If there is anything PSJR is consistent about it is the supposed pedigree of CHYMPS PhD holders. Everyone seems to agree that getting your political science degree from one of these schools is not only enough to get you a job, but often hiring committees will prefer CHYMPS pedigree over someone from a "lesser" school that has more or higher quality publication(s).
Does this preference for pedigree above all else carry over into public policy and public administration departments? I just don’t see for example the public administration people freaking out whenever a new faculty hire has their PhD in PA from Syracuse (a top ranked school for PA). On the other hand in political science, people definitely seem to treat the CHYMPS PhDs with more respect, even when it is not earned.
Admittedly this is all based on my personal observation, but I am curious to see what PSJR thinks. Are public administration and public policy departments less obsessed with PhD pedigree than political science departments?