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dc.contributor.authorTOWNLEY, Christopher
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-27T13:41:50Z
dc.date.available2012-09-27T13:41:50Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationOxford/Portland, Hart, 2009en
dc.identifier.isbn9781841139685
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1814/23975
dc.description.abstractThis book discusses the role of public policy in Article 81 of the EC Treaty. The Commission, and recently the Court of First Instance have said that the sole objective of Article 81 EC is consumer welfare. Many competition lawyers and economists support this view. Writing in a crisp, plain style, Townley demonstrates that public policy considerations are still relevant in that provision. He also examines how and where they are currently considered and then suggests why, how and where this might be changed. The book explains how some of the most complex competition law cases can be understood and offers a framework for those fighting or deciding such cases in the future. As such, it will be of interest to European competition lawyers, both academics and practitioners (furnishing them with a framework for hard cases), as well as students, seeking a deeper understanding of how the European competition rules work and how they interact both with European Union and Member State public policy goals. It will also help competition economists by revealing the mechanisms through which public policy considerations impact upon the consumer welfare test in European law.en
dc.description.tableofcontents--Acknowledgements vii --List of Abbreviations xi --Table of Cases xiii --Table of Legislation xxiii --Introduction 1 --Part A: Considering Public Policy Objectives In Competition Law --Introduction to Part A 11 --Chapter 1: Competition Policy and Public Policy Objectives in a Theoretical Framework 13 --Chapter 2: Competition Policy and Public Policy Objectives in a Community Law Framework 45 --Part B: How and Where is Public Policy Balancing Performed in Article 81 EC? --Introduction to Part B 111 --Chapter 3: How the Balance is Implemented – Mere-Balancing in Article 81(1) EC 113 --Chapter 4: How the Balance is Implemented – Mere-Balancing in Article 81(3) EC 141 --Chapter 5: How the Balance is Implemented – Market-Balancing in Article 81 EC 177 --Part C: How and Where Should Public Policy Balancing be Performed in Article 81 EC? --Introduction to Part C 201 --Chapter 6: How and Where Should Public Policy Balancing be Performed in Article 81(1) EC? 203 --Chapter 7: How and Where Should Public Policy Balancing Be Performed in Article 81(3) EC? 251 --Chapter 8: A Framework for Balancing in Article 81 EC 285 --Conclusion 313 --Annex --Bibliography 327 --Index 351en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHarten
dc.titleArticle 81 EC and Public Policyen
dc.typeBooken
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dc.description.versionPublished version of EUI PhD thesis, 2004en


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