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European Space Policy

European integration and the final frontier, 1st Edition

Edited by Thomas Hoerber, Paul Stephenson


272 pages | 16 B/W Illus.

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Space policy is at the cutting edge of current EU policy developments and is a fascinating object of study, involving multiple and diverse actors. It is also an original and contemporary lens for studying European policy-making.

This book explores advances in European space policy and their significance for European integration. Using a ‘framing’ methodology, it addresses central questions in European studies in order to form an interdisciplinary bridge between current research in space policy and contemporary European political studies. It assesses the interests of EU institutions in space and how these institutions perceive space policy. Furthermore, it demonstrates that space is a cross-cutting policy domain affecting a diverse range of EU policy fields, such as security, transport and migration, and underpinning the 21st century European and global economy. In doing so, this volume firmly locates space policy in the field of European Studies.

This innovative volume will be of key interest to students and scholars of a range of policy areas including common foreign and security policy, technology policy, transport policy, internal market policies, environmental policy, development aid and disaster-risk management, as well as the EU institutions.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Space – Towards a European Space Policy? Thomas HoerberSection 1 Methodology / Setting the space agenda 1 Historical background and context of space policy with regards to European integration Thomas Hoerber. 2Approaches to analyzing European Space Policy: framing and other tools Paul Stephenson. Section 2 Polity / Institutional Perspectives 3 The European Space Agency vis-à-vis the EU and its member states Thomas Hoerber. 4The European Parliament Emmanuel Sigalas.5 The Council Harald Köpping. 6The European Commission Paul Stephenson. 7The European Court of Justice. Section 3 Politics / Internal and External PerspectivesInternal 8 The role of European industrialists in lobbying for space policy. 9 Trans-European networks and the management of the single market area from space Paul Stephenson. 10The European Metal Workers’ Federation and EU defence and space policies: framing or hegemony? Iraklis Oikonomou. External 11 Contextualising EU space policy – US, Russian and Chinese space programmes Bertrand de Montluc. 12 Space as a field and tool of international relations Veronica La Regina. 13 Space policy meets the common foreign security policy Geoffrey Edwards. Section 4 Policy Process / Implementing space policy14 Public Private Partnership PPP and Galileo: PPPs in national and transnational contexts Jakob Feyerer. 15 Towards a EU Industrial Policy for the Space Sector – Lessons from Galileo Rik Hansen. 16 The role of Galileo satellite technology in the GMES for security, safety and environmental protection in EU maritime regions Angela Carpenter. Conclusion: ‘To boldly go where no one has gone before: towards a European Space Strategy Thomas Hoerber.

About the Editors

Thomas Hörber is Full Professor at the EU-Asia Institute, ESSCA - School of Management, Angers, France.

Paul Stephenson is Marie Curie Research Fellow at Sciences Po, Paris, and Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science, Maastricht University, The Netherlands.

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Routledge Advances in European Politics

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / Legislative Branch