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Why Underachievers Dominate Secret Police Organizations: Evidence from Autocratic Argentina

Overview of attention for article published in American Journal of Political Science, September 2019
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#8 of 1,443)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

Mentioned by

blogs
3 blogs
twitter
551 tweeters
facebook
2 Facebook pages
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page
reddit
6 Redditors

Citations

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6 Dimensions

Readers on

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45 Mendeley
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Title
Why Underachievers Dominate Secret Police Organizations: Evidence from Autocratic Argentina
Published in
American Journal of Political Science, September 2019
DOI 10.1111/ajps.12475
Authors

Adam Scharpf, Christian Gläßel

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 45 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 31%
Researcher 7 16%
Student > Master 5 11%
Student > Bachelor 3 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 4%
Other 8 18%
Unknown 6 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 37 82%
Business, Management and Accounting 2 4%
Chemistry 1 2%
Unknown 5 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 439. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 08 March 2022.
All research outputs
#44,749
of 21,181,573 outputs
Outputs from American Journal of Political Science
#8
of 1,443 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#956
of 290,645 outputs
Outputs of similar age from American Journal of Political Science
#1
of 17 outputs
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So far Altmetric has tracked 1,443 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 27.8. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 99% of its peers.
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