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Law for Sale: A Philosophical Critique of Regulatory Competition

Johanna Stark


The book focuses on the philosophical underpinnings, problems, and consequences of regulatory competition. The term ‘regulatory competition’ describes a dynamic in which states as producers of legal rules compete for the favour of mobile consumers of their legal products. Besides discussing regulatory competition, a factual phenomenon, identifying the structural conditions for law markets to occur and referring to particular fields of law where competitive dynamics among legislators can be observed, arguments critical of regulatory competition as a policy approach are presented from the perspe ... More

Keywords: regulatory competition, law market, commodification, democracy, political authority, state autonomy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198839491
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198839491.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Johanna Stark, author
Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance, Senior Research Fellow