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Politikens handlingsutrymme och konkurrensens lagar : Nyliberala föreställningar om stat och marknad i tre konkurrensregelverk

Nyberg, Linda LU (2015) In Statsvetenskaplig tidskrift 117(4). p.505-530
Abstract (Swedish)
With the introduction of market reforms in the public sector, a set of rules becomes applicable to keep governments from distorting competition. This study discusses the impact of three such competition rules on Swedish government – EU rules on State aid and public procurement, as well as the Swedish rules on anti-competitive sales activities. Together they set the conditions for how governments can act towards the market in its role as legislator as well as market participant. I argue that the competition rules reflect a neoliberal belief that politics should be moulded according to the principle of free competition. Neoliberalism is in turn understood as relying on a conflicting understanding of competition as needing both state... (More)
With the introduction of market reforms in the public sector, a set of rules becomes applicable to keep governments from distorting competition. This study discusses the impact of three such competition rules on Swedish government – EU rules on State aid and public procurement, as well as the Swedish rules on anti-competitive sales activities. Together they set the conditions for how governments can act towards the market in its role as legislator as well as market participant. I argue that the competition rules reflect a neoliberal belief that politics should be moulded according to the principle of free competition. Neoliberalism is in turn understood as relying on a conflicting understanding of competition as needing both state protection and protection from the state. This allows for a kind of regulation that limits the room for political agency by deciding what government interventions can be accepted according to the needs of the market. (Less)
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EU, konkurrensrätt, nyliberalism, offentlig upphandling, statligt stöd, konkurrensbegränsande offentlig säljverksamhet
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  abstract     = {With the introduction of market reforms in the public sector, a set of rules becomes applicable to keep governments from distorting competition. This study discusses the impact of three such competition rules on Swedish government – EU rules on State aid and public procurement, as well as the Swedish rules on anti-competitive sales activities. Together they set the conditions for how governments can act towards the market in its role as legislator as well as market participant. I argue that the competition rules reflect a neoliberal belief that politics should be moulded according to the principle of free competition. Neoliberalism is in turn understood as relying on a conflicting understanding of competition as needing both state protection and protection from the state. This allows for a kind of regulation that limits the room for political agency by deciding what government interventions can be accepted according to the needs of the market. },
  author       = {Nyberg, Linda},
  issn         = {0039-0747},
  keyword      = {EU, konkurrensrätt, nyliberalism, offentlig upphandling, statligt stöd, konkurrensbegränsande offentlig säljverksamhet},
  language     = {swe},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {505--530},
  publisher    = {Fahlbeckska stiftelsen},
  series       = {Statsvetenskaplig tidskrift},
  title        = {Politikens handlingsutrymme och konkurrensens lagar : Nyliberala föreställningar om stat och marknad i tre konkurrensregelverk},
  volume       = {117},
  year         = {2015},
}