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At Swarthmore I was taught by two great teachers, the political theorist Roland Pennock, and a student of American government named Chuck Gilbert.
They were very hard nosed, rigorous, serious thinkers, and that excited me – that you can apply some of the rigour of the sciences, where I was coming from, to politics.
Following graduation, he joined the University of Michigan faculty, becoming a full professor of political science in 1975.
In 1979, Robert Putnam moved to Harvard as a professor of government and subsequently served as department chair from 1984 to 1988.
These include: sustained and detailed attention to empirical data; a commitment to producing material that could help with the task of enhancing the quality of social and political discourse; and grounded and accessible writing. So I started digging around about trends in civic engagement in America… (AHEE interview 1995)We are not talking here simply about nostalgia for the 1950s.
However, his contribution to thinking about the nature of civic society – and its relation to political life is based on more than his analysis of US experience.To browse our reports and data by subject, select from the list below.Each subject page collects all our reports published since 1983.(Robert Putnam interviewed in ECPR News 2000) Rosemary also introduced him to Judaism (her faith).