Space Exploration In A Changing International Environment

Author: James Andrew Lewis
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442240237
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Space Exploration In A Changing International Environment from the Author: James Andrew Lewis. This CSIS Report examines the strategic implications of manned space exploration. The current phase of exploration is coming to an end, and nations are seeking the next step. The decisions of the United States and its partners on the future of space exploration will determine the strategic situation in space. There are difficult issues to consider in moving ahead: the target of exploration beyond LEO, the balance between manned and unmanned programs, the future of partnership and cooperation in space, and the ultimate fate of the ISS. How Western space powers answer these questions will determine both the pace and the future direction of exploration in space.

The Future Of Human Space Exploration

Author: Giovanni Bignami
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137526580
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The Future Of Human Space Exploration from the Author: Giovanni Bignami. For several decades it has been widely accepted that human space exploration is the exclusive domain of government agencies. The cost of performing such missions, estimated in multiple reports to amount to hundreds of billions dollars over decades, was far beyond what private entities could afford. That arrangement seems to be changing. Buoyed by the success of its program to develop commercial cargo capabilities to support the International Space Station, NASA is becoming increasingly open to working with the private sector in its human space exploration plans. The new private-public partnership will make 'planet hopping' feasible. This book analyses the move towards planet hopping, which sees human outposts moving across the planetary dimensions, from the Moon to Near-Earth Asteroids and Mars. It critically assesses the intention to exploit space resources and how successful these missions will be for humanity. This insightful and accessible book will be of great interest to scholars and students of space policy and politics, international studies, and science and technology studies.

International Environmental Law

Author: S Bhatt
Publisher: APH Publishing
ISBN: 9788131301258
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International Environmental Law from the Author: S Bhatt. With special reference to India.

International Environmental Policy

Author: Lynton Keith Caldwell
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822318668
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International Environmental Policy from the Author: Lynton Keith Caldwell. In this newly revised and expanded edition of the award-winning International Environmental Policy, Lynton Keith Caldwell updates his comprehensive survey of the global international movement for protection of the environment. Serving as a history of international cooperation on environmental issues, this book focuses primarily on the development of international agreements and institutional arrangements—both governmental and nongovernmental—along with the impact of science, technology, trade, and communication on environmental policy. With implications for multinational commerce, population policy, agriculture, energy issues, biological and cultural diversity, transnational equity, ideology, and education, this book takes a broad view of the policy outcomes of what may be the most important social movement of the 20th century, and addresses the events and politics that have significantly affected the movement over the last twenty years and will continue to affect it into the next century.

The Environmental Element In Space Law

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Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9004167447
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The Environmental Element In Space Law from the Author: . While decades of space ventures have led to significant technological advances, space activities have also brought increasing environmental problems. This book examines the current international legal regimes in space law and environmental law in order to ascertain their applicability and efficacy in addressing environmental threats in the space sector. The research suggests mechanisms which could improve environmental protection in the sector and strengthen the environmental element in space law. These mechanisms include a variety of norm-setting strategies used in international environmental management. Special attention is drawn to the potential of environmental impact assessment in the space sector and to dispute resolution procedures. Like other areas of human activities, the space sector should accommodate both economic interests and environmental protection in line with the principle of sustainable development

Meta Geopolitics Of Outer Space

Author: N. Al-Rodhan
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137016655
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Meta Geopolitics Of Outer Space from the Author: N. Al-Rodhan. Al-Rodhan sheds new light on the debate about the geopolitics of outer space, going beyond applying traditional International Relations approaches to space power and security by introducing a multidimensional spatial framework. The meta-geopolitics framework includes space and expands classical power considerations to cover seven state capacities.

Yearbook On Space Policy 2010 2011

Author: Peter Hulsroj
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3709113636
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Yearbook On Space Policy 2010 2011 from the Author: Peter Hulsroj. The Yearbook on Space Policy is the reference publication analysing space policy developments. Each year it presents issues and trends in space policy and the space sector as a whole. Its scope is global and its perspective is European. The Yearbook also links space policy with other policy areas. It highlights specific events and issues, and provides useful insights, data and information on space activities. The Yearbook on Space Policy is edited by the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) based in Vienna, Austria. It combines in-house research and contributions of members of the European Space Policy Research and Academic Network (ESPRAN), coordinated by ESPI. The Yearbook is designed for government decision-makers and agencies, industry professionals, as well as the service sectors, researchers and scientists and the interested public.

Our Space Environment Opportunities Stakes And Dangers

Author: Claude Nicollier
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498751849
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Our Space Environment Opportunities Stakes And Dangers from the Author: Claude Nicollier. The space surrounding our planet is full of opportunities and resources. Ranging from a hundred to a few thousand kilometers around Earth, our space-neighborhood offers an excellent vantage point to the universe, and a great opportunity to push the frontiers of science and knowledge. Manned missions advance research on human biology, health, and life in microgravity conditions. Satellite technologies gather essential data to better understand and manage our home planet by monitoring Earth’s environmental changes. Extraordinary developments in telecommunications and navigation are now indispensable to everyday life, and we cannot underestimate the emerging industry of space-tourism or the boom in projects to explore more distant planets such as Mars. But space also means risk. What is the real threat of meteorites? How much debris — from old rocket stages to mere flakes of paint — has been left there since space exploration began? How serious is this problem today? What is the risk of solar flares and particle bursts? How does our own Sun influence our climate? And what about the danger of cosmic radiation for humans and devices stationed beyond our atmosphere? By tackling a wide range of topics, this book aims to give a comprehensive overview of the opportunities and hazards in our immediate space environment. It also exposes the challenges that governments, space agencies, private companies, and human communities have to face in order to manage space together to create long-term and safe access to it, while protecting life on Earth.

An Ecological Approach To International Law

Author: Prue Taylor
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134715854
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An Ecological Approach To International Law from the Author: Prue Taylor. An Ecological Approach to International Law shows that international environmental law is fundamentally flawed and not equipped to meet global challenges. The book examines international legal responses to global climate change by analysing key concepts such as the doctrine of state sovereignty, the law on state responsibility, environmental rights and common heritage of mankind.

Environment As A Focus For Public Policy

Author: Lynton Keith Caldwell
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9780890966433
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Environment As A Focus For Public Policy from the Author: Lynton Keith Caldwell. Before the environmental movement had gained prominence in this country, one writer began to explore the environment and the human condition as a topic of public policy. From 1963 through 1973 Lynton K. Caldwell was alone among political scientists and policy analysts in writing about the subject in any breadth or depth. His pioneering work led to his role as one of the architects of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1970 and established environmental policy and politics as a field of academic research. Caldwell's early work is richly relevant to current understanding of environmental policy. This volume brings together the best of his writing from that first decade, making it available for policy debates, theorizing, and reference. This collection is of both historical significance and contemporary relevance and will be invaluable to the many scholars and professionals across various disciplines, fields, and nations who have read and been profoundly influenced by Caldwell's more recent work, including nine widely praised and cited books and dozens of articles. The fourteen articles and papers in this volume address the definition of environmental policy, analysis of international environmental policy development, and environmental policy as a product of and fundamental challenge to modernity. An original analytical introduction by the volume editors places Caldwell's early work in the context of the research that has followed. Caldwell has written, especially for this book, a new, retrospective chapter, a brief introduction to each article, and an epilogue on the meaning of environmental policy.