The Xavier Journal of Political Science
Vol. II, No. 1 (Fall 2011)

Editorial Board
David Dansart, Class of 2012
Ashley Freeland, Class of 2012
Megan Green, Class of 2012
Jon Kelly, Class of 2012

 Faculty Advisor
Mack Mariani, Xavier University

Faculty and Staff Review Board
Brian Glenn, Wesleyan University
Anas Malik, Xavier University
Lanethea Matthews, Muhlenburg College
Ryan Peterson, Delta College
John Ray, Xavier University
Nicholas Tampio, Fordham University
Timothy J. White, Xavier University
Bin Yu, Xavier University

Table of Contents

The Editors            Editors' Note

Brice Lipman          Diminishing Returns: Crisis Politics and Financial Reform Legislation

Alison McEmber      The Publishing Industry, the Recording Industry and the Five Stages of Grief

Brian Daniels          The Changing Political Status of Veterans in the Post-September 11th Period 

Brad Martin            Herodotus, Politics and Athenian Democracy

Jonathan Simpson  Midterm Wave Elections:  The Effect of Candidate Quality and Ideology on Re-Election

The Xavier Journal of Political Science (XJOP) is the official undergraduate journal of the Department of Political Science at Xavier University. XJOP is published on an annual basis by Xavier University and articles are available online at www.xavier.edu/xjop. For information, please contact the Department of Political Science at 513-745-3017 or e-mail Dr. Mack Mariani at marianim@xavier.edu.