Law and Competition in Twentieth-Century Europe: Protecting Prometheus by David GerberLaw and Competition in Twentieth-Century Europe: Protecting Prometheus by David Gerber

Law and Competition in Twentieth-Century Europe: Protecting Prometheus

byDavid Gerber

Paperback | March 15, 2001

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Protecting economic competition has become a major objective of government in Western Europe, and competition law has become a central part of economic and legal experience. The competition law of the European Union has played a key role in the success of European integration during the lastfour decades, and it is likely to do so in the future. In recent years, national competition laws have also become increasingly important, often creating tensions between national-level and European-level regulation. Yet, despite its importance, images of European experience with competition lawoften remain vague and are sometimes dangerously distorted. This book examines European experience in protecting competition, analysing its dynamics, revealing its importance and highlighting the political and economic issues it raises.
Professor David Gerber is Professor of Law and Director of the International and Comparative Law Programme at Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology. He has been a Visiting Professor in Law at Munich and Freiburg in Germany, and Stockholm in Sweden. He is also a member of the International Academy of Comparative ...
Title:Law and Competition in Twentieth-Century Europe: Protecting PrometheusFormat:PaperbackDimensions:500 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.06 inPublished:March 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199244014

ISBN - 13:9780199244010


Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Freedom, Law and Competition: The Nineteenth Century as Prelude3. Fin-de-Siecle Austria: Conceiving Competition Law4. Germany Before the First World War: Shaping the Discourse5. The Interwar Period: Competition Law Takes Root6. The Postwar Decades: Competition Law and Administrative Policy7. Ordoliberalism: A New Intellectual Framework for Competition Law8. Competition Law and Germany's Social Market Economy9. Competition Law and European Integration: The Competition Law of the European Union10. 1986 and After: Competition Law, the Member States and European Union11. Law, Regulation and Competition: Europe and the MarketBibliographyIndex

Editorial Reviews

`a sucessful and useful book that causes a careful reader to look at the world through a new and important lens.'Spencer Waller, Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School, Antitrust Bulletin 2000