The Historical Foundations of EU Competition Law by Kiran Klaus PatelThe Historical Foundations of EU Competition Law by Kiran Klaus Patel

The Historical Foundations of EU Competition Law

EditorKiran Klaus Patel, Heike Schweitzer

Hardcover | July 15, 2013

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Shedding new light on the foundations of European competition law, this volume is a legal and historical study of the emerging law and its evolution through the 1980s. It retraces the development and critical junctures of competition law not only at the level of the European Economic Communitybut also at the level of major Member States of the EEC. Intensely researched and rich with insights, the chapters in this volume reflect a close collaboration among an expert group of lawyers and historians and capitalize on previously unavailable source materials. The book examines several key themes including: the influence of national and international competition law on the development of EEC competition law; the drafting of the regulations that lead to the development of modern EU competition law; the role of the European Court of Justice in establishingthe protection of competition as a central pillar of the Common Market; the internal dynamics, ideologies and tensions within the Competition Directorate General (DG IV) of the European Commission; and the role of industrial policy in European integration.Combining legal analysis with a meticulous excavation of historical evidence to reveal the forces driving key actors and the interactions among them, this volume rediscovers a past largely forgotten but essential to understanding the genesis of competition law in Europe, its role in Europe'sconstruction, its hybrid institutional traits, and its often unique substance.
Kiran Klaus Patel serves as Professor of European and Global History in Maastricht, the Netherlands. Before joining Maastricht University, he held a professorship at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, and an assistant professorship at Humboldt University in Berlin. He has been (inter alia) a visiting fellow/professo...
Title:The Historical Foundations of EU Competition LawFormat:HardcoverDimensions:250 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.03 inPublished:July 15, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Kiran Klaus Patel and Heike Schweitzer: Introduction1. Kiran Klaus Patel and Heike Schweitzer: Recent Reforms of EU Competition Law and their Historical Foundations2. Sigfrido M. Ramirez Perez and Sebastian van de Scheur: The Evolution of the Law on Art 81 and Art 82: Ordoliberalism and its Keynesian Challenge3. Lorenzo Federico Pace and Katja Seidel: The Drafting and the Role of Regulation 17: A Fragile Balance4. Adrian Kuenzler and Laurent Warlouzet: National Traditions of Competition Law: Europeanization through Convergence?5. Brigitte Leucht and Mel Marquis: American Influences on EU Competition Law: Two Paths, How Much Dependence?6. Thorsten Kaseberg and Arthe Van Laer: Competition Law and Industrial Policy: Imperfect Harmony7. Ernst-Joachim Mestmacker: Towards a Concept of a Workable European Competition Law: Revisiting the Formative Period