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New collection co-edited by UCL Laws Ioannis Lianos published

23 May 2014

Ioannis Lianos

Competition and the State, co-edited by UCL Laws Reader in Competition Law and Economics, Dr Ioannis Lianos, alongside Thomas K. Cheng of the University of Hong Kong and D. Daniel Sokol of the Levin College of Law, University of Florida, has been published by Stanford University Press.

This new collection, published as part of the Global Competition and Law series, analyses the role of the state across a number of dimensions as it relates to competition law and policy across a number of dimensions. The book re-conceptualises the interaction between competition law and government activities in light of the profound transformation of the conception of state action in recent years by looking to the challenges of privatisation, new public management, and public-private partnerships, and questions whether there is a substantive legal framework that might be put in place to address competition issues as they relate to the role of the state.

Various chapters also provide case studies of national experiences and the volume examines one of the most highly controversial policy issues within the competition and regulatory sphere: the role of competition law and policy in the financial sector. Competition and the State provides a number of viewpoints of what competition law and policy mean both in theory and practice in a development context