As humanity begins to move in earnest towards becoming a multiplanetary civilization, the social science questions of what will be required of that civilization begin to emerge. This work seeks to highlight these questions and to provide some answers about the economic, political, and social predicaments of space civilization.
James Gilley is assistant professor of political science at Nicholls State University.
Chapter One: Introduction: Framing a Research Agenda
Chapter Two: Technical and Biological Questions
Chapter Three: Legal Problems of Settling Space
Chapter Four: Economics of Mars and Outer Space
Chapter Five: Psychological Questions
Chapter Six: Sociological Problems
Chapter Seven: Politics and a New World
Chapter Eight: Astropolitics
Chapter Nine: Conclusions