Competition Law and Industrial Policy in the EU

Hardcover | October 1, 1997

byWolf Sauter

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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 thecontentious 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 ofpublic 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 distributionof power in the Community system.

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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 thecontentious relationship between competition an...

Wolf Sauter is a Lawyer and consultant at Weil, Gotshal and Manges in Brussels.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:308 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.83 inPublished:October 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

IntroductionPart One: The Political and the Economic Constitution of the European Union1. Introduction2. The Political Constitution of the European Union3. The Economic Consitution of the European Union4. Comparing the Political and Economic Consitution Approaches5. ConclusionPart Two: The Emergence of the Industrial Policy of the European Union6. Introduction7. Reasons for Industrial Policy8. The Search for Consensus on Industrial Policy: 1957-19909. Industrial Policy in the Treaty on European Union10. ConclusionPart Three: The Competition Policy of the Community and the Competitiveness of European Industry11. Introduction12. Principles and Objectives13. EC Competition Policy and the Competitiveness of Private Undertakings14. Competition and Public Policy15. ConclusionPart Four: The Compatibility of Industrial and Competition Policy: The Telecommunications16. Introduction17. The Global Telecommunications Revolution and the Emergence of EC Policy18. The Telecommunications Law and Policy of the EC19. Industrial Policy and the Future of Telecommunications20. Conclusion

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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 economicand 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)