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.
Foreword by Jean-Jacques Dordain
Introduction [Thomas Hoerber and Sarah Lieberman]
Part I: Past Consolidation
1. China’s Co-operation with Europe: The Supporting Public Narrative of Space Exploration in China [Andrew Thomas]
2. The Socio-economic Logic of the EU Space Stratege [Iraklis Oikonomou]
3. Regional Integration and Cooperation in the Central and Eastern Europe. Cooperation as an Essential Perspective from the Past to Present [Daniel Sagath, Maarten Adriaensen and Christina Giannopapa]
Part II: Present Challenges
4. Legal Challenges in the Context of the European Space Policy [Frans von der Dunk]
5. Space Security in the Era of Space 4.0 [Ntorina Antoni, Christina Giannopapa and Maarten Adriansen]
6. From Peace and Prosperity to Space and Sustainability [Thomas Hoerber, Maxime Wenger and Arthur Demion]
Part III: Future Perspectives
7. ESA and NASA: An Historical Institutionalist Reading of European Space Policy in an Age of Autonomy and Isolationism [Sarah Lieberman]
8. 'Talking about’ Governance:European Space Policy [Lorna Ryan]
9. The Moon Village and Space 4.0: The ‘Open Concept’ as a New Way of Doing Space? [Harald Köpping Athanasopoulos]
Conclusion [Sarah Lieberman and Thomas Hoerber]
The Space Power and Politics series will provide a forum where space policy and historical issues can be explored and examined in-depth. The series will produce works that examine civil, commercial, and military uses of space and their implications for international politics, strategy, and political economy. This will include works on government and private space programs, technological developments, conflict and cooperation, security issues, and history.