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Theorizing European Space Policy

Edited by Thomas C. Hoerber and Emmanuel Sigalas

In the modern world, technical issues define space policy. Missing from discussions of space policy, however, is a consideration of the political consequences of new space endeavors, particularly in the context of the European Union. This book, therefore, approaches space policy instead from the discipline of European studies and analyzes the European integration process through the lenses of political science, history, economics, and international relations. The strengths of each discipline are used to apply theoretical approaches to current issues in European space policy. Theorizing European Space Policy is the latest contribution to the growing debate on space policy and its role in the European integration process. « less more »
Lexington Books
Pages: 264Size: 6 x 9
978-1-4985-2130-7 • Hardback • November 2016 • $95.00 • (£65.00)
978-1-4985-2131-4 • eBook • November 2016 • $90.00 • (£60.00)
Thomas Hoerber is professor at the EU-Asia Institute of ESSCA—School of Management.
Emmanuel Sigalas is researcher and civil servant for the European Commission.
  1. Framing Theory
  • Spillover to Space: a critical investigation into neofunctionalist EU space policy
  • “Putting Space More at the service of Europe and its citizens”: The governance of European Space Policy and the ‘Scientific Citizen’
  • The development of European Space Policy through the lenses of Discourse Theory
  • Imperial Space?: Theories of Empire and the Space Policy of the European Union
  • Martin Kenneder
    1. (Neo-)Realism - Power politics and the formation of International law - A Historical comparison
    Marius Leissle
    1. Social Constructivism and Integration: Re-igniting European Identity - a Common Ground in Space?
  • Strange Spaces: an International Political Economy reading of operational space programmes
  • Marxism - Profits in orbit: The ‘nationalization’ of the Galileo programme
  • Historical-Institutionalism
  • Liberal Intergovernmentalism - Theorising European Space Policy
  • Economic Modelling
  • Ersilia Vaudo, Arne Lahcen
    Theorizing European Space Policy successfully fills a long-standing gap in understanding the politics of space activities in Europe.
    Kai-Uwe Schrogl, European Space Agency