This insightful and original book considers the evolution, aims and developments of EU antitrust policy, and focuses on the way in which the European Commission has sought to combat cartels.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-218) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
The origins and scope of european competition policy : themes and purpose Uncovering cartels : understanding the approaches and complexities of collusive agreements The rise of the cartel : toleration, encouragement and the control of cartels in Europe, 1871-1945 The dawn of the competition principle in Western Europe, 1945-1957 Establishing the architecture of EU cartel governance, 1958-1962 Europoean cartel policy : deployment and combat, 1963-1998 The decussis mirabilis and the antitrust revolution in Europe, 1999 to the present The internationalisation of cartel policy and the challenges ahead.