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European Identity through Space

Space Activities and Programmes as a Tool to Reinvigorate the European Identity

Venet, Christophe, Baranes, Blandina (Eds.)

2013, XII, 320 p. With online files/update.

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  • Unique transdisciplinary approach to space matters
  • Provides perspectives on selected issues by prominent experts
  • Bridges hard sciences, social sciences and humanities
Space activities are one particularly visible area, where Europe can shape its identity. This publication investigates the effect space activities have already had on building a European “spirit” (e.g. through European missions or European astronauts). It also looks into the effects that activities labelled “national” have on the emergence of a European identity. Based on this analysis, the book's intention is to identify creative ways and means for how to further use space for shaping the European identity. For this purpose the focus is not only on policy analysis but also on expertise from the fields of cultural science and the arts in order to tap their creative potential and also their theoretical approaches to the topic. Selecting this theme provides ESPI with another opportunity to develop its trans-disciplinary approach.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » ESPI - European Space Policy Institute - European identity - European space policy - space activities - space policy

Related subjects » Law - Mechanical Engineering

Table of contents 

Identity-attempt of a definition.- A European identity through space - what have we achieved?.-  Perspectives from space studies.- Perspectives from the humanities.

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