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Ronald Inglehart Is the Most Cited Political Scientist

Ronald Inglehart, Chief Research Fellow at the Laboratory for Comparative Social Research (LCSR), topped the The Political Science 400 and became the most cited political scientist in the United States.

The Political Science 400 is the ranking that is published by the American Association of Political Science (APSA). It distinguishes 400 the most cited political scientists who teach at PhD programmes in the United States. The latest update of the ranking is based on the analysis of the publication activities and citations of the 4,089 scholars in accordance with Google Scholar, a scientometric search system.

Ronald Inglehart, LCSR Chief Research Fellow and Professor at Institute for Social Research at University of Michigan, topped the ranking and was recognised as the most cited political scientist in the United States. Professor Inglehart is the originator of the theory of post-materialism, the Director of the World Values Survey project, one of the founders of the Eurobarometer project, and the author of more than 230 scientific papers.

His researches focus on cultural change and its consequences. Using data from the World Values Survey, which he has led since 1988, Professor Inglehart explores relations between the values and beliefs of large groups of people and the presence or absence of democratic institutions in their countries. He studies how exactly cultural transformations in industrial societies affect self-expression, sexual and religious norms, motivation, independence, and politics.

Ronald Inglehart's works have been translated into many languages, including German, Spanish, French, Russian, Polish, Farsi, Vietnamese, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese.

Sincere congratulations to Professor Inglehart on this achievement!