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The Historical Foundations of EU Competition Law
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The Historical Foundations of EU Competition Law

Kiran Klaus Patel and Heike Schweitzer


Shedding new light on the foundations of European competition law, this book 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 Community but also at the level of major Member States of the EEC. The chapters here reflect a close collaboration among 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 ... More

Keywords: European competition law, EEC, European Union, Competition Directorate General, industrial policy, European integration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199665358
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665358.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kiran Klaus Patel, editor
Professor of European and Global History; Maastricht University

Heike Schweitzer, editor
Professor of Law, Mannheim University; director of the Mannheim Centre for Competition, Regulation and Innovation (MaCCI)

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