Making European Space crystallises 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 peripherality. 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 analysing 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 analysed cases which are drawn widely from the emerging literature on the implementation of the European Spatial Development Perspective (ESDP) as well as the authors' ownempirical research. "Spatial Practices" deals with the preactices, institutions, governance structures and questions of implementation relating to these policy fields. In the final section, "Power, Rationalities and Knowledge" INDICE Part 1. Theoretical Framework 1. Introduction 2. European Integration and the Emergence of European Spatial Planning 3. Discourses and Space: Towards a Cultural Sociology of Space. Part 2. Representations of Space 4. Languages of Space 5. Images of Space -- Mapping Space. Part 3. Spatial Pactices 6. Shaping a Pan-European Spatial Planning System? 7. Spatial Analysis 8. The Europeanisation of Spatial Planning. Part 4. Power, Rationalities and Knowledge 9. Europe of Flows - Europe of Places 10. The 'Magic Triangle' of Growth, Equity and Environment 11. Conclusion -- Making European Space? Index.