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Competition Law and Industrial Policy in the EU - Wolf Sauter

Competition Law and Industrial Policy in the EU

Hardcover Published: 1st October 1997
ISBN: 9780198264934
Number Of Pages: 308

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This book provides a new analytical framework for legal problems concerning the economic order of the European Union. In order to determine the remaining scope for national economic sovereignty, and the improvement of the economic order of the Community itself, the focus of the book is the contentious relationship between competition and industrial policy under European law. The theoretical perspective used is based on a comparison between the concepts of the Treaty as an economic constitution and as a political constitution. On this basis, the convergence of competition and industrial policy at the Community level is explained as the result of the rationalisation of public policy, and the reduction of the economic independence of the member states. The study concludes that the market orientation of the European Union is not in doubt, but that a clear link remains to be established between the legitimacy of public intervention in the economy and the distribution of power in the Community system.

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`Sauter's work is to be welcomed since it represents a clear and leading example of the benefits that legal analyses may obtain when combined with other methodological perspectives.' Dr Antonio Estella de Noriega, EJIL 10 (1999) essential reading for economists, lawyers and political scientists with an interest in competition, industrial policy and/or telecommunications./ ... brilliant insights into an essential subject matter./ One of the great merits of the book is to establish a clear connection between economic and institutional developments in the areas under investigation./ The book is extremely well written./ Paul Nihoul, Centre for Philosophy of Law, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium/ Telecommunications Policy 23 (1999)

Introduction Part One: The Political and the Economic Constitution of the European Union 1: Introduction 2: The Political Constitution of the European Union 3: The Economic Consitution of the European Union 4: Comparing the Political and Economic Consitution Approaches 5: Conclusion Part Two: The Emergence of the Industrial Policy of the European Union 6: Introduction 7: Reasons for Industrial Policy 8: The Search for Consensus on Industrial Policy: 1957-1990 9: Industrial Policy in the Treaty on European Union 10: Conclusion Part Three: The Competition Policy of the Community and the Competitiveness of European Industry 11: Introduction 12: Principles and Objectives 13: EC Competition Policy and the Competitiveness of Private Undertakings 14: Competition and Public Policy 15: Conclusion Part Four: The Compatibility of Industrial and Competition Policy: The Telecommunications 16: Introduction 17: The Global Telecommunications Revolution and the Emergence of EC Policy 18: The Telecommunications Law and Policy of the EC 19: Industrial Policy and the Future of Telecommunications 20: Conclusion

ISBN: 9780198264934
ISBN-10: 0198264933
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 308
Published: 1st October 1997
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.3 x 16.4  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.6