Global Competition: Law, Markets and Globalization

Global Competition: Law, Markets and Globalization

by David Gerber
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0199228221

ISBN-13: 9780199228225

Pub. Date: 05/06/2010

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Global competition now shapes economies and societies in ways unimaginable only a few years ago, and competition (or 'antitrust') law is a key component of the legal framework for global competition. These laws are intended to protect competition from distortion and restraint, and on the national level they reflect the relationships between markets, their

Overview

Global competition now shapes economies and societies in ways unimaginable only a few years ago, and competition (or 'antitrust') law is a key component of the legal framework for global competition. These laws are intended to protect competition from distortion and restraint, and on the national level they reflect the relationships between markets, their participants, and those affected by them. The current legal framework for the global economy is provided, however, by national laws and institutions. This means that those few governments that have sufficient 'power' to apply their laws to conduct outside their own territory provide the norms of global competition. This has long meant that the US (and, more recently, the EU) structure global competition, but China and other countries are increasingly using their economic and political leverage to apply their own competition laws to global markets. The result is increasing uncertainty, costs, and conflicts that burden global economic development.

This book examines competition law on the global level and reveals its often complex and little-understood dynamics. It focuses on the interactions between national and international legal regimes that are central to these dynamics and a key to understanding them.

Part I examines the evolution of the current global system, the factors that have shaped it, how it operates today, and recent efforts to alter that system-e.g., by including competition law in the WTO. Part II focuses on national competition law systems, revealing how national laws and experiences shape global competition law dynamics and how global factors, in turn, shape national laws and experiences. It examines the central roles of US and European law and experience, and it also pays close attention to countries such as China that are playing increasingly important roles in the global competition law arena. Part III analyzes current strategies for improving the legal framework for global competition and identifies the factors that may contribute to a system that more effectively supports global economic and political development. This analysis also suggests a pathway for moving toward that goal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199228225
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
05/06/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

1: Law, Competition, and Global Markets
Part I Sovereignty as the Framework for Global Competition
2: Global Competition Law: A Project Conceived and Abandoned
3: Sovereignty as a Solution: Extending the Reach of National Laws
4: Globalization and Competition Law: Conflict, Uncertainty, and the Promise of Convergence
Part II Domestic Experience and Global Competition Law
5: US Antitrust Law: Model and Lens
6: Competition Law in Europe: Market, Community, and Integration
7: Globalization, Development, and 'Other Players': Widening the Lens
Part III Competition Law as a Transnational Project
8: Convergence as Strategy: Scope and Limits
9: Reconceiving Competition Law for Global Markets: Agreements, Commitments, and Pathways
10: Global Competition and Law: Trajectories and Promises
1. Introduction: Competition, Law and the Global Economy
Part I Law, Sovereignty and Global Competition: The Evolving Relationship
2. Global Competition Law: A Project Conceived and Abandoned
3. Sovereignty as Solution: Extending the Reach of National Laws
4. Globalization, Competition and Law: Conflict, Uncertainty and the Promise of Convergence
Part II National Competition Law Experience and Global Competition: Shaping interests, Perceptions and Values
5. US Antitrust Law Experience: Model and Lens
6. Market, Community and Integration: Competition Law in Europe
7. Competition Law and The Newer Players
Part III Competition Law as a Transnational Project
8. The Potential Value of Global Competition Law
9. Reconceiving Competition Law for Global Markets
10. Toward a Legal Framework for Global Competition?

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