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Astropolitik : Classical Geopolitics in the Space Age - Everett C. Dolman


Classical Geopolitics in the Space Age

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This volume identifies and evaluates the relationship between outer-space geography and geographic position (astrogeography), and the evolution of current and future military space strategy. In doing so, it explores five primary propositions. First, many classical geopolitical theories of military development are fully compatible with the realm of outer space. Second, how geographical position relates to new technology. Such evolution has developed through sea, rail and air power. Space power is the logical and apparent heir. Third, the special terrain of solar space dictates specific tactics and strategies for efficient exploitation of space resources. Fourth, the concept of space as a power base in classical, geopolitical thought will easily conform to the use of outer space as an ultimate national power base. Finally, a thorough understanding of the astromechanical and physical demarcations of outer space can prove useful to planners, and will prove critical to military strategists in the future. An optimum deployment of space assets will be essential on the current terrestrial and future-based battlefield.

Introduction - realism and geopolitics
Foundations - from geopolitics to astropolitics
Modeling the astropolitical environment
Realist visions - the domination of space
Shaping the outer space regime - then and now
Astrostrategy - power, policy and applications
Conclusion in verse
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ISBN: 9780714681979
ISBN-10: 0714681970
Series: Strategy and History Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 238
Published: 1st October 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1