First Published in 1998. A number of future paths of European spatial evolution are developed and discussed in this book. It applies unconventional economic approaches to spatial policy, and in particular to EU-spatial policies. It is concluded that a) the answer to spatial development challenges should not be geo-design but rather strategic guidelines for sectorial policy measures; b) regional policy on the EU's external border has to involve the cities as regional centres in a cross-border network; c) the new perspective on European spatial policy requires a network approach to regional cooperation, which in turn needs an institution monitoring and evaluation continuously the fuctioning of the net.
1. Introduction and Summary i). Scenarios 2. Red Octopus 3. Euro-Megalopis or Theme Park Europe Part ii). Policies 4. Policies without Inexpert Regulation and Partial Anarchy 5. New Dimensions to Regional Theory and Policy in the European Union 6. A Plea for Cooperative Strategies for Europe iii). Evaluation 7. Criteria for an Ex Ante Appraisal of Concepts of European Spatial Development Policies iv). Conclusions 8. European Spatial Policies as a Political Requirement
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