Working Papers

  • Post-Hurricane Katrina Research
    • Heather M. Rackin and Frederick Weil, "Social Capital and the Repopulation of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina." Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America, San Diego, CA, April 30 - May 2, 2015, here.
    • "Can Citizens Affect Urban Policy? Blight Reduction in Post-Katrina New Orleans.”  Paper presented at the annual meetings of the American Political Science Association, New Orleans, August 31, 2012, here.
    • A First Draft Summary of the Research, here.
    • See a separate website, here for working papers and articles, along with fuller description of the work

  • "Party Realignment in America since World War II: An Outline" (Prepared for presentation at the Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association, August 13, 2000, Washington, DC) - Pdf version

  • "Diffusion, Nostalgia, and Performance: Democratic Legitimation in Unified Germany" (a version given at a conference at Frankfurt-Oder, Germany, May, 26th - 28th 2000) here

  • "Antisemitism in the Context of Intergroup Relations: A Comparative-Historical View" (A 1983 draft [unfinished] for a large research project.  Includes a summary, a 1983 paper delivered at the Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association)
  • "Mediations: Critical Theories of Consciousness and Praxis in Lukacs, Horkheimer, and Habermas" (A seminar paper I wrote as a first-year graduate student in 1975! Posted just for fun!) here