U.Va. Tip Sheet: Political Scientist James Savage Says Iraq Points to Broader Challenge of How U.S. Intervenes and Exits from Such Situations

As the situation in Iraq continues to change, University of Virginia political scientist James D. Savage can provide knowledgeable insight into the situation.

James D. Savage

Professor, Woodrow Wilson Department of History

American Politics, Comparative Politics

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“The deteriorating situation in Iraq is not only an obvious problem for that one country, but Iraq points to the broader question of how the U.S. intervenes and attempts to exit from these interventions. Libya is a failing state, and we face the challenge of protecting whatever gains we’ve achieved in Afghanistan.”

Savage is the author of “Reconstructing Iraq’s Budgetary Institutions: Coalition State Building after Saddam,” “Making the EMU: The Politics of Budgetary Surveillance and The Enforcement of Maastricht,” “Funding Science in America: Congress, Universities, and the Politics of the Academic Pork Barrel” and “Balanced Budgets and American Politics.”

His articles have appeared in the Journal of Politics, Review of International Political Economy, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Comparative Political Studies and Public Administration Review. 

He received the 2013 Aaron B. Wildavsky Award for Lifetime Scholarly Achievement in budgeting and public financial management, among numerous awards.  




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