Do Words Matter? A Discussion on Words Used to Designate Values Associated with Competition Law

35 Pages Posted: 27 Aug 2011 Last revised: 27 Oct 2011

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Paul Nihoul

Université Catholique de Louvain

Date Written: August 26, 2011

Abstract

In scholarship, a significant degree of attention is paid to the goals or objectives to be pursued through antitrust or competition law. Much less, unfortunately, on the words that we use in order to express the values associated with these legal disciplines. In this paper, I shed some light on the communication used by authorities to describe their mission - and serve their agenda.

Keywords: antitrust, competition, words, goals, communication strategy

Suggested Citation

Nihoul, Paul, Do Words Matter? A Discussion on Words Used to Designate Values Associated with Competition Law (August 26, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1917408 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1917408

Paul Nihoul (Contact Author)

Université Catholique de Louvain ( email )

Place Montesquieu, 3
Louvain-la-Neuve, 1348
Belgium

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