This edited quantity offers an leading edge contribution to the controversy on modern ecu geopolitics by means of tracing a number of the new political geographies and geographical imaginations emergent inside - and made attainable via - the EU's activities within the foreign area. It attracts on case reviews that diversity from the Arctic to East Africa.
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The capability of EU-sponsored territorial networks to actually communicate the key ideas of EU spatial planning within and beyond the EU is a largely untouched area in research. Experience from one such a network indicates that most of the partners within such territorial networks are not able to explicitly characterize the key tenets of EU spatial planning. Indeed, most of the interviewees were not even aware that the ESDP existed. Their conduct, nevertheless, suggests that they had clearly internalized the transnational language of regional competitiveness.
The making of the Mediterranean by EU political elites has required them to build a particular position around different elements of a policy challenge and to tie them together into an unambiguous and convincing narrative, thereby constituting a coherent policy problem with a coherent policy response. Central to this region building are the territorial, symbolic, and institutional constructions of the Mediterranean, that is, spatial constructions that form the hegemonic geopolitical narrative for EU political action.
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