|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Seminars / Tutorials||22 hours; 11x2 hour seminars|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||TWO WRITTEN ASSIGNMENTS OF 2,500-3,000 WORDS (40% EACH) OR ONE WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT OF 5,000-6,000 WORDS||80%|
|Semester Assessment||ORAL PRESENTATION||20%|
|Supplementary Assessment||WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT(s) TO BE RESUBMITTED, IF FAILED||80%|
|Supplementary Assessment||WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT IN LIEU OF ORAL PRESENTATION TO BE SUBMITTED, IF FAILED||20%|
The written assignment (on a topic chosen by the student and approved by the module co-ordinator) will enable the student to explore, test and demonstrate an analytical and critical knowledge of the subject; to develop and demonstrate an ability to communicate clearly knowledge and argument relating to the subject; and to apply research skills for purposes of locating literature and material and drafting a coherent written account of an in-depth study. The oral presentation of an assigned topic will enable the student to present a concise view of an aspect of the subject, and to deploy knowledge to answer questions and defend argument.
The main topics to be addressed include: the concept of the business cartel; models of legal control; the development of regulation, 1870 - present; an overview of EC regulation and enforcement; economic analysis of cartel activity; investigations and evidence; enforcement strategies; sanctions; globalisation of cartel law.
Students will be able to :
(a) analyse the economic and social significance of business cartels as a form of collusion and co-operative behaviour;
(b) evaluate different strategies of legal control in relation to such activity;
(c) present a critical account of the development of national, international and European law relating to the control of business cartels;
(d) locate and use a range of literature and material relevant to the subject-matter;
(e) relate the specific subject-matter to general theories of regulation and supranational governance;
(f) provide an informed and analytical discussion of aspects of the subject in both written and oral formats.
This module is at CQFW Level 7