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Robert D. Putnam

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Robert David Putnam (born January 9, 1941) is an American political scientist specializing in comparative politics. He is the Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government. Putnam developed the influential two-level game theory that assumes international agreements will only be successfully brokered if they also result in domestic benefits. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert D. Putnam has received more than 664,626 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Robert D. Putnam is the 19th most popular political scientist (up from 20th in 2019), the 2,523rd most popular biography from United States (down from 2,471st in 2019) and the 7th most popular American Political Scientist.

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Among political scientists, Robert D. Putnam ranks 19 out of 29Before him are Maurice Duverger, Gene Sharp, Joseph Nye, Aleksandr Dugin, David Easton, and Muhammad Asad. After him are Arend Lijphart, Anton Friedrich Justus Thibaut, John Mearsheimer, Leonard Hobhouse, William Graham Sumner, and Norman Finkelstein.

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Among people born in 1941, Robert D. Putnam ranks 159Before him are Chubby Checker, Eleni Karaindrou, David Hemmings, Aldrich Ames, Yuri Norstein, and Captain Beefheart. After him are Ahmed Shafik, Jaan Kaplinski, Chucho Valdés, Luis Alberto Lacalle, Salvatore Accardo, and Sarah Miles.

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Among people born in United States, Robert D. Putnam ranks 2,523 out of 18,182Before him are Rob Schneider (1963), Aldrich Ames (1941), Kate Millett (1934), Marcia Gay Harden (1959), Paul Rudd (1969), and Captain Beefheart (1941). After him are George Hamilton (1939), Gordon Cooper (1927), Ronald Inglehart (1934), Kelly Bishop (1944), Ariana Grande (1993), and Tony Robbins (1960).


Among political scientists born in United States, Robert D. Putnam ranks 7Before him are Samuel P. Huntington (1927), Francis Fukuyama (1952), Harold Lasswell (1902), Robert A. Dahl (1915), Gene Sharp (1928), and Joseph Nye (1937). After him are John Mearsheimer (1947), William Graham Sumner (1840), Norman Finkelstein (1953), Robert Keohane (1941), Graham Allison (1940), and James Flynn (1934).