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Harvard Kennedy School faculty disseminate their research in working papers and publications that contribute to public knowledge and fuel policy innovation. This list features recent faculty publications, including journal articles, books, edited volumes, research papers, and public testimony.

Faculty Papers and Publications

Putnam, Robert D. "Under Surface, Middle-Aged Women Push Anti-Trump Movement in US." Asahi Shimbun Globe, November 2, 2018.
Putnam, Robert D. "The Real Scandal the DNC Should Avoid." Washington Post, November 10, 2017.
Putnam, Robert D. "America Needs Big Ideas to Heal Our Divides. Here Are Three." PBS Newshour, October 19, 2017.
Finighan, Reuben, and Robert D. Putnam. "A Country Divided: The Growing Opportunity Gap in America." Economic Mobility: Research & Ideas on Strengthening Families, Communities & The Economy (2017): 139-174.
Putnam, Robert D. "How Bowling Alone Leads to Aging Alone: Social Capital in the Later Years of Life." Statement Before the Joint Economic Committee of US House and Senate Hearing, May 17, 2017.
Putnam, Robert D. "Social Networks and Geography: Comments on “How Does Geography Affect Equality of Opportunity”." The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences 2.2 (May 2016): 159–177.
Putnam, Robert D. "Closing the Opportunity Gap." 2016.
Putnam, Robert D. Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis. Simon & Schuster, 2016.
Putnam, Robert D. "A Candid Conversation about Schools, Culture, and the Widening Opportunity Gap in America with Professor Robert D. Putnam." About Campus 20.4 (September 2015): 3-7.
Snellman, Kaisa, Jennifer M. Silva, and Robert D. Putnam. "Inequity Outside the Classroom: Growing Class Differences in Participation in Extracurricular Activities." Voices in Urban Education 40 (2015): 7-14.
Putnam, Robert D. Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis. Simon & Schuster, 2015.
Snellman, Kaisa, Jennifer M. Silva, Carl B. Frederick, and Robert D. Putnam. "The Engagement Gap: Social Mobility and Extracurricular Participation among American Youth." ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 657.1 (January 2015): 194-207.
Frederick, Carl B., Kaisa Snellman, and Robert D. Putnam. "Reply to Gao et al: Racial Composition Does Not Explain Increasing Class Gaps in Obesity." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 111.22 (June 2014): 2238-2238.
Frederick, Carl B., Kaisa Snellman, and Robert D. Putnam. "Increasing Socioeconomic Disparities in Adolescent Obesity." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111.4 (January 2014): 1338-1342.
Putnam, Robert D. "Crumbling American Dreams." New York Times, August 3, 2013.
Putnam, Robert D. "Political Science Research Offers Better Democracy." Politico, July 10, 2013.
Lewis, Valerie A., Carol Ann MacGregor, and Robert D. Putnam. "Religion, Networks, and Neighborliness: The Impact of Religious Social Networks on Civic Engagement." Social Science Research 42.2 (March 2013): 331-346.
Putnam, Robert D. "What’s So Darned Special about Church Friends?" Altruism, Morality, & Social Solidarity Forum 3.2 (May 2012): 1, 19-21.
Campbell, David E., and Robert D. Putnam. "God and Caesar in America." Foreign Affairs 91.2 (March/April 2012): 34-43.
Putnam, Robert D., and David E. Campbell. "Pinpointing Romney's Mormon Challenge." Wall Street Journal, October 21, 2011.
Campbell, David E. and Robert D.Putnam. "Crashing the Tea Party." New York Times, August 17, 2011.
Campbell, David E., and Robert D. Putnam. "Islam and American Tolerance." Wall Street Journal, August 12, 2011.
Putnam, Robert D. "With Libya's Megalomaniac 'Philosopher-King'." Wall Street Journal, February 28, 2011.
Campbell, David E., and Robert D. Putnam. "America's Grace: How a Tolerant Nation Bridges Its Religious Divides." Political Science Quarterly, 126.4 (Winter 2011): 611-640.
Campbell, David E., and Robert D. Putnam. "Charity's Religious Edge." Wall Street Journal, December 10, 2010.
Lim, Chaeyoon, and Robert D. Putnam. "Religion, Social Networks, and Life Satisfaction." American Sociological Review 75.6 (December 2010): 914-933.
Lim, Chaeyoon, Carol Ann MacGregor, and Robert D. Putnam. "Secular and Liminal: Discovering Heterogeneity Among Religious Nones." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 49.4 (December 2010): 596–618.
Campbell, David E., and Robert D. Putnam. "Religious People are 'Better Neighbors'." USA Today, November 15, 2010.
Putnam, Robert D., and David E. Campbell. "Walking Away from Church." Los Angeles Times, October 17, 2010.
Putnam, Robert D., and David E. Campbell. American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us. Simon and Schuster, 2010.
Bush, Jeb, and Robert D. Putnam. "A Better Welcome for Our Nation's Immigrants." Washington Post, July 3, 2010.
Clark, Tom, Robert D. Putnam, and Edward Fieldhouse. The Age of Obama: The Changing Place of Minorities in British and American Society. University of Manchester Press, 2010.
Sander, Thomas H. and Putnam, Robert D. "Still Bowling Alone? The Post-9/11 Split." Journal of Democracy 21.1 (January 2010): 9-16.
Sander, Thomas H., and Robert D. Putnam. "How Joblessness Hurts Us All." USA Today, December 10, 2009.
Putnam, Robert D. "Diversity, Social Capital, and Immigrant Integration: Introductory Remarks." National Civic Review 98.1 (Spring 2009): 3-5.
Putnam, Robert D. Is America Becoming a More Class-Based Society? The Future of Political Science: 100 Perspectives. Ed. Gary King, Kay Schlozman, and Norman Nie. Routledge, 2009, 158-159.
Putnam, Lara E., and Robert D. Putnam. "Sunday Forum: The Growing Class Gap." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 20, 2008.
Putnam, Robert D. "The Rebirth of American Civic Life." Boston Globe, March 2, 2008.
Putnam, Robert D. "E Pluribus Unum: Diversity and Community in the Twenty-first Century: The 2006 Johan Skytte Prize Lecture." Scandinavian Political Studies 30.2 (June 2007): 137-174.
Helliwell, John, and Robert D. Putnam. "Education and Social Capital." Eastern Economics Journal 33.1 (2007): 1-19.
Putnam, Robert D. "Rallies, Not Riots." Boston Globe, December 31, 2006.
Bridgeland, John, and Robert D. Putnam. "Let's Get Connected." Time September 18, 2006: 22.
Putnam, Robert D. "You Gotta Have Friends." Time July 3, 2006: 36.
Putnam, Robert D. "Wanted: A Leader for Harvard." Boston Globe, March 5, 2006.
Helliwell, John, and Robert D. Putnam. "The Social Context of Well-Being." The Science of Well-Being. Ed. Felicia Huppert, Nick Baylis, and Barry Keverne. Oxford University Press, 2006.
Putnam, Robert D. "Answering “Mother-in-Law” Questions Can Move the Discipline Forward." Perspectives on Politics 3 (2005): 313-314.
Sander, Thomas H., and Robert D. Putnam. "September 11 as Civics Lesson." Washington Post, September 10, 2005.
Putnam, Robert D. "1996: The Civic Enigma." American Prospect, June 2005: 33.
Caiazza, Amy, and Robert D. Putnam. "Women's Status and Social Capital in the United States." Journal of Women, Politics, and Policy 27.1/2 (October 2005): 69-84.
Putnam, Robert D., and John M. Bridgeland. "A Nation of Doers Needs to Do More." Philadelphia Inquirer, December 3, 2004.