Author: Robert D. Putnam
Robert D. Putnam is a well-known American political scientist and professor of public policy at Harvard University. He was born on January 9, 1941, in Rochester, New York. Putnam has made significant contributions to the field of social capital and civic engagement. One of his most famous works is the book "Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community," published in 2000. In this book, Putnam explores the decline of social capital in the United States and highlights the decreasing levels of civic participation and trust among Americans.