Civic Culture and Government Performance in the American States

@article{Rice1997CivicCA,
  title={Civic Culture and Government Performance in the American States},
  author={Tom M. Rice and Alexander F. Sumberg},
  journal={Publius-the Journal of Federalism},
  year={1997},
  volume={27},
  pages={99-114}
}
In a recent study, RobertD. Putnam reported a strong relationship between civic culture and government performance among the newly empowered regions of Italy. This article extends Putnam's methodology to the American states. Using similar techniques, we construct indices of civic culture and government performance for the states. When correlated, the results reveal a clear link between civicness and performance. States that are more civic tend to have governments that enact more liberal and… 

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