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Democracies in Flux: The Evolution of Social Capital in Contemporary Society

Robert D. Putnam


This book examines the changes in social capital in eight advanced democracies: Australia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Japan, Spain, Sweden, and the United States. It considers both qualitative and quantitative evidence covering the period from the end of World War II to the end of the 20th century. Despite the lack of a single verdict, this volume offers a diversity of perspectives and insights from a collection of creative scholars.

Keywords: social capital, democracy, Australia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Japan, Spain, Sweden, United States

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780195150896
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2004 DOI:10.1093/0195150899.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert D. Putnam, editor
Harvard University
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