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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

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Date posted: June 18, 2013 ; Last revised: January 4, 2015

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Oprisko, Robert L., Superpowers: The American Academic Elite (December 3, 2012). Georgetown Public Policy Review, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2280725

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