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Putnam, Robert D.

Overview
Works: 176 works in 661 publications in 11 languages and 23,258 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Cross-cultural studies  Interviews  Nonfiction films  Short films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Host, 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 )

26 editions published between 2000 and 2020 in English and Italian and held by 2,929 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 )

31 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,434 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 )

24 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 2,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the impact of religion on American life and how that impact has changed in the last half-century
Making democracy work : civic traditions in modern Italy by Robert D Putnam( Book )

47 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,157 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
Bureaucrats and politicians in western democracies by Joel D Aberbach( )

20 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and held by 2,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In uneasy partnership at the helm of the modern state stand elected party politicians and professional bureaucrats. This book is the first comprehensive comparison of these two powerful elites. In seven countries--the United States, Great Britain, France, Germany, Sweden, Italy, and the Netherlands--researchers questioned 700 bureaucrats and 6OO politicians in an effort to understand how their aims, attitudes, and ambitions differ within cultural settings. One of the authors' most significant findings is that the worlds of these two elites overlap much more in the United States than in Europe. But throughout the West bureaucrats and politicians each wear special blinders and each have special virtues. In a well-ordered polity, the authors conclude, politicians articulate society's dreams and bureaucrats bring them gingerly to earth
Double-edged diplomacy : international bargaining and domestic politics by Peter B Evans( )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 1,888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democracies in flux : the evolution of social capital in contemporary society by Robert D Putnam( Book )

38 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 1,462 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."
Better together : restoring the American community by Robert D Putnam( Book )

29 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,395 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
The age of Obama : the changing place of minorities in British and American society by Tom Clark( )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,277 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
Hanging together : the seven-power summits by Robert D Putnam( Book )

43 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disaffected democracies : what's troubling the trilateral countries? by Robert D Putnam( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in English and held by 880 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
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 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bowling alone : the collapse and revival of American community by Robert D Putnam( Book )

35 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows how changes in work, family structure, women's roles, and other factors have caused people to become increasingly disconnected from family, friends, neighbors, and democratic structures--and how they may reconnect
The beliefs of politicians: ideology, conflict, and democracy in Britain and Italy by Robert D Putnam( Book )

15 editions published between 1973 and 1996 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gesellschaft und Gemeinsinn : Sozialkapital im internationalen Vergleich( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in German and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 131 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 )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 125 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
Education and social capital by John F Helliwell( )

13 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 111 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
Democracies in flux( )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La tradizione civica nelle regioni italiane by Robert D Putnam( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in Italian and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Bowling alone : the collapse and revival of American community Bowling alone : the collapse and revival of American community
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American grace : how religion divides and unites usMaking democracy work : civic traditions in modern ItalyBureaucrats and politicians in western democraciesDouble-edged diplomacy : international bargaining and domestic politicsDemocracies in flux : the evolution of social capital in contemporary societyBetter together : restoring the American communityThe age of Obama : the changing place of minorities in British and American societyHanging together : the seven-power summits
Alternative Names
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 americký politolog

Robert Putnam Amerikaans politicoloog

Robert Putnam politologue américain

Robert Putnam sociólogo y politólogo estadounidense

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

Патнэм Р.

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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