John Mearsheimer

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John Joseph Mearsheimer (; born December 14, 1947) is an American political scientist and international relations scholar, who belongs to the realist school of thought. He is the R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago. Mearsheimer is best known for developing the theory of offensive realism, which describes the interaction between great powers as being primarily driven by the rational desire to achieve regional hegemony in an anarchic international system. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Mearsheimer has received more than 573,971 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia. John Mearsheimer is the 22nd most popular political scientist (up from 24th in 2019), the 4,309th most popular biography from United States (up from 4,747th in 2019) and the 8th most popular American Political Scientist.

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Among political scientists, John Mearsheimer ranks 22 out of 29Before him are Joseph Nye, Anton Friedrich Justus Thibaut, Aleksandr Dugin, Muhammad Asad, Robert D. Putnam, and Arend Lijphart. After him are Leonard Hobhouse, William Graham Sumner, Robert Keohane, Olivier Roy, Norman Finkelstein, and Graham Allison.

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Among people born in 1947, John Mearsheimer ranks 263Before him are Adam Cheng, Mick Box, Jude Ciccolella, Marion Ramsey, Salvatore Sciarrino, and Rita Lee. After him are Andrew Blake, Stéphane Courtois, Mick Fleetwood, Sammy Hagar, David Zucker, and Bernard Giraudeau.

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Among people born in United States, John Mearsheimer ranks 4,309 out of 15,968Before him are Kathleen Quinlan (1954), Ralph Kirkpatrick (1911), Ralph Boston (1939), Loretta Lynn (1932), Randy Orton (1980), and Benny Carter (1907). After him are Zelda Rubinstein (1933), James Drury (1934), John Henry Holland (1929), Rahsaan Roland Kirk (1935), Walter Hunt (1796), and Ruggiero Ricci (1918).


Among political scientists born in United States, John Mearsheimer ranks 8Before him are Harold Lasswell (1902), Francis Fukuyama (1952), Robert A. Dahl (1915), Gene Sharp (1928), Joseph Nye (1937), and Robert D. Putnam (1941). After him are William Graham Sumner (1840), Robert Keohane (1941), Norman Finkelstein (1953), and Graham Allison (1940).