"This is a wonderful addition to the literature on the complex history of European integration governance. The editors have put together a collection of well-researched and insightful essays that address the evolution of various transnational networks that have helped make Europe the complex entity it is today. An added strength of this volume is the inclusion of an analysis of transatlantic networks which adds a broader dimension to our understanding of the development of European integration. A superb book!" -- Jussi Hanhimäki, Professor of International History and Politics, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland
"This impressive volume brings together a new generation of contemporary historians of European integration who locate the dynamics of integration in transgovernmental and transnational governance networks. Abandoning the state-centrism still present in much of the writings on European integration by historians and political scientists, the contributions to this book are interested in studying the origins, evolution and impact of political networks in an era often claimed to be dominated by the omnipotent nation-state." -- Berthold Rittberger, Professor of Political Science and Contemporary History, University of Mannheim, Germany
WOLFRAM KAISER is Professor of European Studies at the University of Portsmouth, UK, and Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, Belgium. He has published widely on European integration, Christian democracy and the history of globalization.
BRIGITTE LEUCHT is a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford, UK. She has published widely on European integration and transatlantic relations.
MICHAEL GEHLER is Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at the University of Hildesheim, Germany and Senior Fellow at the Centre for European Integration Studies at the University of Bonn, Germany. He has published widely on the history of European integration, Austria and Germany.