The Europeanization of Central and Eastern Europe. Edited by
Frank Schimmelfennig and Ulrich Sedelmeier. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University
Press, 2005. 256p. $22.50.
The postcommunist transformations in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE)
have generated a rich body of literature over the past 15 years. Most
works on CEE transitions have drawn from the comparative politics
literature and treated international factors, at best, as secondary. Yet
with the recent eastern expansion of the Council of Europe, NATO, and the
European Union, there has been a growing scholarly interest in the impact
of international institutions on domestic changes in this region.