Free Trade and New Economic Powers: Th e Worldview of Peter Mandelson
Title: Free Trade and New Economic Powers: Th e Worldview of Peter Mandelson
Author: TRISCRITTI, Fiorella
Series/Number: EUI RSCAS; 2007/11
This paper uses the Operational Code methodology in order to study Peter Mandelson’s worldviews. Using speeches from the public record I constructed Mandelson’s views of the international relations and of the EU’s relationships with other countries as well as his role as a leading actor. The results of the study suggest that Mandelson advocates the values of multilateralism and free trade. He considers them as the principles which should order EU’s foreign policies. In his view, it is the task of the United State and of the EU to strengthen such international values in order to fight against poverty and declining economies across the world. By promoting such values the EU is protecting and furthering its own interests worldwide.
Subject: EU external trade policy; Free trade; Multilateralism,; Power politics; Globalisation
Type of Access: openAccess