• Christian Koenig


Not least because of the debate on deregulation launched by the EU, the terms “to regulate” and “regulation” have experienced a considerable upturn in use. Despite the wide scope of application, the conceptual pair of economic regulation (refers to market state interventions in market processes) and social regulation (in general every influence of the state on social processes) evolved in the Anglo-American economic and legal sciences. Within the economic interpretation, a differentiated typology of regulation has developed, which creates antonymous word pairs that need to be clarified. Hereby specifically European associated experiences have been made, that may be an advantage for the further expansion of the discourse framework, so that the European Union can be confident regarding a global turn.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christian Koenig
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  1. 1.Public Law and European LawUniversity of Bonn/Center for European Integration Studies (ZEI)BonnGermany

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