Robert D. Putnam

Robert D. Putnam


Born
in Port Clinton, Ohio, The United States
January 01, 1941


Robert David Putnam is a political scientist and professor of public policy at the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government. He is also visiting professor and director of the Manchester Graduate Summer Programme in Social Change, University of Manchester (UK). Putnam developed the influential two-level game theory that assumes international agreements will only be successfully brokered if they also result in domestic benefits. His most famous (and controversial) work, Bowling Alone, argues that the United States has undergone an unprecedented collapse in civic, social, associational, and political life (social capital) since the 1960s, with serious negative consequences.

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“We all know that the way to get something done is to give it to a busy person.”
Robert D. Putnam, Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community

“Social capital may turn out to be a prerequisite for, rather than a consequence of, effective computer-mediated communication.”
Robert D. Putnam, Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community

“Poor kids, through no fault of their own, are less prepared by their families, their schools, and their communities to develop their God-given talents as fully as rich kids. For economic productivity and growth, our country needs as much talent as we can find, and we certainly can’t afford to waste it. The opportunity gap imposes on all of us both real costs and what economists term “opportunity costs.”
Robert D. Putnam, Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis



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