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Space Power and Politics

Series Editor: Everett Dolman, John Sheldon

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.

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  1. Transatlantic Space Politics

    Competition and Cooperation Above the Clouds

    By Sheng-Chih Wang

    Series: Space Power and Politics

    This book examines transatlantic politics through an analysis of 60 years of US-European strategic interaction in space. The significance of space politics for the study of transatlantic relations receives surprisingly little scholarly attention. As a theatre of interaction, transatlantic space...

    Published April 28th 2013 by Routledge

  2. US Hypersonic Research and Development

    The Rise and Fall of 'Dyna-Soar', 1944-1963

    By Roy F. Houchin II

    Series: Space Power and Politics

    An essential new account of some of the most valuable research and development in international military history. Roy F. Houchin II shows how the roots of US Air Force hypersonic research and development are grounded in Army Air Force General Henry H. 'Hap' Arnold's identification of the need...

    Published March 21st 2013 by Routledge

  3. Space Strategy in the 21st Century

    Theory and Policy

    Edited by Eligar Sadeh

    Series: Space Power and Politics

    This book offers an overview of space strategy in the 21st century. The purpose of space strategy is to coordinate, integrate, and prioritize space activities across security, commercial, and civil sectors. Without strategy, space activities continue to provide value, but it becomes difficult to...

    Published November 25th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Chinese Space Policy

    A Study in Domestic and International Politics

    By Roger Handberg, Zhen Li

    Series: Space Power and Politics

    This volume explains the beginnings and expansion of China's space program, analyzing how China is now able to hold such ambitions and how the interaction between technology, politics and economics has influenced the Chinese space program. It opens by tracing out the earlier development of the...

    Published September 12th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Space Policy in Developing Countries

    The Search for Security and Development on the Final Frontier

    By Robert C. Harding

    Series: Space Power and Politics

    This book analyses the rationale and history of space programs in countries of the developing world. Space was at one time the sole domain of the wealthiest developed countries. However, the last couple of decades of the twentieth century and the first decade of the twenty-first century have...

    Published June 6th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Space and Defense Policy

    Edited by Damon Coletta, Frances T. Pilch

    Series: Space Power and Politics

    This edited volume introduces the reader to the role of space in military and defense strategy, and outlines some of the major foreign and domestic actors in the space arena, as well as constraints of law and treaties on activities in space. It also addresses science and technology as they relate...

    Published January 14th 2010 by Routledge

  7. The International Politics of Space

    By Michael Sheehan

    Series: Space Power and Politics

    The year 2007 saw the fiftieth anniversary of the Space Age, which began with the launching of Sputnik by the Soviet Union in October 1957. Space is crucial to the politics of the postmodern world. It has seen competition and cooperation in the past fifty years, and is in danger of becoming a...

    Published October 30th 2007 by Routledge

  8. Space Warfare

    Strategy, Principles and Policy

    By John J. Klein

    Series: Space Power and Politics

    This new study considers military space strategy within the context of the land and naval strategies of the past. Explaining why and how strategists note the similarities of space operations to those of the air and naval forces, this book shows why many such strategies unintentionally lead to...

    Published April 5th 2006 by Routledge

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