European Competition Policy and Globalization

  • Chad Damro
  • Terrence R. Guay

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Chad Damro, Terrence R. Guay
    Pages 1-15
  3. Chad Damro, Terrence R. Guay
    Pages 16-29
  4. Chad Damro, Terrence R. Guay
    Pages 30-54
  5. Chad Damro, Terrence R. Guay
    Pages 55-71
  6. Chad Damro, Terrence R. Guay
    Pages 72-88
  7. Chad Damro, Terrence R. Guay
    Pages 89-104
  8. Chad Damro, Terrence R. Guay
    Pages 105-122
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 123-146

About this book


This book examines the domestic and international dimensions of European Union (EU) competition policy, particularly mergers, anti-competitive practices and state aids. The authors argue that important changes in EU competition policy are having profound effects on the global political economy, and these changes are best understood as European Commission responses to new domestic and international pressures. Using a two-level game analytical framework that is both intra-EU and global in scope, Damro and Guay investigate a wide variety of domestic and foreign public and private actors that interact in crucial ways to determine the development and implementation of EU competition policy. They address this broad question: In what ways do changing external and internal factors affect the evolution of the EU's competition policy and the role that the Commission plays in it? Among the conclusions is that the EU – and particularly the European Commission – has become a leading global regulator.


European Union European Commission Competition Policy Globalization Two-Level Games economics economy Europe European Politic European Politics European Union (EU) globalization international relations Policy political science politics

Authors and affiliations

  • Chad Damro
    • 1
  • Terrence R. Guay
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Politics and International RelationsUniversity of EdinburghUK
  2. 2.Smeal College of BusinessThe Pennsylvania State UniversityUSA

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