Robert D. Putnam

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Robert David Putnam (born 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 550,961 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Robert D. Putnam is the 20th most popular political scientist (down from 18th in 2019), the 2,472nd most popular biography from United States (down from 2,417th in 2019) and the 7th most popular American Political Scientist.

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Among political scientists, Robert D. Putnam ranks 20 out of 29Before him are Gene Sharp, David Easton, Joseph Nye, Anton Friedrich Justus Thibaut, Aleksandr Dugin, and Muhammad Asad. After him are Arend Lijphart, John Mearsheimer, Leonard Hobhouse, William Graham Sumner, Robert Keohane, and Olivier Roy.

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Among people born in 1941, Robert D. Putnam ranks 147Before him are Sigmar Polke, Sergio Oliva, Rosa Maria Sardà, Andrei Mironov, Charles Whitman, and Myron Scholes. After him are Percy Sledge, Mirosław Hermaszewski, Nora Ephron, Harry Nilsson, Peter Bonetti, and Barbara Brylska.

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Among people born in United States, Robert D. Putnam ranks 2,472 out of 15,968Before him are Mike Markkula (1942), Will Ferrell (1967), Bill Hewlett (1913), Fred Ward (1942), George Chakiris (1934), and Ira Gershwin (1896). After him are Suzanne Collins (1962), Pauley Perrette (1969), Warren Christopher (1925), Archie Hahn (1880), Adam Levine (1979), and Darryl F. Zanuck (1902).


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