On the socio-technical practices of the European Union territory

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Luukkonen , J & Moisio , S 2016 , ' On the socio-technical practices of the European Union territory ' , Environment and Planning A , vol. 48 , no. 8 , pp. 1452-1472 . https://doi.org/10.1177/0308518X16641413

Title: On the socio-technical practices of the European Union territory
Author: Luukkonen, Juho; Moisio, Sami
Contributor: University of Helsinki, University of Oulu
University of Helsinki, Department of Geosciences and Geography
Date: 2016-07-07
Language: eng
Number of pages: 21
Belongs to series: Environment and Planning A
ISSN: 0308-518X
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/174045
Abstract: We examine the constitution of the European Union territory in socio-technical practices. We argue that calculative practices are central in the constitution of the European Union territory but that these practices need to be understood as being situated within the broader ‘teleological structures’ of European integration. This paper scrutinizes the European Spatial Planning Observation Network programme as one of the activity spaces whereby the calculative practices of the ‘European knowledge-based economy’, a term which arose in the 1990s, are constitutive of the contemporary making of the European Union territory. We thus highlight the practices of surveying, mapping and modelling as central components in the constitution of the European Union as a political object.
Subject: 519 Social and economic geography
517 Political science
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