American Studies 350
Social Capital and Civil Society in the United States and Other Places
Fall, 1998

Stanley N. Katz, WWS
446 Robertson Hall

Each session will center on the discussion of one book. Each book is therefore required for purchase, since you will want to underline and make notes in the margins. The books are also on reserve in Firestone Library.

September 22

Barry D. Karl, The Uneasy State: The United States from 1915-1945
(U. Chicago, 1983)

September 29

Adam B. Seligman, The Idea of Civil Society (Princeton U., 1992)

October 6

Robert D. Putnam, Making Democracy Work: Civic Traditions in Modern Italy (Princeton U., 1993)

October 13

Thomas Bender, Community and Social Change in America (Rutgers U., 1978)

October 20

Paul Boyer, Urban Masses and Moral order in America: 1820-1920 Harvard U., 1978)

October 27

Kevin Mattson, Creating a Democratic Public: The Struggle for Urban Participatory Democracy During the Progressive Era Penn State U., 1998)

November 3

Fall Break

November 10

Lester M. Salamon, Partners in Public Service: Government-Nonprofit Relations in the Modern Welfare State (Johns Hopkins U., 1995)

November 17

Sidney Verba, Kay Lehman Schlozman, Henry E. Brady, Voice and Equality: Civic Voluntarism in American Politics (Harvard U., 1995)

November 24

Paul Hirst, Associative Democracy: New Forms of Economic and Social Governance (U. Massachusetts, 1994)

December 1

Francis Fukuyama, Trust: The Social Virtues and the Creation of Prosperity (Free Press, 1996)

December 8

Ernest Gellner, Conditions of Liberty: Civil Society and its Rivals (Penguin, 1996)

December 15

Concluding discussion and student presentations