The book titled “Corporate Power and Regulation. Consumers and the Environment in the European Union” (Palgrave MacMillan) takes a fresh look at corporate power in the regulatory process. It examines how corporations seek to prevent, shape, make or revoke regulation. The central argument is that in doing so, corporations utilize distinct power resources as experts, innovators and operators. Empirically, the book covers European consumer and environmental policies, and conducts case studies on the chemical, paper, home appliance, ICT and electricity industries.
A separate chapter is dedicated to the assumption that Brexit will lead to an unprecedented result of EU regulation being lifted, and how this could put corporate power in regulation at risk.Sandra Eckert is Assistant Professor for Politics in the European Multilevel System at the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. Sandra taught at the Universities of Berlin, Freiburg, Mannheim and Osnabrück. From April 2019 to September 2019, Prof. Eckert is holding a guest lectureship at Technische Universität Darmstadt