Capitalism, Democratic Capitalism, and the Pursuit of Antitrust Laws

  title={Capitalism, Democratic Capitalism, and the Pursuit of Antitrust Laws},
  author={Raju Parakkal and Sherry L. Bartz-Marvez},
  journal={The Antitrust Bulletin},
  pages={693 - 729}
A major global policy development in the last few decades has been the adoption of national antitrust laws by many developing and transition countries. A primarily American creation, antitrust laws have now spread to nearly all corners of the world. This study undertakes a political economy approach to understanding the global adoption of antitrust laws. We focus on the causal connection between a democratic form of capitalism and antitrust adoption. We argue that the interaction of democracy… Expand
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