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hal.structure.identifierInstitut de Recherche Interdisciplinaire en Sciences Sociales [IRISSO]
dc.contributor.authorBillows, Sebastian
HAL ID: 735067
ORCID: 0000-0002-9903-4870
hal.structure.identifierCenter for European Studies
dc.contributor.authorKohl, Sebastian
hal.structure.identifier
dc.contributor.authorTarissan, Fabien
HAL ID: 5068
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-22T09:24:00Z
dc.date.available2021-03-22T09:24:00Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.issn0021-9886
dc.identifier.urihttps://basepub.dauphine.fr/handle/123456789/21643
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectEuropean Commissionen
dc.subjectcompetition policyen
dc.subjectmerger controlen
dc.subjectvarieties of capitalismen
dc.subjectindustrial policyen
dc.subject.ddc306en
dc.titleBureaucrats or Ideologues? EU Merger Control as Market‐centred Integrationen
dc.typeArticle accepté pour publication ou publié
dc.description.abstractenSince 1989, no major European merger has been able to go through without EU approval. The introduction of a centralized merger control procedure was another increase in the powers of the Commission's Directorate‐General for Competition (DG COMP). While some see it playing a neo‐mercantilist role in a positive European integration, others underline its neoliberal ideological roots. Through our analysis of all merger decisions made between 1990 and 2016 (6,161 cases), we instead find evidence for market‐centred negative integration: DG COMP is particularly harsh towards coordinated market economies and targets sectors that have high levels of state intervention, thus thwarting the rise of ‘European champions’. Our interviews with merger experts and the decision citation data further suggest that this market‐centred logic of enforcement is not necessarily driven by ideology, but by the silent logic of bureaucratic autonomy. We thus contribute to the debate on the EU as a supranational force of economic liberalization.en
dc.relation.isversionofjnlnameJournal of Common Market Studies
dc.relation.isversionofjnldate2021
dc.relation.isversionofdoi10.1111/jcms.13130en
dc.identifier.urlsitehttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jcms.13130en
dc.subject.ddclabelCulture et comportementsen
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dc.relation.forthcomingprintnonen
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dc.description.audienceInternationalen
dc.relation.Isversionofjnlpeerreviewednonen
dc.relation.Isversionofjnlpeerreviewednonen
dc.date.updated2021-03-22T09:21:48Z
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