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Putnam, Robert D.

Overview
Works: 145 works in 572 publications in 12 languages and 21,856 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies  Filmed interviews  Interviews  Nonfiction films  Short films  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Interviewee, Speaker
Classifications: HN65, 306.0973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert D Putnam
Bowling alone : the collapse and revival of American community by Robert D Putnam( Book )

46 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in 8 languages and held by 3,488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Putnam's work shows how social bonds are the most powerful predictor of life satisfaction. For example, he reports that getting married is the equivalent of quadrupling your income and attending a club meeting regularly is the equivalent of doubling your income. The loss of social capital is felt in critical ways: Communities with less social capital have lower educational performance and more teen pregnancy, child suicide, low birth weight, and prenatal mortality. Social capital is also a strong predictor of crime rates and other measures of neighborhood quality of life, as it is of our health: In quantitative terms, if you both smoke and belong to no groups, it's a close call as to which is the riskier behavior."--Jacket
Our kids : the American Dream in crisis by Robert D Putnam( Book )

22 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 2,184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A groundbreaking examination of the growing inequality gap from the bestselling author of Bowling Alone: why fewer Americans today have the opportunity for upward mobility. It's the American dream: get a good education, work hard, buy a house, and achieve prosperity and success. This is the America we believe in--a nation of opportunity, constrained only by ability and effort. But during the last twenty-five years we have seen a disturbing "opportunity gap" emerge. Americans have always believed in equality of opportunity, the idea that all kids, regardless of their family background, should have a decent chance to improve their lot in life. Now, this central tenet of the American dream seems no longer true or at the least, much less true than it was. Robert Putnam--about whom The Economist said, "his scholarship is wide-ranging, his intelligence luminous, his tone modest, his prose unpretentious and frequently funny"--Offers a personal but also authoritative look at this new American crisis. Putnam begins with his high school class of 1959 in Port Clinton, Ohio. By and large the vast majority of those students--"our kids"--went on to lives better than those of their parents. But their children and grandchildren have had harder lives amid diminishing prospects. Putnam tells the tale of lessening opportunity through poignant life stories of rich and poor kids from cities and suburbs across the country, drawing on a formidable body of research done especially for this book. Our Kids is a rare combination of individual testimony and rigorous evidence. Putnam provides a disturbing account of the American dream that should initiate a deep examination of the future of our country"--
American grace : how religion divides and unites us by Robert D Putnam( Book )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 2,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the impact of religion on American life and how that impact has changed in the last half-century
Better together : restoring the American community by Robert D Putnam( Book )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a hopeful message about civic renewal with stories of a dozen places around the country where people are engaging in new forms of social activism and community renewal
Making democracy work : civic traditions in modern Italy by Robert D Putnam( Book )

70 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why do some democratic governments succeed and others fail? In a world full of hope for democratization but wary of government failure, this book offers empirical evidence for the importance of civic community in developing successful institutions. As part of a unique experiment begun in 1970 when Italy created new governments for each of its regions - regions that vary greatly from the standpoint of wealth, social structure, and political leanings - Robert Putnam and his collaborators spent two decades evaluating the performance of these governments in such fields as agriculture, housing, and health services. Their findings were surprising: regions that enjoy effective government in the 1990s have inherited a legacy of civic engagement that can be traced back to the early Middle Ages. Just as Tocqueville traveled to America to try to understand democracy, Putnam and his colleagues draw broad lessons for democratic theory from their twenty-year journey through Italy. Their conclusions challenge the simple-minded thesis of the primacy of economics and the easy optimism of social engineers. Based on dozens of case studies and thousands of interviews with politicians, community leaders, and ordinary citizens, this book illuminates patterns of associationism, trust, and cooperation that facilitate good governance and economic prosperity. It also contributes to the discussion of democracy in the newly freed lands of Eurasia and the developing world and to the gathering debate about how to revitalize democracy in America
Democracies in flux : the evolution of social capital in contemporary society by Robert D Putnam( Book )

37 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book is packed with intriguing revelations about common trends in the countries studied. The contributors note, for instance, that waning participation in unions, churches, and political parties seems to be virtually universal, a troubling discovery as these forms of social capital are especially important for empowering less educated, less affluent portions of the population. Indeed, in general, the researchers found more social grouping among the affluent than among the working classes and also found evidence of a younger generation that is singularly uninterested in politics, distrustful both of politicians and of others, cynical about public affairs, and less inclined to participate in enduring social organizations. On the bright side, social capital appears as strong as ever in Sweden, where 40% of the adult population participate in "study circles"--Small groups who meet weekly for educational discussions." "Social capital - good will, fellowship, sympathy, and social intercourse - is vitally important both for the health of our communities and for our own physical and psychological well-being. Offering a panoramic look at social capital around the world, this book makes an important contribution to our understanding of these phenomena. It will interest anyone concerned with promoting civil society and vibrant social discourse."
Bureaucrats and politicians in western democracies by Joel D Aberbach( Book )

19 editions published between 1981 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The comparative study of political elites by Robert D Putnam( Book )

14 editions published between 1976 and 1994 in English and Chinese and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beliefs of politicians: ideology, conflict, and democracy in Britain and Italy by Robert D Putnam( Book )

16 editions published between 1973 and 1996 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disaffected democracies : what's troubling the trilateral countries?( Book )

11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is notable that as democracy replaces other forms of governing throughout the world, citizens of the most established and prosperous democracies increasingly report dissatisfaction and frustration with their governments. This volume examines why this is so
Hanging together : the seven-power summits by Robert D Putnam( Book )

