Robert D. Putnam
#4640 Overall Influence

Robert D. Putnam

American political scientist

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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
University of Manchester

Public research university in Manchester, England

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Harvard University
Harvard University

Private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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University of Michigan
University of Michigan

Public research university in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

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Yale University
Yale University

Private research university in New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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Swarthmore College
Swarthmore College

Liberal arts college in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania

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#31 World Rank #23 USA Rank
Political Science
#439 World Rank #194 USA Rank
Sociology