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Call For Papers: Protection of Free Competition in Markets across History

Call for Papers

The Competition Law Scholars Forum (CLaSF) and the Facultad de Derecho of Universidad de Granada (Spain)

invite contributions to a workshop on

“Protection of Free Competition in Markets across History: Culture, Politics and Law”

at the Universidad de Granada (Spain) on Thursday, 13 September 2018

The Competition Law Scholars Forum (CLaSF) will be running its XXXI workshop on Thursday, 13 September 2018, at the Facultad de Derecho of Universidad de Grandada. The subject of the workshop will be the broad theme of ‘Protection of Free Competition in Markets across History: Culture, Politics and Law’.

We invite abstract paper proposals from researchers, scholars, practitioners and policy-makers in relation to any issue within this broad theme. We welcome theoretical, practice-based, historical or policy-focused papers, and we are interested in receiving abstracts for papers which may be focused on perspectives or experience at national, regional (eg EU), or international levels, or a combination.

The objective of the workshop is to look at competition law and policy from other perspectives that may enrich understanding and comprehending their real implications. There are insights from political Science, Sociology, Cultural Studies and History of competition law and policy complement the traditional legal and economic analysis, and illustrate many hidden dimensions of the virtues and defects of free market competition.
Suggestions are invited particularly in the field of the following matters:

• Historical evolution of competition law & policy and its enforcement.
• Analysis of pioneering antitrust cases and their impact in the law and policy.
• The role of politics in the creation and development of antitrust legal doctrine
• The importance of cultural values in setting the grounds of free competitive markets and competition prohibitions; or
• Comparative analysis on the role of politics in competition law enforcement and advocacy different jurisdictions and traditions.

The Workshop will consist of a mix of invited speakers and contributions chosen following this call for papers.

Any person interested in being considered on the basis of the call for papers at the workshop is asked to contact Professor Barry Rodger at barry.j.rodger@strath.ac.uk. An abstract is required of approximately 500-1,000 words, to be submitted by no later than 15 June 2018, and decisions on successful submissions will be taken by 1 July 2018. Submission of presentation/draft paper is also required a week prior to the workshop.
Papers presented at the conference can be submitted to the Competition Law Review editorial board with a view to being published in the Review. Note that the Review is a fully refereed scholarly law journal: submission does not guarantee publication.