Graduation Year


Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Politics and International Relations

Second Department

Legal Studies

Reader 1

Thomas Kim

Reader 2

David Andrews

Reader 3

Mark Golub

Rights Information

© 2014 Selene M. Hsu


How did EU and US legislation go from initially appearing to be the same, if not mirroring each other, to differing significantly in their execution of competition legislation goals? Why did the US take a more authoritative tone in enforcing interstate competition legislation? And if the EU is so inclined to mimic US policies 50 years ago, why didn’t their competition enforcement take the same form today? I hypothesize that the US and EU’s legislative history with regulating governmental supremacy is part of the clue to answering for these differences.

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.