International Journal for Business Case Studies

The Economist and the European Union (1997-2005) an Excessive Discourse of Doubt

Published on: 2019-04-24


The objective of this paper is to bring to the fore The Economist’s political vision of the European Union from 1997 to 2005. The paper seeks to highlight the broadsheet’s position concerning the European integration during the premiership of Tony Blair. The position of the British weekly magazine shows a blatant skepticism and a clear inclination to debunk the euro zone as well as the prospective European constitution. The paper’s discourse shows an excessive tendency to refuse the European ideal of a powerful federation and stands for an economic cooperation between the 27 members of the Union. The call for a written document that establishes the fundamental laws and governing principles of the Union has reached an almost feverish pitch in recent years. The Economist Pretends to be different from many magazines, however with deep scrutiny we may observe that it is not as neutral as it is. The slogan of being impartial is hard to buttress. The intelligent reader may perceive the doctrine or the economic philosophy promoted by this paper. This doctrine revolves around one major role which is projecting the voice of the decision- makers in economics, politics and culture.


Economist; Political; World War II; European policy