Focusing on European collaboration outside of the European Union (EU), this volume deepens the analysis of the current status of space policy in Europe, looking at the roles and functions of the institutions of European space collaboration, and what influences the interests and strategies of experts and policy-makers. Providing a new conceptual framework, the book also develops an innovative perspective for understanding the interactions between international and domestic policy-making, as well as a comprehensive analysis of how European states collaborate in a security-sensitive area such as space. This invaluable work is suitable for courses on and specialists in European studies, international relations and international political economy.
’This is a pioneering study of the European space sector. Its insights into the different logics that propel collaboration have much to contribute to the wider understanding of European integration.’ Professor Helen Wallace, European University Institute, Italy ’Kazuto Suzuki has written a definitive account of the development of European Space Policy from the political science perspective. At each turning point he doesn't try to persuade us that the actual outcome was the only possible one. Based on interviews with all the key players, he shows there were always a number of options and using an innovative theoretical framework he explains how the preferred choices arose. A must for anyone interested in this policy area.’ Peter Holmes, Jean Monnet Reader in the Economics of European Integration, University of Sussex, UK
Contents: Introduction; Theoretical framework for analyzing European space collaboration; Formation of institutions and policy logics: ESRO and ELDO years, 1960-1973; From Ariane to Columbus: the logics of autonomy and technology in the early ESA years; European space collaboration in the post Cold War era; National space policy-making institutions; Evolution of the space activities of the EU; Conclusion: assessing European space collaboration; Bibliography; Index.