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Bowling Alone: America's Declining Social Capital by Robert D. Putnam. When Alexis de Tocqueville visited the United States in the s, it was the. Robert D. Putnam. “Bowling Alone: America's Declining Social Capital". Journal of Democracy, January , pp. Abstract: The US once had an enviable . munity and civic engagement in America, Robert Putnam reveals a startling tendency in Putnam's work. Bowling Alone, revolves around the notion of.
Putnam was born in and grew up in Ohio. His experience of small-town life there may have helped him develop his theories on social capital. Not only has it found an audience in many areas, including politics and academia, but it has also attracted interest from the wider public. Who Is Robert D. Born in , Robert D.
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The Collapse and Revival of American Community unlimited 2. Book details Author: Robert Putnam Pages: English ISBN Description this book Few people outside certain scholarly circles had heard the name Robert D Putnam before Our growing social- capital deficit threatens educational performance, safe neighbourhoods, equitable tax collection, democratic responsiveness, everyday honesty, and even our health and 4.
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The rise and decline of nations: Economic growth, stagflation, and social rigidities. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. Google Scholar. Putnam, R.
Making democracy work: He notes that pressures of time and money, the disintegration of the family unit, and the rise of mass media and television have all contributed to the reduction of social capital. But the real culprit, he decides, is change over generations.
And by writing in plain, accessible English, Putnam opened up the discussion of civic disengagement to a wide population of readers and thinkers. Why Does Bowling Alone Matter?
It would be difficult to overstate the impact of Bowling Alone, which has become one of the most frequently cited social science publications of the past half-century.
This reset the starting point in the debate over social capital. And so, rather than arguing about whether social capital was declining, academics moved on to consider the reasons behind this decline.
Not everyone agreed with this analysis and some began to search for other explanations.