Georgetown Public Policy Review, 2012
3 Pages Posted: 18 Jun 2013 Last revised: 4 Jan 2015
Date Written: December 3, 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%.
Keywords: Elitism, Honor, Political Science, Academia, Class
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Oprisko, Robert L., Superpowers: The American Academic Elite (December 3, 2012). Georgetown Public Policy Review, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2280725