Competition Policy: Between Equity and Efficiency
The efficiency approach, as advocated by the Chicago School in particular, only provides a very narrow approach to competition law analysis that relies on the preferences of consumers. This approach remains especially insufficient for the regulation of firms that provide citizens with politically relevant news and information. In times of digitisation, citizens increasingly rely on news disseminated by Internet intermediaries such as Facebook, Twitter or Google for making political decisions. Such firms design their business models and their algorithms for selecting the news according to a purely economic rationale. Yet recent research indicates that dissemination of news through social platforms in particular has a negative impact on the democratic process by favouring the dissemination of false factual statements, fake news and unverifiable conspiracy theories within closed communities and, ultimately, leads to radicalisation and a division of society along political and ideological lines. Experience based on the Brexit referendum in the UK and the recent presidential elections in the US highlights the ability of populist political movements to abuse the business rationale of Internet intermediaries and the functioning of their algorithms in order to win popular votes with their ‘post-truth politics’. This article relies on competition law principles to discuss future approaches to regulating the market for political ideas at the interface of competition law and media law in the new digital age. Based on constitutional considerations the article rests on the assumption that media markets should not only provide news that responds best to the psychological predispositions and subjective beliefs of the individual citizen, but also provide correct information and diversity of opinion as a basis for making informed democratic decisions.
In this work has been systematized theoretical foundations of economic benefit and efficiency, was investigated the nature of the efficiency for sustainable enterprise development, was highlighted economic benefits and the essence of the economic effect, summarized the existing performance indicators, was represented a set of means and methods to ensure cost-effectiveness for the sustainable enterprise development.
Present article considers the issue of conflict and material regulation of international passenger carriage. In this article, a detailed analysis of national and international regulation on the transport of passengers by different types of transport, in particular deals with the classification of types of attachment and conflict of laws according to the international passenger carriage.
Competition and the State analyzes the role of the state across a number of dimensions as it relates to competition law and policy across a number of dimensions. This book re-conceptualizes the interaction between competition law and government activities in light of the profound transformation of the conception of state action in recent years by looking to the challenges of privatization, new public management, and public-private partnerships. It then asks whether there is a substantive legal framework that might be put in place to address competition issues as they relate to the role of the state. Various chapters also provide case studies of national experiences. The volume also examines one of the most highly controversial policy issues within the competition and regulatory sphere—the role of competition law and policy in the financial sector.
In the next two years, the UK will be faced with a complicated geopolitical situation. The relations with its two key partners – the EU and the USA – will be changed. The USA, when dealing with European issues, will begin to rely on Germany rather than on the UK. It will be necessary to negtiate with the EU a new relationship model that will envisage that the UK should not participate in the decision-making process inside the European Union, and should have no internal inﬂuence there. Simultaneously, there will be a need for negotiations on new trade agreements with a number of countries that are not EU member states, because the UK, once it has withdrawn from the US, will automatically ﬁ nd itself outside of the international trade agreements concluded on behalf of the EU, including those in the framework of the WTO.
Grigoriy Konson’s interview with MD, Associate Professor at the University of Birmingham Armen Gasparyan unravels the key issues of modern Russian science, which is found now at the intersection of diverse trends. One of the main ones is the increasing visibility of Rus-sian-language scientific journals at the international level and digitalization so that they could technically become high-quality and indexable. To do this, two basic conditions must be observed: authors must possess all copyrights, and their works must be stored in repositories, that are needed by scientists to gain world visibility and long-term use of published materials. Since the Interna-tional Conference in Budapest (2001), a global initiative to publish open access scientific papers has been established. This was done so that scholars working with scientific materials could make them publically available and widely use such materials for scientific purposes. Now there is a tendency to open servers, which contain not only published and peer-reviewed works, but also pre-publication materials. Preprint services became a recent innovation. Media, television, and cinema scholars post scientific materials that have not been published before. This makes it possible to get priority in their writings. There are also tools to promote open access. These are, first of all, digital identifiers of scien-tific materials and authors. Since 2012, digital author identifiers (Open Researcher and Contribu-tor ID [ORCID]) are widely used in many countries; there are more than 6 million registered users. The digital identifier ORCID is popular among Russian-speaking authors as well, but often they use only part of its capabilities. Information about many Russian-speaking authors is not repre-sented in full on the ORCID platform, which means that their works are not visible to the public. The development of open access journals is mainly hampered by the hybrid-type periodicals, combining the principles of open and subscription publications. There are a lot of such journals in Russia. The majority of them are about medicine; and as a matter of fact, digitalization is gradually making the traditional subscription wither away. Therefore, professional communities need to take on the responsibility of financing open access publications to allow journals to advance. In the era of open access, plagiarism can be timely discovered, while in subscription journals it is veiled. Future expectations are that Russian-language periodicals that do not follow new trends in science and publishing can cease to exist. They become bankrupt; they cannot find alternative sources of financing. However, their prestige needs to be enhanced through open access. There should be an increase in the number of multilingual journals that will attract English-language authors.
The article is devoted to a particular form of freedom of assembly — the right to counter-demonstrate. The author underlines the value of this right as an element of democratic society, but also acknowledges the risk of violent actions among participants of opposing demonstrations. Due to this risk, the government may adopt adequate measures restricting the right to counter-demonstrate, certain types of which are analyzed in this paper.
Development of standards of international controllability is reviewed in the article. Institutional approach is applied to development of international legal regime of Energy Charter. Definition of controllability is connected to development of international standards of dispute settlement, which are described in the article in detail. In connection with controllability, Russian interest, defense of investment in European Union and ecological investment encouragement, is reviewed in the article.
мировое управление и управляемость, Мировая экономика, международное экономическое право, энергетическая хартия, International control and controllability, International economics, international economic law, Energy Charter
международное частное право; недвижимость; ; школа бартолистов; бартолисты; теория статутов; статуарная теория/