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The Antitrust Revolution in Europe: Exploring The European Commissionʼs Cartel Policy

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ISBN13: 9781847201461
Published: August 2010
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £80.00



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This insightful and original book considers the evolution, aims and developments of EU antitrust policy, and focuses on the way in which the European Commission has sought to combat cartels.

Lee McGowan expertly explores the European Commissionʼs cartel policy by examining competition policy from a politics/public policy perspective, and discusses the actors, ideas and policy developments involved. This topical study of EU cartel policy provides a fascinating account of supranational governance in action as the Commission looks for increasingly imaginative means to detect, unearth and penalize cartel offenders, through new regulations and strategic policy choices. The author traces the evolution of the European approach to cartels from 1870 with a major focus on the developments after 1945, especially the institutional architecture and policy advancements. Contents:

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Subjects:
Competition Law
Contents:
1. The Origins and Scope of European Competition Policy: Themes and Purpose
2. Uncovering Cartels: Understanding the Approaches and Complexities of Collusive Agreements
3. The Rise of the Cartel: Toleration, Encouragement and the Control of Cartels in Europe, 1871 to 1945
4. The Dawn of the Competition Principle in Western Europe, 1945–1957
5. Establishing the Architecture of EU Cartel Governance, 1958–1962
6. European Cartel Policy: Deployment and Combat, 1962–1998
7. The Decussis Mirabalis and the Antitrust Revolution, 1999 to the Present
8. The Internationalisation of Cartel Policy and the Challenges Ahead Appendix Bibliography Index