"Europe has been uniting for about half a century. . . . Integration may be slow in overcoming fierce national identities, but the authors emphasize that Europeanization is unlikely to mean homogenization in the future."―The Futurist, September/October, 2001
"This book. . . . has been eagerly awaited, and the results do not disappoint. The reader is offered a sophisticated blend of careful building of a conceptual framework with rich empirical studies that carefully trace processes of change. . . . The result is a sensitive, nuanced portrait of the complex relationships between European integration and domestic change not just across different policy sectors but also with the same sector. . . . The editors are to be highly commended for putting together such an ambitious project, for giving it coherence and for seeking to challenge and provoke. They succeed admirably."―Kenneth Dyson, University of Bradford. Journal of European Area Studies, Vol. 10, No. 1, 2002
"The theme of this transatlantic-edited collection is the impact of 'Europeanization' upon the domestic structures of the member states of the European Union (EU). The essays are a contribution to long-running scholarly debates about the nature of the European Union, how it generates and is receptive to change, and how it creates pressure for change within its fifteen member states. Whilst this may seem a rather inward-looking subject for investigation, the book is a contribution to broader debates about the nature of the European integration; and indeed of the role of the United States, of global economic pressures, and of systematic change upon states."―Anne Deighton, Oxford University, The International History Review, XXIV.3, Sept 2002
"Transforming Europe provides a very clear and well-written exploration of the mechanisms underpinning the Europeanization of member states' domestic structures. . . . this volume provides an insightful contribution to our understanding of these processes and serves as a valuable starting point for students of the field."―Avril Keating, University of Cambridge, The Journal of European Affairs Vol 2 No 1, Feb 2004
"With its rigorous empirical analyses of conceptually innovative case studies, this book is sure to generate a lot of interest. Transforming Europe will undoubtedly make a mark on the field of European Union studies."―Alan Cafruny, Hamilton College
About the Author
James A. Caporaso is a professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Washington.