James A. Caporaso (Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania) is professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Washington. He is a specialist in international political economy and international relations theory. He is a past president of the International Studies Association (1997-98) and past Chair of the European Union Studies Association (1995-97). In 2003 he received an award for Distinguished International Political Economy Scholar from the International Studies Association. He has published articles in International Studies Quarterly, International Organization, American Political Science Review, Journal of European Public Policy and several other journals. He edited Comparative Political Studies until 2013. He is coauthor with David Levine of Theories of Political Economy. His current research is on political institutions and the financial crisis in comparative perspective. Caporaso enjoys teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in international relations and international political economy and mentoring graduate students.
- James A. Caporaso and Martin Rhodes (eds.), The Political and Economic Dynamics of the Eurozone Crisis. Oxford, UK. Oxford University Press, 2016.
- Aslett K, Caporaso J. "Breaking up Is Hard to Do: Why the Eurozone Will Survive." Economies, vol. 4, no. 21, 2016 Download PDF (630.43 KB)
- James A. Caporaso and Min-hyung Kim. Globalization: Trends, Limits, and Controversies. in Globalization, Multilateralism, Europe, edited by Mario Telo and Vivien Schmidt, Ashgate, 2014.
- James A. Caporaso. "Politics, a Definitional Discussion." Dictionary of Politics, edited by Jeannie Simmons, 2012.
- James A. Caporaso and Min-hyung Kim. "The Maastricht Treaty at Twenty." Journal of European Integration, November-December 2012.
- James A. Caporaso and Mary Anne Madeira. "Regional Integration (supranational)," In Encyclopedia of Political Science, edited by Bertrand Badie, Dirk Berg-Schlosser, and Leonardo Morlino, Sage Publications, 2011.
- James A. Caporaso. "Is there a Quantitative-Qualitative Divide in Comparative Politics? The Case of Process Tracing," In Handbook of Comparative Politics, edited by Todd Landman and Neil Robinson, Sage Publications, 2009.
- James A. Caporaso and Joe Jupille. "Domesticating Discourses: European Law, English Judges and Political Institutions." European Politcal Science Review, Vol.1, no. 2, 2009, pp. 205-228.
- James A. Caporaso and Sidney Tarrow. "Polanyi in Brussels: Supranational Institutions and the Transnational Embedding of Markets." International Organization 63, no. 4, 2009, pp. 593-620.
- James A. Caporaso and Min-hyung Kim. "The Dual Nature of European Identity: Subjective Awareness and Coherence." Journal of European Public Policy, vol. 16, no. 1, 2009, pp.19-42.
Research Advised: Graduate Dissertations
- Magistro, Beatrice. 2021. "The Effects of Financial and Economic Literacy on Individual Policy Preferences"
- Hyo Won Lee. 2015. "Legalization of the GATT/WTO and Distribution of its Dispute Settlement Benefits between Developed and Developing Countries." Diss., U of Washington.
- Mary Anne Madeira. 2013. "The New Politics of the New Trade: the Political Economy of Intra-Industry Trade." Diss., U of Washington.
- Katherine Banks. "He Who Writes the Checks Tells You How to Dance: Explaining Health Aid Channel Allocation and Institutional Choice." Diss., University of Washington, March 2015.
- Distinguished Professors Lance Bennett and Jim Caporaso Announce Retirements - August 27, 2020
- Prof. Aseem Prakash on Forbes, "Here’s Why Tech Platforms Might Need Regulation But Not Breaking Up" - June 19, 2020
- Trump, Trade, Tariffs panel discusses undesirable outcomes of trade wars - May 5, 2018
- Prof. Jim Caporaso receives Lifetime Achievement Award in EU Studies - March 1, 2014
- Professionalization Series for Graduate Students (PSGS): Publishing 101 - October 15, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
- Spring Faculty Panel: Trump, Trade, Tariffs - May 3, 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm