The 2005 Global Intellectuals Poll

The 2005 Global Intellectuals Poll is a list of the 100 most important living public intellectuals in the world which has been compiled in November 2005 by "Prospect Magazine" (UK) and "Foreign Policy" (US) on the basis of a reader's ballot comprising more than 20,000 votes.

Demographics

According to location of birth, roughly 40% came from USA and Canada, 25% from Europe and Russia, 22% from Middle and Far East. The other locations received less than 5% -Latin America with 4 and Africa and Australia with 3. Only 8% are women.

Criticisms

As it happens with many free votes over the Internet, the poll may be a victim of organized voting campaigns and biases introduced by the nationality and language of the organizer. This may be true in the present case, since the number of Iranian intellectuals represented in the list is above that of entire Latin America, Nigeria has almost the totality of votes in the entire Africa and France is underrepresented. [ [http://www.prospect-magazine.co.uk/article_details.php?id=7078 Global public intellectuals poll] November 2005, Prospect Magazine, No. 116]

The list

The following are the names of the top 100 according to its classification:
# Noam Chomsky
# Umberto Eco
# Richard Dawkins
# Václav Havel
# Christopher Hitchens
# Paul Krugman
# Jürgen Habermas
# Amartya Sen
# Jared Diamond
# Salman Rushdie
# Naomi Klein
# Shirin Ebadi
# Hernando de Soto
# Bjørn Lomborg
# Abdolkarim Soroush
# Thomas Friedman
# Pope Benedict XVI
# Eric Hobsbawm
# Paul Wolfowitz
# Camille Paglia
# Francis Fukuyama
# Jean Baudrillard
# Slavoj Zizek
# Daniel Dennett
# Freeman Dyson
# Steven Pinker
# Jeffrey Sachs
# Samuel Huntington
# Mario Vargas Llosa
# Ali al-Sistani
# Edward O. Wilson
# Richard Posner
# Peter Singer
# Bernard Lewis
# Fareed Zakaria
# Gary Becker
# Michael Ignatieff
# Chinua Achebe
# Anthony Giddens
# Lawrence Lessig
# Richard Rorty
# Jagdish Bhagwati
# Fernando Henrique Cardoso
# JM Coetzee
# Niall Ferguson
# Ayaan Hirsi Ali
# Steven Weinberg
# Julia Kristeva
# Germaine Greer
# Antonio Negri
# Rem Koolhaas
# Timothy Garton Ash
# Martha Nussbaum
# Orhan Pamuk
# Clifford Geertz
# Yusuf al-Qaradawi
# Henry Louis Gates Jr.
# Tariq Ramadan
# Amos Oz
# Larry Summers
# Hans Küng
# Robert Kagan
# Paul Kennedy
# Daniel Kahneman
# Sari Nusseibeh
# Wole Soyinka
# Kemal Derviş
# Michael Walzer
# Gao Xingjian
# Howard Gardner
# James Lovelock
# Robert Hughes
# Ali Mazrui
# Craig Venter
# Martin Rees
# James Q. Wilson
# Robert Putnam
# Peter Sloterdijk
# Sergei Karaganov
# Sunita Narain
# Alain Finkielkraut
# Fan Gang
# Florence Wambugu
# Gilles Kepel
# Enrique Krauze
# Ha Jin
# Neil Gershenfeld
# Paul Ekman
# Jaron Lanier
# Gordon Conway
# Pavol Demes
# Elaine Scarry
# Robert Cooper
# Harold Varmus
# Pramoedya Ananta Toer
# Zheng Bijian
# Kenichi Ohmae
# Wang Jisi
# Kishore Mahbubani
# Shintaro Ishihara

Notes

External links

* [http://www.foreignpolicy.com/story/cms.php?story_id=3249 The Prospect/FP Top 100 Public Intellectuals] - Prospect/FP's pick of the top 100 (registration required)
* [http://www.foreignpolicy.com/story/cms.php?story_id=3260 Prospect/FP Top 100 Public Intellectuals Results] - Results of the ranking vote. (registration required)
* [http://www.prospect-magazine.co.uk/article_details.php?id=7078&issue=512&category=174&author=&AuthKey=c5f15f1484e2fd851d15e672190f40e2 The Global Intellectuals Poll] . Prospect Magazine, November 2005.
* [http://www.infoplease.com/spot/topintellectuals.html Who are the world's leading public intellectuals?] - Results with field and country listing.


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