Superpowers: The American Academic Elite
Robert L. Oprisko
Indiana University, Center for the Study of Global Change
December 3, 2012
Georgetown Public Policy Review, 2012
This paper examines the hiring practices of Ph.D. — granting political science programs in the United States. It finds that hiring is closely related to one's Ph.D. alma mater as a form on institutional affiliation. Descriptive statistics for this impact are given and include that the top five programs place 20% of all R1 academics and the top eleven place 50%.
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Keywords: Elitism, Honor, Political Science, Academia, Class
Date posted: June 18, 2013 ; Last revised: January 4, 2015
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