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- Simon & Schuster 2001; US$ 18.00
Once we bowled in leagues, usually after work -- but no longer. This seemingly small phenomenon symbolizes a significant social change that Robert Putnam has identified in this brilliant volume, Bowling Alone , which The Economist hailed as "a prodigious achievement." Drawing on vast new data that reveal Americans' changing behavior, Putnam... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2015; US$ 17.00
A New York Times bestseller and ?a passionate, urgent? ( The New Yorker ) examination of the growing inequality gap from the bestselling author of Bowling Alone : why fewer Americans today have the opportunity for upward mobility. Central to the very idea of America is the principle that we are a nation of opportunity. But over the last quarter... more...
- Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 16.99
In his national bestseller Bowling Alone , Robert Putnam illuminated the decline of social capital in the US. Now, in Democracies in Flux , Putnam brings together a group of leading scholars who broaden his findings as they examine the state of social capital in eight advanced democracies around the world.The book is packed with many intriguing revelations.... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 19.99
American Grace is a major achievement, a groundbreaking examination of religion in America. Unique among nations, America is deeply religious, religiously diverse, and remarkably tolerant. But in recent decades the nation?s religious landscape has been reshaped. America has experienced three seismic shocks, say Robert Putnam and David Campbell.... more...
- Manchester University Press 2013; US$ 20.99
Drawing on collaborative research from a distinguished team at Harvard and Manchester universities, 'The age of Obama' asks how two very different societies are responding to the tide of diversity that is being felt around the rich world. 'Guardian' journalist Tom Clark, Robert D. Putnam - best-selling author of 'Bowling alone' - and Manchester's Edward... more...
- Princeton University Press 1994; US$ 39.95 US$ 36.35
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 his collaborators offer empirical evidence for the importance of "civic community" in developing successful institutions. Their focus is on a unique experiment begun... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2009; US$ 17.00
In his acclaimed bestselling book, Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community , Robert Putnam described a thirty-year decline in America's social institutions. The book ended with the hope that new forms of social connection might be invented in order to revive our communities. In Better Together , Putnam and longtime civic activist... more...