citations 5,007 71
857 World 519 National Bruce E. Cain

Bruce E. Cain

Stanford University, United States
D-index 24 Citations 9,949 87
858 World 517 National Aníbal Pérez-Liñán

Aníbal Pérez-Liñán

University of Notre Dame, United States
D-index 24 Citations 4,113 56
859 World 516 National Jennifer M. Brinkerhoff

Jennifer M. Brinkerhoff

George Washington University, United States
D-index 24 Citations 5,455 41
860 World 515 National Alexander L. George

Alexander L. George

Pepperdine University, United States
D-index 24 Citations 5,540 46
861 World 31 National Antje Wiener

Antje Wiener

Universität Hamburg, Germany
D-index 24 Citations 8,048 83
862 World 32 National Edgar Grande

Edgar Grande

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
D-index 24 Citations 8,344 54
863 World 4 National Carlos Wing-Hung Lo

Carlos Wing-Hung Lo

Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
D-index 24 Citations 2,683 64
864 World 30 National Steven Bernstein

Steven Bernstein

University of Toronto, Canada
D-index 24 Citations 8,078 52
865 World 29 National Richard Nadeau

Richard Nadeau

University of Montreal, Canada
D-index 24 Citations 2,513 74
866 World 1 National Jacob Bercovitch

Jacob Bercovitch

University of Canterbury, New Zealand
D-index 24 Citations 3,017 65
867 World 32 National Michele Acuto

Michele Acuto

University of Melbourne, Australia
D-index 24 Citations 2,938 61
868 World 521 National Daniel Bodansky

Daniel Bodansky

Arizona State University, United States
D-index 24 Citations 5,427 80
869 World 131 National Mark Thatcher

Mark Thatcher

London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
D-index 24 Citations 7,044 52
870 World 520 National Michele M. Betsill

Michele M. Betsill

Colorado State University, United States
D-index 24 Citations 9,932 43
871 World 31 National Allan McConnell

Allan McConnell

University of Sydney, Australia
D-index 24 Citations 5,782 63
872 World 21 National Jacques J.A. Thomassen

Jacques J.A. Thomassen

University of Twente, Netherlands
D-index 24 Citations 4,510 92
873 World 19 National Pascal Sciarini

Pascal Sciarini

University of Geneva, Switzerland
D-index 24 Citations 2,281 80
874 World 523 National Jacob N. Shapiro

Jacob N. Shapiro

Princeton University, United States
D-index 24 Citations 5,030 69
875 World 524 National W. Michael Reisman

W. Michael Reisman

Yale University, United States
D-index 24 Citations 2,237 149
876 World 525 National Nolan McCarty

Nolan McCarty

Princeton University, United States
D-index 24 Citations 9,432 51
877 World 526 National Jacob S. Hacker

Jacob S. Hacker

Yale University, United States
D-index 24 Citations 14,897 70
878 World 527 National Ira Katznelson

Ira Katznelson

Columbia University, United States
D-index 24 Citations 6,463 80
879 World 8 National Karin Bäckstrand

Karin Bäckstrand

Stockholm University, Sweden
D-index 24 Citations 5,845 49
880 World 528 National Jerome H. Reichman

Jerome H. Reichman

Duke University, United States
D-index 24 Citations 2,977 60
881 World 529 National Josep M. Colomer

Josep M. Colomer

Georgetown University, United States
D-index 24 Citations 4,743 62
882 World 530 National Robert Howse

Robert Howse

New York University, United States
D-index 24 Citations 3,677 96
883 World 522 National Michael Stohl

Michael Stohl

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
D-index 24 Citations 3,512 65
884 World 531 National Jeremy M. Weinstein

Jeremy M. Weinstein

Stanford University, United States
D-index 24 Citations 9,942 59
885 World 135 National Neil MacCormick

Neil MacCormick

University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
D-index 24 Citations 3,854 76
886 World 134 National Kenneth Newton

Kenneth Newton

University of Southampton, United Kingdom
D-index 24 Citations 10,005 48
887 World 532 National Idean Salehyan

Idean Salehyan

University of North Texas, United States
D-index 24 Citations 8,449 44
888 World 133 National Nasar Meer

Nasar Meer

University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
D-index 24 Citations 3,497 84
889 World 132 National Eugene McLaughlin

Eugene McLaughlin

City, University of London, United Kingdom
D-index 24 Citations 3,844 66
890 World 533 National Robert P. Merges

Robert P. Merges

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 24 Citations 4,071 75
891 World 33 National Berthold Rittberger

Berthold Rittberger

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
D-index 24 Citations 5,616 69
892 World 534 National J. David Singer

J. David Singer

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 24 Citations 5,404 57
893 World 535 National Jon C. Pevehouse

Jon C. Pevehouse

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
D-index 24 Citations 5,925 42
894 World 143 National Engin F. Isin

Engin F. Isin

Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom
D-index 24 Citations 6,478 62
895 World 142 National James Mitchell

James Mitchell

University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
D-index 24 Citations 2,053 106
896 World 144 National Shirin M. Rai

Shirin M. Rai

University of Warwick, United Kingdom
D-index 24 Citations 3,794 85
897 World 136 National Dennis Kavanagh

Dennis Kavanagh

University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
D-index 24 Citations 3,071 62
898 World 137 National Kenneth Dyson

Kenneth Dyson

Cardiff University, United Kingdom
D-index 24 Citations 6,112 69
899 World 31 National Lucan A. Way

Lucan A. Way

University of Toronto, Canada
D-index 24 Citations 15,727 49
900 World 543 National Michael G. Findley

Michael G. Findley

The University of Texas at Austin, United States
D-index 24 Citations 3,158 54

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