Please join us for the CAPS Seminar with Robert Putnam as he speaks from his forthcoming book, "What happened? A tale of two Americas, 1900 - 2000."
Measures of material well-being in America (e.g., per capita income; life expectancy) rose monotonically and mostly linearly throughout the 20th century. By contrast, measures of major aspects of American society, politics, and economics from 1900 to today following a puzzling, but uniform pattern - rising strongly and steadily from about 1900 to about 1970, then falling strongly and steadily from about 1970 to today.… Read more about What happened? A tale of two Americas, 1900 - 2000
Lecture in Belfer Case Study Room, 1730 Cambridge Street - Reception on the 4th floor of CGIS Knafel, 1737 Cambridge Street
Please join us on Wednesday, Feb. 17th for the Center for American Political Studies Tocqueville Lecture given by Prof. Bruce Western, in conversation with artist Stephen Tourlentes about the current state of the U.S. prison system.
4:00 – 5:00pm, Lecture in Belfer Case Study Room, 1730 Cambridge Street5:00 – 6:00pm, Reception on the 4th floor of CGIS Knafel, 1737 Cambridge Street
Room K354, CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge St.
In Washington, DC and the states, Republicans push unpopular policies – and sometimes also oppose legislation favored by prominent business groups. Why is that? New research highlights resource shifts on the U.S. right and the growing influence of the Koch network, a coordinated set of big donors, lobbying groups, and constituency organizations that now rivals America’s political parties.