Making Democracy Work : Civic Traditions in Modern Italy

Description

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.

Details

Author(s)
Robert D. Putnam, Robert Jean Leonardi, Raffaella Y. Nanetti
Format
Paperback | 280 pages
Dimensions
152 x 235 x 17.53mm | 369g
Publication date
19 Feb 2001
Publisher
Princeton University Press
Publication City/Country
New Jersey, United States
Language
English
Edition statement
Revised ed.
Illustrations note
w. figs.
ISBN10
0691037388
ISBN13
9780691037387
Bestsellers rank
210,318