The Interface of Competition Law, Industrial Policy and Development Concerns

The Case of South Africa

  • Balthasar Strunz

Part of the Munich Studies on Innovation and Competition book series (MSIC, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Part I

  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Balthasar Strunz
      Pages 113-141
    3. Balthasar Strunz
      Pages 143-177
  4. Conclusion

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 445-512

About this book


This book analyses essential concepts of competition law and industrial policy, and shows where the two areas clash with and complement each other, respectively. The discussion takes place in the context of developing countries, taking into consideration their realities and specific needs. 
South Africa serves as a real-world example for competition law that goes beyond the notion of consumer welfare. An in-depth analysis of the enforcement of South African law illustrates how the law is used both to combat the negative effects of past industrial policy, and to accommodate current economic and social needs.
The book is intended for all readers with an interest in the enforcement of competition law in developing countries. It will particularly benefit those who want to learn about unorthodox approaches that integrate the concept of “public interest” and social imperatives into the application of competition law.


Competition law Industrial policy Developing country South Africa Public interest Economic development Interface Interplay Merger control Walmart

Authors and affiliations

  • Balthasar Strunz
    • 1
  1. 1.Gibson Dunn & CrutcherBrusselsBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology Law and Criminology (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-57626-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-57627-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2199-7462
  • Series Online ISSN 2199-7470
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