Volume 32, Issue 1 (2020) Social Traps and Social Trust: Institutional Transformations in an American City following a Natural Disaster

The lessons of Katrina are the subject of this special issue. The eighteen articles were assembled and overseen by Michael Cowan, the guest editor. Michael founded Common Good, a civil society action network, after Hurricane Katrina. He is Senior Fellow in the Centre for the Resolution of Intractable Conflict and Research Affiliate in the Centre for the Study of Social Cohesion, both in the University of Oxford. He is also a Visiting Research Associate in the Irish School of Ecumenics in Trinity College Dublin.

Front Matter



Editor’s Note
Padraig O’Malley



The Strange Case of the Seven Assessors
Janet Howard and Shaun Rafferty


The New New Orleans
Gregory Rusovich

Back Matter


Padraig O'Malley
Managing Editor
Nancy Riordan
Copy Editor
Debby Smith