Internationalization of competition : is convergence of competition legislation enough to deal with international anticompetitive practices?

Download
2013
Kayıhan Ünal, Lerzan
The purpose of this study is to examine the right approach to deal with the internationalization of competition law and policy. The study particularly questions whether convergence of competition legislation of nations as a strategy is enough to deal with the international anticompetitive practices in the absence of a global competition regime. This search surely involves the increased and enhanced cooperation efforts in between and among states. The internationalization of competition law and policy stems from the necessity to fill the gap in between the domestic competition regimes and the international business activities. In this context, this study refers to a three level analysis; the venue search for international competition matters at the multilateral level, the unilateral application of competition legislation, and the bilateral and regional cooperation efforts. All these three levels together compose the internationalization process itself. To this end, this study argues that a global competition regime can be achieved if only grounded on a good understanding of the process of the internationalization of competition law and policy. Indeed, the nature of this inquiry necessitates new insights from other disciplines. Thereof, this study displays that particularly international relations theories would shed a light on the conceptualization of the internationalization process in question.
Citation Formats
L. Kayıhan Ünal, “Internationalization of competition : is convergence of competition legislation enough to deal with international anticompetitive practices?,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2013.