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Space Politics and Policy : An Evolutionary Perspective - Eligar Sadeh

Space Politics and Policy

An Evolutionary Perspective

By: Eligar Sadeh (Editor)

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Published: 31st January 2003
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This book is the first comprehensive source for the Space Politics and Policies of the United States Civil, Military, Intelligence, and Commercial Space Programs.

Space Politics and Policy: An Evolutionary Perspective provides a comprehensive survey of Space Policy. This book is organized around two themes. Space Policy is evolutionary in that it has responded to dramatic political events, such as the launching of Sputnik and the Cold War, and has undergone dynamic and evolutionary policy changes over the course of the space age. Space Policy is an integral part of and interacts with public policy processes in the United States and abroad.

The book analyzes Space Policy at several levels including historical context, political actors and institutions, political processes and policy outcomes. It examines the symbiotic relationships between policy, technology, and science; provides a review and synthesis of the existing body of knowledge in Space Policy; and identifies Space Policy trends and developments from the beginnings of the space age through the current era of the twenty-first century.

The book is intended for those interested in Space Policy, especially Space Policy decision-makers, program and project managers, as well as students and lecturers of Space Policy.

"This is a comprehensive set of contributions....authoritative... Strongly recommended."
(Space Flight, 45 (2003)

List of Figuresp. viii
List of Tablesp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. x
Prologue: Space Exploration: Myth or Mustp. xi
Introduction: Space Politics and Policy: An Evolutionary Perspectivep. xiii
Space Policy Agenda-Setting: Historical Context
Historical Dimensions of the Space Agep. 3
Rationales of the Space Programp. 27
Advocacy Coalitions and Space Policyp. 43
Space Policy Formulation and Implementation: Actors and Institutions
Presidents and Space Policyp. 61
Congress and Space Policyp. 79
Bureaucracy and the Space Programp. 105
Public Administration of the Space Programp. 129
Space Policy Outcomes
Space and the Environmentp. 151
Space Lawp. 163
Economics of Spacep. 181
Space Commercep. 201
Ethics and Off-Earth Commercep. 229
Space Businessp. 241
International Space Cooperationp. 281
Comparative Space Policy: The Space Policy Crisis in the American, European, and French Space Programsp. 317
Space and the Militaryp. 335
Intelligence Space Programp. 371
Conclusions: Space Politics and Policy: Facing the Futurep. 389
Notesp. 395
Indexp. 495
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ISBN: 9781402009020
ISBN-10: 140200902X
Series: Space Regulations Library
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 522
Published: 31st January 2003
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.0  x 2.85
Weight (kg): 0.93