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Relaunch of Seton Hall's Political Analysis Journal
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From left to right: Agbesi Agbe-Laee, Subarna Saha, Jarrod Crockett, Andrew Casais.
Political Analysis Journal Staff

The Political Analysis journal is an entirely student-run and written academic publication sponsored by the Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society for Political Science and the Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration. Since its inception in 1992, the journal has featured outstanding scholarship from Seton Hall University and broadened the discourse on important political issues. A lack of staff continuity shelved the journal for some time, but a renewed interest in student research and writing have stimulated the journal's reemergence. The journal once again stands as a symbol of student achievement and a model for student peers to emulate. 

The 2013 publication features outstanding political science scholarship from both undergraduate students pursing Bachelors of Arts (BA) in political science, and graduate students pursuing Masters of Public Administration (MPA), with focuses in nonprofit management, governance and leadership, and health policy. This year, the editorial board faced the challenge of selecting the top undergraduate and graduate submissions. The 2013 issue features the scholarly excellence of students pursuing original and thought-provoking research. Political Analysis aims to foster dialogue in the political science and public affairs sub-fields for students and leaders in public service.

The articles included in this volume illuminate some of the most influential issues in contemporary politics and public policy. Matters discussed in Political Analysis are not limited in their scope and range anywhere from international affairs to local issues. Topics in Volume XV, the latest edition, include:

  • "Forces for Global Good: American Strategic Planning in the 21st Century" By Jarrod Crockett
  • "The Emergency Constitution: Necessary and Problematic" By Michael R. Rudolph 
  • "The Public Process and Analysis of the Stop Online Piracy Act" By Paul Palamattam 
  • "Voter Identification Laws in the 2012 Election" By Christian Warneke 
  • "The Role of Non-Profit Organizations in the Political Process" By Hannah J. Greendyk 
  • "The White House of the Poor House: New Financial Realities in Politics”" By Andrew J. Casais

2013 Editorial Board

Executive Editors
Andrew Casais and Subarna Saha

Associate Editors

Agbesi Agbe-Laee
Jarrod Crockett
Asha Makalani
Alejandro Rodas 
Faculty Advisors

Jo Renee Formicola, Ph. D.
Robert Pallitto, Ph. D.
Heath A. Brown, Ph. D.
Alexandra Hennessy, Ph. D. 

Parties interesting in receiving a copy of the journal should contact Wigeby Toussaint the Administrative Assistant for the Department of Political Science and Public Affairs either by e-mail at or phone (973) 761-9510. All other inquiries please contact the Journal Faculty Advisers, Dr. Robert Pallitto at or Dr. Jo Renee Formicola at

For more information please contact:
Wigeby Toussaint
(973) 761-9510


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