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The Foundations of European Union Competition Law: The Objective and Principles of Article 102

Renato Nazzini


Article 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union prohibits the abuse of a dominant position as incompatible with the internal market. Its application in practice has been controversial with goals as diverse as the preservation of an undistorted competitive process, the protection of economic freedom, the maximisation of consumer welfare, social welfare, or economic efficiency all cited as possible or desirable objectives. These conflicting aims have raised complex questions as to how abuses can be assessed and how a dominant position should be defined. This book addresses the ... More

Keywords: Article 102 TFEU, internal market, consumer welfare, social welfare, economic efficiency, EU competition law, dominance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199226153
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226153.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Renato Nazzini, author
Reader, University of Southampton