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Governance Beyond the Global: Who Controls the Extraterrestrial?
KTH och FHS. (Crismart)
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science. Utrikespolitiska institutet.
2013 (English)In: Globalizations, ISSN 1474-7731, E-ISSN 1474-774X, Vol. 10, no 2, 277-292 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

How is outer space governed? This article argues that private authority is gaining salience in space politics, even with respect to the traditionally state-centric security and military aspects of space. Further, while commercial actors have always played a role in space programs, three significant changes can be detected: transnational conglomerates and consortia as opposed to individual corporations are emerging as key partners in space politics; private partners are gaining stronger and wider responsibilities for the development and management of space programs (including manned spaceflights); and public accountability is increasingly at stake due to a widening of security in space policy. The latter development includes a blurring of key distinctions between military and civilian usage (also referred to as dual-use or dual-role application), as well as between the public and private realms.

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2013. Vol. 10, no 2, 277-292 p.
Keyword [en]
space, public, private, accountability, globalization, governance, EU, US
National Category
Globalization Studies
Research subject
Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-20481DOI: 10.1080/14747731.2013.786250ISI: 000317914300005ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84876987534OAI: diva2:677486
Available from: 2013-12-09 Created: 2013-12-09 Last updated: 2016-10-06Bibliographically approved

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