13 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Double-edged diplomacy : international bargaining and domestic politics by Peter B Evans( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hanging together : cooperation and conflict in the seven-power summits by Robert D Putnam( Book )

23 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The age of Obama : the changing place of minorities in British and American society by Tom Clark( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume asks how two very different societies are responding to the tide of diversity that is being felt around the rich world. The authors mix social and scientific rigor with accessible charts in order to argue that injustice still blight lives of many U.K. and U.S. minorities -- particularly African Americans. They maintain that there are signs the new diversity strains community life and they feel that in both countries, public opinion is running irreversibly in favor of tolerance. That bodes well for the future -- and suggests a future British leader like the U.S.'s Barack Obama cannot be ruled out
Gesellschaft und Gemeinsinn : Sozialkapital im internationalen Vergleich( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in German and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American grace : how religion divides and unites us by Robert D Putnam( Recording )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This interesting study takes its findings from two of the largest, most comprehensive surveys ever conducted on religion and public life in America, plus in-depth studies of diverse congregations, among them a megachurch, a Mormon congregation, a Catholic parish, a reform Jewish synagogue, and an African American congregation
Our kids : the American dream in crisis by Robert D Putnam( Recording )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's the American dream: get a good education, work hard, buy a house, and achieve prosperity and success. This is the America we believe in₇a nation of opportunity, constrained only by ability and effort. But during the last twenty-five years we have seen a disturbing "opportunity gap" emerge. Americans have always believed in equality of opportunity, the idea that all kids, regardless of their family background, should have a decent chance to improve their lot in life
Families, communities, and education in America : exploring the evidence by Jay Braatz( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What the empirical evidence suggests about the relationship between parental involvement in noninstructional educational activities or wider networks of community engagement on the one hand and effective schools and student learning on the other is explored. Parent participation is discussed as direct involvement in school governance or as indirect participation in school-community collaborative efforts. It is generally agreed that schools need parental and community involvement to succeed. The concept of social capital refers to features of social organization that improve the productiveness of individuals and groups. As a concept, it originated in claims about the effects of social networks and norms in education in America. The empirical basis of those claims remains controversial, largely because of methodological difficulties, but there is good reason to suspect that many forms of social capital influence education powerfully, including the family, community engagement, and parent-school engagement. Preliminary exploration of three independent measures of educational outcomes (National Assessment of Educational Progress scores, Scholastic Assessment Test scores, and statewide dropout rates) strongly suggests that greater attention should be paid to the possible educational consequences of differing levels of social capital at both family and community levels. These findings raise questions about the methodology, causes, and mechanisms involved in social capital influences on education. Much effort will be needed to test theories linking social capital and educational outcomes and to develop effective social capital intensive strategies for improving education in America. Dilemmas associated with these efforts include equity-efficiency tradeoffs, the link between government and social capital, inclusive versus exclusive social capital, and disparities in class, status, and power. For all its promise, strengthening social capital is not an antiseptic, risk-free strategy for improving education. (Sld)
Education and social capital by John F Helliwell( Book )

12 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Education is usually the most important predictor of political and social engagement. Over the last half century, educational levels in the United States have risen sharply, yet levels of political and social participation have not. Norman Nie, Jane Junn, and Kenneth Stehlik-Barry (NJS-B) have offered an elegant resolution to this paradox based on a distinction between the relative education having positive effects on participation. Using a broad range of evidence, including the data used by NJS-B, this paper shows that increases in average education levels improve trust and do not reduce participation levels. The contrast with the NJS-B participation results is found to be due to the definition of the educational environment. We use a changing regional comparison group, theoretically preferable to NJS-B's static national measure. Our results point to a more optimistic conclusion about the consequences of increases in average education levels, while leaving open the puzzle of sluggish participation
The decline of civil society : how come? so what? by Robert D Putnam( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in French and English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This document looks at the decline of civil society. Topics covered are: social capital; the decline in trust; the decline in civic engagement; bowling alone; the decline in "connectedness"; searching for an explanation; demographic factors; economic factors; age factors; suburbanization, architecture and mobility; the prime suspect; why does it matter?; what can be done?
 
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Bowling alone : the collapse and revival of American community
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Būtnām, Rūbirt D.

Būtnām, Rūbirt D. 1941-

Putnam, Rober David.

Putnam, Robert 1941-

Putnam, Robert D.

Putnam, Robert D. 1941-

Putnam, Robert David

Putnam, Robert David 1941-

Putnam, Robert F.

Putnum, Robert D.

Robert Patnam

Robert Putnam

Robert Putnam Amerikaans politicoloog

Robert Putnam US-amerikanischer Soziologe, Politikwissenschaftler und Hochschullehrer an der Harvard University

Патнэм, Роберт

Роберт Патнам

Роберт Патнем

רוברט פטנאם

بوتنام، روبرت د.

رابرت پاتنم

روبرت د. بوتنام

로버트 퍼트남

퍼트넘, 로버트 D. 1941-

퍼트넘, 로버트 데이비드 1941-

푸트남, 로버트 D. 1941-

푸트남, 로버트 데이비드 1941-

パットナム, ロバート・D

ロバート・パットナム

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American grace : how religion divides and unites usBetter together : restoring the American communityMaking democracy work : civic traditions in modern ItalyDemocracies in flux : the evolution of social capital in contemporary societyBureaucrats and politicians in western democraciesDisaffected democracies : what's troubling the trilateral countries?Hanging together : the seven-power summitsDouble-edged diplomacy : international bargaining and domestic politics