Governance Beyond the Global: Who Controls the Extraterrestrial?
2013 (English)In: Globalizations, ISSN 1474-7731, E-ISSN 1474-774X, Vol. 10, no 2, 277-292 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 10, no 2, 277-292 p.
critical infrastructure, dual-use technologies, private authority, public–private partnership, space, security
Research subject Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot krishantering och internationell samverkan
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-4348DOI: 10.1080/14747731.2013.786250ISI: 000317914300005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:fhs-4348DiVA: diva2:684990