“Conversations with Bill Kristol”, a production of the Foundation for Constitutional Government, announces the release of a conversation with Robert D. Putnam.
A best-selling author and professor at the Harvard Kennedy School, Robert Putnam is one of America’s leading political scientists. In recent years, he has written widely on the decline in America’s civic life, and, with it, our capacity for self-government. In this conversation, Putnam discusses his research on declining levels of civic participation in America and presents his interpretation of the reasons for it. Putnam also recalls how actual political developments awakened his interest in political science, and explains how social science might help us address public policy problems.
Watch the videos, broken down by chapter, here.
See also the Foundation for Constitutional Government’s “Great Thinkers” resource.