This book builds a bridge between current research in space policy and contemporary European political studies by addressing developments in European space policy and its significance for European integration.
It answers questions central to European studies applying them to the burgeoning field of EU space policy and takes an interdisciplinary approach, examining space policy in the light of a range of policy areas including common foreign security policy, technology policy, transport policy and internal market. Using a theoretical framework based around notions of neo-institutionalism to evaluate the evolving nature of space policy in Europe, the book provides clear insights into the development of the sector and the resulting developments made to the European political landscape.
This text will be of key interest to scholars and students of Space policy, EU studies/politics, European Studies/Politics, International Relations, Political Science, History Economics and Security Studies.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Jean-Jacques Dordain. Introduction Part I: Past Consolidation 1. China’s Co-operation with Europe: The Supporting Public Narrative of Space Exploration in China 2. The Socio-economic Logic of the EU Space Stratege 3. Regional Integration and Cooperation in the Central and Eastern Europe. Cooperation as an Essential Perspective from the Past to Present Part II: Present Challenges 4. Legal Challenges in the Context of the European Space Policy 5. Space Security in the Era of Space 4.0 6. From Peace and Prosperity to Space and Sustainability Part III: Future Perspectives 7. ESA and NASA: An Historical Institutionalist Reading of European Space Policy in an Age of Autonomy and Isolationism 8. 'Talking about’ Governance: European Space Policy 9. The Moon Village and Space 4.0: The ‘Open Concept’ as a New Way of Doing Space? Conclusion
Thomas Hoerber is Professor for European Studies, Director of the EU-Asia Institute and Head of the Department of International Affairs at ESSCA School of Management, France.
Sarah Lieberman is Senior Lecturer at the School of Psychology, Politics and Sociology at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK.