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The Power of the Space Club

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  • Date Published: May 2017
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  • isbn: 9781108173490

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  • Why do nation states choose to develop national space programs? How can they justify national efforts to acquire capabilities by arguing for membership of the space club? This book provides a unique perspective of the past, current and future of space exploration and technological development in world politics. A country that sees itself as a power deserving of a seat at the table of world governance is expected to race for space. Based on a rich and detailed analysis of a range of space programs of states which are not usually at the focus of world politics and its research, the author shows that joining the space club is a legitimate and rational decision. The book provides a different way of looking at international relations, through a relatively under-studied area of policy - the space club.

    • Allows readers to see the inner working of foreign policy decision making through the decision on whether or not to pursue a national space program
    • Provides a range of case studies including states which are not normally studied
    • Presents a unique and insightful perspective on the factors that drive states to indigenously develop world-class space technology
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'A fresh look at the international politics of space activity with well-researched case studies. Paikowky's book is a valuable addition to the field.' James Clay Moltz, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California

    'Advanced space capabilities provide a nation state with both tangible and symbolic geopolitical, strategic, and security benefits. By using the concept of a 'space club' as a way to analyze a state's decision to acquire those capabilities and competition and cooperation among space faring countries, Deganit Paikowsky provides fresh insights and a productive way of understanding global space activity.' John Logsdon, Professor Emeritus, George Washington University and Founder of George Washington University's Space Policy Institute

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2017
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781108173490
    • contains: 4 b/w illus. 7 tables
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    List of figures
    List of tables
    1. Introduction
    2. Nation-state clubs in world politics
    3. The evolution of the space club
    4. A multilateral race for space club membership
    5. France and Britain
    6. Canada and Australia
    7. India and Israel
    8. The space club in the post-Cold War era
    9. Conclusions and future directions

  • Author

    Deganit Paikowsky, Tel-Aviv University
    Deganit Paikowsky holds a PhD in political science from Tel Aviv University. She is a senior researcher at the Yuval Neeman Workshop for Science, Technology and Security at Tel Aviv University as well as a research associate at the George Washington University Space Policy Institute.

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