Making European Space
Mobility, Power and Territorial Identity
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Making European Space by Ole B. Jensen
Book DescriptionMaking European Space explores how future visions of Europe's physical space are being decisively shaped by transnational politics and power struggles, which are being played out in new multi-level arenas of governance across the European Union. At stake are big ideas about mobility and friction, about relations between core and peripheral regions, and about the future Europe's cities and countryside. The book builds a critical narrative of the emergence of a new discourse of Europe as 'monotopia', revealing a very real project to shape European space in line with visions of high speed, frictionless mobility, the transgression of borders, and the creation of city networks. The narrative explores in depth how the particular ideas of mobility and space which underpin this discourse are being constructed in policy making, and reflects on the legitimacy of these policy processes. In particular, it shows how spatial ideas are becoming embedded in the everyday practices of the social and political organisation of space, in ways that make a frictionless Europe seem natural, and part of a common European territorial identity.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415291934
(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 4-Dec-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ole B. Jensen
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"Making European Space" looks at politics and power, mobility and flows, and future visions of Europe's physical space in the European Union. The authors discuss identity, and explore how the thoughts of future European citizens, politicians and policy makers will be influenced by the sorts of policy ideas analysed.
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