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Bowling alone: the collapse and revival of American community
  • R. Putnam
  • Sociology, Computer Science
  • CSCW '00
  • 2000
Drawing on evidence that includes nearly half a million interviews conducted over a quarter of a century in America, Putnam shows how changes in work, family structure, age, suburban life, television, computers, women's roles and other factors are isolating Americans from each other in a trend whose reflection can clearly be seen in British society. Expand
Bowling Alone: America's Declining Social Capital
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/DETOC/assoc/bowling.html 5/28/2012 Copyright © 1995 The National Endowment for Democracy and The Johns Hopkins University Press. Registered users of a subscribedExpand
Making Democracy Work: Civic Traditions in Modern Italy.
Harvard political scientist Robert Putnam is well known for his contention, first presented in an article entitled “Bowling Alone,” that civic engagement in contemporary America is in decline. TheExpand
The Prosperous Community: Social Capital and Public Life
Your corn is ripe today; mine will be so tomorrow. ‘Tis profitable for us both, that I should labour with you today, and that you should aid me tomorrow. I have no kindness for you, and know you haveExpand
Tuning In, Tuning Out: The Strange Disappearance of Social Capital in America
It is a daunting honor to deliver the inaugural Pool Lecture. Ithiel de Sola Pool was a brilliant, broad-gauged scholar whose interests ranged from the Nazi elite to direct satellite broadcasting,Expand
Making Democracy Work: Civic Traditions in Modern Italy
Why do some democratic governments succeed and others fail? In a book that has received attention from policymakers and civic activists in America and around the world, Robert Putnam and hisExpand
Diplomacy and domestic politics: the logic of two-level games
Domestic politics and international relations are often inextricably entangled, but existing theories (particularly “state-centric” theories) do not adequately account for these linkages. WhenExpand
The social context of well-being.
  • J. Helliwell, R. Putnam
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society…
  • 29 September 2004
This work confirms that social capital is strongly linked to subjective well-being through many independent channels and in several different forms, both directly and through their impact on health. Expand
Making Democracy Work
Social Capital: Measurement and Consequences
This paper starts with a discussion of definitions of social capital, then turns to issues in measurement, and finally, presents some evidence on the consequences of social capital. In the last fiveExpand