Diplomacy and Domestic Politics: The Logic of Two-Level Games | Study Guide

Robert D. Putnam

Download a PDF to print or study offline.

Study Guide
Cite This Study Guide

How to Cite This Study Guide

quotation mark graphic
MLA

Bibliography

Course Hero. "Diplomacy and Domestic Politics: The Logic of Two-Level Games Study Guide." Course Hero. 1 Aug. 2020. Web. 20 Sep. 2021. <https://www.coursehero.com/lit/Diplomacy-and-Domestic-Politics-The-Logic-of-Two-Level-Games/>.

In text

(Course Hero)

APA

Bibliography

Course Hero. (2020, August 1). Diplomacy and Domestic Politics: The Logic of Two-Level Games Study Guide. In Course Hero. Retrieved September 20, 2021, from https://www.coursehero.com/lit/Diplomacy-and-Domestic-Politics-The-Logic-of-Two-Level-Games/

In text

(Course Hero, 2020)

Chicago

Bibliography

Course Hero. "Diplomacy and Domestic Politics: The Logic of Two-Level Games Study Guide." August 1, 2020. Accessed September 20, 2021. https://www.coursehero.com/lit/Diplomacy-and-Domestic-Politics-The-Logic-of-Two-Level-Games/.

Footnote

Course Hero, "Diplomacy and Domestic Politics: The Logic of Two-Level Games Study Guide," August 1, 2020, accessed September 20, 2021, https://www.coursehero.com/lit/Diplomacy-and-Domestic-Politics-The-Logic-of-Two-Level-Games/.

Robert D. Putnam | Biography

Share
Share

Early Life

Political scientist Robert D. Putnam was born on January 9, 1941, in Rochester, New York. He grew up in a small Ohio town before going on to earn both an M.A. and Ph.D. in political science at Yale University. Putnam's teaching career began at the University of Michigan in 1968. He started as a lecturer and then eventually earned a position as a full professor. In 1979 he left the University of Michigan to begin his work as a professor at Harvard University.

Beliefs

Putnam has published 15 books. Among these are the two most often-cited social science books written in the second half of the twentieth century, Making Democracy Work: Civic Traditions in Italy (1993) and Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community (2000). Much of Putnam's work centers upon the concept of "social capital" and the importance of civic engagement. In Bowling Alone he reports the decrease in Americans' interest in participating in civic associations. He argues this trend is partially to blame for the growing distrust that Americans feel toward democratic institutions. He advocates for a return to engagement as a means of restoring trust in democracy and a way to improve the overall quality of life for Americans.

Career

Putnam has published articles on a variety of political science topics ranging from analyses of democracy to investigations into the role of religion in politics. Some of Putnam's articles appear in popular publications such as The New York Times, London's Observer, and USA Today. Diplomacy and Domestic Politics: The Logic of Two-Level Games is an article that was published in the journal International Organization in 1988, and it continues to be studied as a valuable resource for understanding the connections between international negotiations and domestic politics. Putnam is regarded as one of the top American scholars of political science, and he has consulted with U.S. presidents and British prime ministers. His list of awards and distinctions is lengthy. Among his many prestigious awards is the American Political Science Association's Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award for his book American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites us (2010) which he co-authored with David Campbell. Putnam officially retired from active teaching at Harvard University in 2018. He continues his work investigating the economic, social, and political trends that affect America today as the current Malkin Research Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University.

Cite This Study Guide

information icon Have study documents to share about Diplomacy and Domestic Politics: The Logic of Two-Level Games? Upload them to earn free Course Hero access!