Global Governance of Competition Law and Policy: Key Issues, Kim THEM DO

Kim Them Do

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Une réflexion transversale sur la dimension internationale du droit et de la politique de concurrence, sous le prisme notamment des accords régionaux de libre-échange et d’une possible régulation dans le cadre de l’Organisation mondiale du commerce.

Global Governance of Competition Law and Policy: Key Issues What should the global governance of competion serve? Why do major emerging market countries have no resources to take charge of the future competition regime? Why do developed countries have no incentive to support this project? How do international institutions make this approach happen? Is a shift of climate in international politics needed for it to be possible to thrash out a new cooperation?

This is an erudite, rich, and realistic book about the paradox of the need for a global (albeit flexible) competition regime and the practical impossibility of achieving one under traditional conceptions. The book identifies the special need of developing countries for such a regime in view of the many harms they suffer from offshore restraints and global transactions that they have no practical ability to resist. It explores the possible avenues for productive conversations on global coherence, and makes proposals. The author delves deeply into international relations theory, global political strategies, the nature of cultural differences, the history, evolution and capacities of the international institutions, the emergence of regional institutions, the impacts of business firm practices, discourses and norms, and the needs of developing countries, in clear, readable, rewarding and sometimes provocative prose.

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  • University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne


Stéphane Rodrigues, Global Governance of Competition Law and Policy: Key Issues, Kim THEM DO, September 2018, Concurrences N° 3-2018, Art. N° 87415, p. 218

Publisher Independently published

Date 5 December 2017

Number of pages 293

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