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Asian Capitalism and the Regulation of Competition
Towards a Regulatory Geography of Global Competition Law


Michael W. Dowdle, John Gillespie, Imelda Maher, David J. Gerber, Ngai-Ling Sum, Bob Jessop, Simon Vande Walle, Wentong Zheng, Tony Prosser, Henry Wai-Chung Yeung, Frederic C. Deyo
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  • Date Published: August 2019
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108738224

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  • Asian Capitalism and the Regulation of Competition explores the implications of Asian forms of capitalism and their regulation of competition for the emerging global competition law regime. Expert contributors from a variety of backgrounds explore the topic through the lenses of formal law, soft law and transnational regulation, and make extensive comparisons with Euro-American and global models. Case studies include Japan, China and Vietnam, and thematic studies include examinations of competition law's relationship with other regulatory terrains such as public law, market culture, regulatory geography and transnational production networks.

    • Provides a comprehensive account of the key social, political, economic and geographical features which affect competition and its regulation
    • Expands on the existing literature by incorporating regulatory experiences of non-Anglo-European regions
    • Explores parallels in Anglo-European capitalism and anticipates possible future evolutions in 'global competition law'
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    'The editors have certainly succeeded in their announced intention: to introduce Asian-inspired diversity of approaches and opinions worded as 'regulatory geography' into the global competition law discourse.' Alexandr Svetlicinii, European Competition Law Review

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    • Date Published: August 2019
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108738224
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.523kg
    • contains: 2 b/w illus. 4 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction and overview Michael W. Dowdle, John Gillespie and Imelda Maher
    Part I. Asia, Asian Capitalism, and Global Competition Law: Conceptual Mappings:
    1. The regulatory geography of market competition in Asia (and beyond): a preliminary mapping Michael W. Dowdle
    2. Asia and global law convergence David J. Gerber
    Part II. The Political Economy of Global Competition Law:
    3. The institutional structure of competition law Imelda Maher
    4. Cultural political economy of competitiveness, competition law, and competition policy in Asia Ngai-Ling Sum
    5. The complexities of competition and competitiveness: challenges for competition law and economic governance in variegated capitalism Bob Jessop
    Part III. Competition Regulation in Representative Asian Countries:
    6. Competition and competition law in Japan: between skepticism and embrace Simon Vande Walle
    7. State capitalism and the regulation of competition in China Wentong Zheng
    8. Managing competition in Socialist-transforming Asia: the case of Vietnam John Gillespie
    Part IV. Asian Capitalism and Competition Regulation in Operation: Selected Issues:
    9. Competition in the periphery: melamine milk adulteration as peripheral 'innovation' Michael W. Dowdle
    10. Competition law and the role of the state in East Asia Tony Prosser
    Part V. Into the Future: Asian Capitalism and Competition Regulation as Dynamic Systems:
    11. Globalizing competition in Asia: an evolutionary perspective Henry Wai-Chung Yeung
    12. Addressing the development deficit of competition policy: the role of economic networks Frederic C. Deyo
    13. Whither Asia? Whither capitalism? Whither global competition law? Michael W. Dowdle.

  • Editors

    Michael W. Dowdle, National University of Singapore
    Michael W. Dowdle is an assistant professor on the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law and a visiting professorial fellow at the Asia-Pacific Business Regulation Group of the Department of Business Law at Monash University, Victoria.

    John Gillespie, Monash University, Victoria
    John Gillespie is the Director of the Asia-Pacific Business Regulation Group at Monash University, Victoria. His research and teaching interests include Asian comparative law, law and development theory, and regulatory theory.

    Imelda Maher, University College Dublin
    Imelda Maher is the Sutherland Professor of European Law at the School of Law, University College Dublin. She has published extensively on competition law, where her distinctive contribution is to analyse competition law from a law and governance perspective.


    Michael W. Dowdle, John Gillespie, Imelda Maher, David J. Gerber, Ngai-Ling Sum, Bob Jessop, Simon Vande Walle, Wentong Zheng, Tony Prosser, Henry Wai-Chung Yeung, Frederic C. Deyo

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