PUTNAM / SANDER - BOOKS AND ARTICLES

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Recent articles/books by Robert D. Putnam and/or Thomas Sander

(for newer articles, please visit Tom Sander's Social Capital Blog)

Robert D. Putnam, "The Rebirth of American Civic Life", Sunday Boston Globe Op-Ed (3/2/08)

Robert D. Putnam, 'E Pluribus Unum: Diversity and Community in the 21st Century' (June 2007, Scandinvanian Political Studies Journal)

'How's the job? Are Trust and Social Capital Neglected Social Capital Investments?' (2007) (John Helliwell, Haifang Huang and Robert Putnam) Forthcoming in an edited volume, but an earlier version of a Helliwell/Huang paper on this topic available here.

Robert D. Putnam, “Education and Social Capital,” Eastern Economics Journal, vol. 33:1-19 (2007, with John Helliwell).

Let's Get Connected, TIME Viewpoint, September 11, 2006 (Robert D. Putnam, with John Bridgeland)

You Gotta Have Friends A study finds that Americans are getting lonelier, TIME Viewpoint, July 3, 2006 (Robert D. Putnam)

Sept. 11 as Civics LessonWashington Post Op-Ed, September 10, 2005 (Robert D. Putnam/ Thomas H. Sander)

The Social Context of Well-Being (In The Science of Well-Being) (2005) (John F. Helliwell and Robert Putnam) "A Nation of Doers Needs to Do More" , Philadelphia Inquirer Op-Ed, December 3, 2004 (Robert D. Putnam, with John Bridgeland)

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In "A Better Society In A Time Of War", New York Times Op-Ed, 10/19/01, p. A19, (Robert D. Putnam) On a comparison of the efforts made by Pearl Harbor to reinvigorate American civil society versus efforts made post 9-11.

Robert D. Putnam, Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community (Simon and Schuster, 2000) Robert D. Putnam, 1996: The Civic Enigma (June 2005 reflection back on 1995 article Bowling Alone and what's been learned since then). Robert D Putnam, “Health By Association: some comments” in International Journal of Epidemiology (7/28/04).

Robert D Putnam, Education, Diversity, Social Cohesion and Social Capital (3/18/04 talk to OECD Education Ministers: Raising the Quality of Education for All, Dublin)

Robert D. Putnam, Better Together: Restoring the American Community (Simon & Schuster, September 2003), with co-author Lew Feldstein, containing roughly a dozen chapters each describing promising new forms of social connectedness in diverse communities across America and what can be learned from across these examples.

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Robert D. Putnam, Democracies in Flux: The Evolution of Social Capital in Contemporary Society (Oxford University Press, 2002)

Robert D Putnam, “Community-based social capital and educational performance” in Making Good Citizens: Education and Civil Society, edited by Diane Ravitch and Joseph Viteritti (New Haven CT: Yale University Press, 2001).

Robert D. Putnam, " The Strange Disappearance "(American Prospect, 1996)

Robert D. Putnam, " Bowling Alone: America's Declining Social Capital" (Journal of Democracy, 1995) (subscription only site)
- reprinted here and long excerpt of "Bowling Alone" article available here.

Robert D. Putnam, "The Prosperous Community: Social Capital and Public Life" (American Prospect, Spring 1993)

Robert D. Putnam, Foreword for volume of Housing Policy Debate on social capital, Housing Policy Debate, Volume 9, Issue 1 (1998).
Robert D. Putnam, Making Democracy Work (Princeton Press, 1993).

Sept. 11 as Civics LessonWashington Post Op-Ed, September 10, 2005 (Thomas H. Sander/Robert D. Putnam)

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Thomas H. Sander, Create a New Us (TIME magazine, September 15, 2008)

Thomas H. Sander, The Boomers Are Coming (FORUM magazine, Jan-Feb. 2007).

A Friend in Need describing the growing gap in social capital between rich and poor (Thomas H. Sander, 11/14/05, Boston Globe)

Thomas Sander, “Social capital and civic engagement of individuals over age 50 in the United States” (with Robert D. Putnam) in Civic Engagement and the Baby Boomer Generation, Laura B. Wilson, and Sharon Simson, eds. (Haworth Press, 2006).

Social capital in K-12 schools and curricula (v.1.1) (Dec.. 2006)

Social Capital Building Toolkit (Version 1.2)" (Thomas Sander/Kathleen Lowney) (revised 2006)

Thomas Sander, “E-Associations? Using Technology to Connect Citizens: the Case of Meetup.com” Paper for American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Conference in Washington, DC, September 2005. Another version of this paper available as a Taubman Center Working Paper.

Presentation by Thomas Sander on Meetup research at Berkman Center's Bits & Bytes conference, Dec. 10, 2004. [Meetup presentation starts at 22:30 into the webcast through 41:00 and then there are Q&A from 1:13:00 through 1:36:00 of the presentation.] This is from an earlier presentation on the Meetup research than the APSA paper above.

Thomas Sander, “E-associations: Can Technology Reverse Declining Civic Engagement?” in Taubman Center for State and Local Government Annual Report , April 2005.

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Introductory Text on Social Capital for 'Hab & Gut/Was ein Dorf kann' exhibit in Schwarzenberg, Austria (June 2005). For information on the show click here.
Thomas Sander co-editor, Encyclopedia of Community: From the Village to the Virtual World, Sage Reference, 2003.

Thomas Sander, “Flash-in-the-pan Mobs?Harvard Crimson Op-Ed. September 17, 2003.

“Walking the Civic Talk after September 11” (Op-Ed) in Christian Science Monitor, Feb. 19, 2002 (Thomas Sander, Robert D. Putnam).

Thomas Sander, “Social Capital and New Urbanism: Leading a Civic Horse to Water?” National Civic Review. Fall 2002. Vol. 91, Issue 3. “Community Foundations and Social Capital”, in Building Philanthropic and Social Capital: The Work of Community Foundations, ed Peter Walkenhorst, Bertelsmann Foundation Publishers, 2001. (Thomas Sander with Lewis Feldstein)

“Schools and Social Capital,” in School Administrator, Sept. 1999 (Thomas Sander/Robert D. Putnam)

Environmental Impact Statements and Their Lessons for Social Capital Analysis” (Thomas Sander) (1999)

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