Robert D. Putnam is gurney Professor of Political Science at Harvard University. He is author, with Robert Leonardi and Raffaella Nanetti, of Making Democracy Work: Civic Traditons in Modern Italy (Princeton University Press, 1993).
What makes democracy work?
Article first published online: 1 FEB 2007
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National Civic Review
Volume 82, Issue 2, pages 101–107, Spring 1993
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Putnam, R. D. (1993), What makes democracy work?. Nat Civic Rev, 82: 101–107. doi: 10.1002/ncr.4100820204
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Certain communities do not enjoy a more vital civic life because they are prosperous, they are prosperous because they have a vital civic life. How do you make democracy work better? Start by strengthening the norms of trust, reciprocity and civic engagement that are indispensable to collective existence.