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Published: 12 March 2019

226 Pages


ISBN: 9780198839491

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Law for Sale

A Philosophical Critique of Regulatory Competition

Johanna Stark

  • Explores how states compete for the favour of mobile consumers of their legal products, particularly in tax law, company law, and contract law
  • Identifies the structural preconditions for 'law markets' and for the fields of law that incite competition among legislators
  • Concludes that 'law markets' are at odds with principles such as democracy, state autonomy, and political authority
  • Investigates how the 'moral limits of markets' debate applies to political theory and legal philosophy
  • Assesses the impact of Brexit on regulatory competition in Europe

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