Superpowers: The American Academic Elite
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
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