Robert Putnam

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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden: The corrective to an unhealthy trend in his party and country. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

Delaware can reasonably claim to be the most innocuous state in the US. The tax-advantageous peninsula seldom incurs hatred, its opposite, or even a s(...)

A sign on a motorway bridge in Dublin calls for the resignations of the people who attended the Oireachtas Golf Society event during the pandemic. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

I’ve spent most of the last two months in a small village in County Clare. All around, there are leaflets offering help to anyone who needs it: to sho(...)

This is a very small country, with an unusually cohesive common culture. Rushing to lock society down in its entirety will incubate a further health crisis for the future: one of mental health. Photograph:

The novel coronavirus does not blow in on the wind. It will not jump randomly from a cyclist’s helmet onto your coat. It cannot pass through car windo(...)

Jaden Rams (13), yells his support for Donald Trump, the then Republican presidential candidate, during a rally in Grand Junction, Colorado in October 2016. Three years later, Rams would call the presidential campaign and its aftermath “a travesty for American unity”. File photograph:  Damon Winter/New York Times

Politics is increasingly likened to sport in its tribal allegiances. This is to do sport an unconscionable disservice. The authentic fan is healthily (...)

Bernie Sanders achieved remarkable support in the Democratic primaries from young Americans convinced his social democratic message can help overcome the closing off of mobility in their society.  (Josh Haner/The New York Times)

Intergenerational relations are a key aspect of politics in the developed world. As growth slows and inequalities widen, younger generations can no lo(...)

Whats not to like?: Pope Francis opens the Holy Door of Saint Peter’s Basilica, formally starting the Jubilee of Mercy, at the Vatican City, 08 December 2015.  EPA/MAURIZIO BRAMBATTI

Many atheists long for the disappearance of religion and spirituality from the public domain, as evidenced by the current, heated debate over school p(...)

 ‘Robert  Putnam believes that the “neo-traditional model” of family, that is, stable, durable marriages of biological parents, where both parents are likely to work but also invest significant time into parenting, leads to a range of positive outcomes for children.’ Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Fintan O’Toole’s impassioned appeal for a broad coalition to end child poverty (Opinion, May 26th) is more than worthy of support. It is shameful that(...)

Professor Robert Putnam: designers of new constitutions may be writing on water. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A recurring theme in political debate since the financial crisis put an end to the Celtic Tiger economy has been the demand for political reform. Poli(...)

Australia captain Daniel Wells  leads his team out before the International Rules Series first Test against Ireland at Breffni Park last weekend. Photograph:  Patrick Bolger/Getty Images

In the 15 years since the International Rules series was resumed, there have been plenty of difficulties at the Ireland-Australia interface. The diffi(...)

Wicklow Town. Photograph: Eric Luke
Your health and where you live
  • Health
  • September 2, 2013, 13:30

Where you live has a big an impact on your health. Medical research increasingly shows that if you live in a place that feels good about itself and wh(...)