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Making European Space : Mobility, Power and Territorial Identity - Tim Richardson

Making European Space

Mobility, Power and Territorial Identity

Hardcover Published: 25th December 2003
ISBN: 9780415291927
Number Of Pages: 312

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Making European Spacecrystallizes and critically examines the key policy ideas emerging in the new field of European spatial planning, and explores the arguments surrounding policy themes such as polycentric development, sustainability, mobility and peripherally. It develops a theoretically informed critique based on discourse analysis and cultural sociology of space. The book is divided into four general sections. The first section, "Theoretical Framework", contains a general introduction to the themes, followed by two theoretical chapters on respectively European integration and the approach used for analyzing spatial policy discourses. "Representations of Space" contains the empirical analysis of the cases. This analysis is thematic and covers the language and images representing the analyzed cases which are drawn widely from the emerging literature on the implementation of the European Spatial Development Perspective (ESDP) as well as the authors' own empirical research. "Spatial Practices"deals with the practices, institutions, governance structures and questions of implementation relating to these policy fields. In the final section, "Power, Rationalities and Knowledge", the underlying rationalities of these spatial policy discourses are presented and wider implications for European integration are discussed.

Introducing the Construction Sites of European Space
European Integration and the Emergence of European Spatial Policy
Linking Discourse and Space
Analysing the Discourse of Monotopia
Languages of European Space
Being on the Map: the New Iconographies of Power Over European Space
Spatial Practices
Shaping a Pan-European Spatial Planning System?
Creating New Knowledges of Europe
The Europeanisation of Spatial Planning
Power, Rationalities and Knowledge
A Europe of Flows: Creating the Preconditions for Monotopia
Dimensions of Monotopia: Exploring the D'Magnetic Triangle'
Conclusions: Making European Space?
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ISBN: 9780415291927
ISBN-10: 0415291925
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 25th December 2003
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.93 x 15.95  x 2.01
Weight (kg): 0.65
Edition Number: 1