Competition and the State analyzes the role of the state across a number of dimensions as it relates to competition law and policy across a number of dimensions. This book re-conceptualizes the interaction between competition law and government activities in light of the profound transformation of the conception of state action in recent years by looking to the challenges of privatization, new public management, and public-private partnerships. It then asks whether there is a substantive legal framework that might be put in place to address competition issues as they relate to the role of the state. Various chapters also provide case studies of national experiences. The volume also examines one of the most highly controversial policy issues within the competition and regulatory sphere—the role of competition law and policy in the financial sector.
This book, the third in the Global Competition Law and Economics series, provides a number of viewpoints of what competition law and policy mean both in theory and practice in a development context.
About the authors
Thomas K. Cheng is Associate Professor of Law at the University of Hong Kong.
Ioannis Lianos is the City Solicitors' Trust Reader in Competition and European Union Law at the Faculty of Laws, University College London.
D. Daniel Sokol is Associate Professor of Law at the University of Florida Levin College of Law.
"The emphasis of this edited volume is on specific laws and judicial decisions regarding antitrust issues . . . Various chapters provide case studies of national experiences, which are useful. In addition, the volume examines one of the most highly controversial policy issues within the competition and regulatory sphere—the role of competition law in the financial sector . . . Recommended."
—J. A. Stevano, CHOICE