On Government, Governance and Judicial Review: The Case of European Competition Policy

  title={On Government, Governance and Judicial Review: The Case of European Competition Policy},
  author={Dirk Lehmkuhl},
  journal={Journal of Public Policy},
  pages={139 - 159}
  • D. Lehmkuhl
  • Published 2008
  • Economics
  • Journal of Public Policy
ABSTRACT From a traditional rationalist principal-agent framework, the development of the European Community’s competition policy could appear as a straightforward story of agency loss. However, the recent overhaul of competition policy, which the Community presented in terms of decentralisation, appears to have changed the story. We are confronted with the uncommon event of an agent (the European Commission) returning some of its powers to the principals (the member states). This paper… Expand
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