Superpowers: The American Academic Elite

Georgetown Public Policy Review, 2012

3 Pages Posted: 18 Jun 2013 Last revised: 4 Jan 2015

Robert L. Oprisko

Indiana University, Center for the Study of Global Change

Date Written: December 3, 2012

Abstract

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

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

Robert Lee Oprisko (Contact Author)

Indiana University, Center for the Study of Global Change ( email )

201 North Indiana Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47408
United States

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