Monday, October 18, 2010
Posted by D. Daniel Sokol
Lee McGowan, Senior Lecturer in European Studies, Queen’s University Belfast has published a book on The Antitrust Revolution In Europe: Exploring the European Commission’s Cartel Policy.
BOOK ABSTRACT:Lee McGowan expertly explores the European Commission’s cartel policy by examining competition policy from a politics/public policy perspective, and discusses the actors, ideas and policy developments involved. This topical study of EU cartel policy provides a fascinating account of supranational governance in action as the Commission looks for increasingly imaginative means to detect, unearth and penalize cartel offenders, through new regulations and strategic policy choices. The author traces the evolution of the European approach to cartels from 1870 with a major focus on the developments after 1945, especially the institutional architecture and policy advancements.