#2514 Overall Influence

Robert D. Putnam

American political scientist


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From Wikipedia

Robert David Putnam is an American political scientist. He is the Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government. 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 work, Bowling Alone, argues that the United States has undergone an unprecedented collapse in civic, social, associational, and political life since the 1960s, with serious negative consequences. In March 2015, he published a book called Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis that looked at issues of inequality of opportunity in the United States. According to the Open Syllabus Project, Putnam is the third most frequently cited author on college syllabi for political science courses.

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University of Manchester

Public research university in Manchester, England

Harvard University

Private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

University of Michigan

Public research university in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

Yale University

Private research university in New Haven, Connecticut, United States

Swarthmore College

Liberal arts college in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania

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Influence Rankings by Discipline

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#44 World Rank
Political Science
#136 World Rank