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Making Democracy Work: Civic Traditions in Modern Italy / Edition 1
     

Making Democracy Work: Civic Traditions in Modern Italy / Edition 1

by Robert D. Putnam, Robert Leonardi, Raffaella Y. Nanetti
 

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ISBN-10: 0691037388

ISBN-13: 9780691037387

Pub. Date: 05/27/1994

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Why do some democratic governments succeed and others fail? In a book that has received attention from policymakers and civic activists in America and around the world, Robert Putnam and his collaborators offer empirical evidence for the importance of "civic community" in developing successful institutions. Their focus is on a unique experiment begun in 1970 when

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Why do some democratic governments succeed and others fail? In a book that has received attention from policymakers and civic activists in America and around the world, Robert Putnam and his collaborators offer empirical evidence for the importance of "civic community" in developing successful institutions. Their focus is on a unique experiment begun in 1970 when Italy created new governments for each of its regions. After spending two decades analyzing the efficacy of these governments in such fields as agriculture, housing, and health services, they reveal patterns of associationism, trust, and cooperation that facilitate good governance and economic prosperity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691037387
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
05/27/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
244,997
Product dimensions:
6.09(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.69(d)

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