Studies in Emergent Order is proud to publish a symposium on Professor Emily Chamlee-Wright’s The Cultural and Political Economy of Recovery: Social learning in a post-disaster environment. Dr. Chamlee-Wright’s book investigates not only the nature of post-disaster recovery, but the nature of the social order itself – how societies are able to achieve a level of complex social coordination that far exceeds our ability to design. By deploying the tools of both political economy and cultural economy, the book contributes to the bourgeoning literature on the social, political and economic impact of Hurricane Katrina.
This symposium features scholarly commentary and analysis on Dr. Chamlee-Wright’s book from a variety of noted scholars (including Daniel P. Aldrich, Bruce Caldwell, Art Carden, Christopher J. Coyne, Steven Horwitz, Emily C. Skarbek, Josh McCabe and Daniel Sutter), as well as Dr. Chamlee-Wright’s response to the issues raised by the contributors. Studies in Emergent Order is pleased that this symposium serves as an important addition to the growing literature on recovery and social order.
Studies in Emergent Order (SIEO) is an open-access journal dedicated to fostering research, discussion and publication concerning the roles played by and implications of emergent order phenomena, particularly in society but not excluding other areas.