Studies in Space Policy

The Fair and Responsible Use of Space

An International Perspective

Editors: Rathgeber, Wolfgang, Schrogl, Kai-Uwe, Williamson, Ray A. (Eds.)

  • Formulates principles and recommendations for global action
  • Based on a conference organized at the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) in November 2008 in Vienna
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As space applications become central to modern interaction, more and more entities are becoming involved in space activities. Consequently, strategies to establish the coordinated, ethically justifiable and sustainable conduct of space activities have to be found. Such an endeavour requires addressing current questions regarding the use of space, dealing with fair rules in orbit and discussing the way towards achieving truly global engagement on space security issues. The book outlines the current situation and identifies key challenges from the policy perspective. Taking this one step further, it also formulates principles and recommendations for global action. Nineteen eminent personalities from the space sector have united for this project, which is based on a conference organised at the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) in November 2008 in Vienna.

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“This book is very complete and very interesting for those interesting in the study policies about the use of the space. The book brings a lot of specialists where they present their ideas and speculation how the space shall be organized and explored for the good of humankind. I really reccommend this book if you are interested in this kind of political questions. … This book is a classical and I reccommend it for your personal library.” (Philosophy, Religion and Science Book Reviews, bookinspections.wordpress.com, November, 2013)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • The general concepts of fairness and responsibility

    Rathgeber, Wolfgang

    Pages 1-10

  • Fairness and responsibility in space activities

    Williamson, Ray A.

    Pages 11-17

  • United Nations’ space policy to preserve peace and sustainable development

    Arévalo-Yepes, Ciro

    Pages 19-25

  • Fair and responsible uses of space: a perspective from an emerging space country

    Martinez, Peter

    Pages 29-45

  • Peaceful uses of outer space vs. militarisation: a cost-benefit analysis

    Hitchens, Theresa

    Pages 46-59

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eBook $119.00
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Hardcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-211-99652-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Fair and Responsible Use of Space
Book Subtitle
An International Perspective
Editors
  • Wolfgang Rathgeber
  • Kai-Uwe Schrogl
  • Ray A. Williamson
Series Title
Studies in Space Policy
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Wien
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Vienna
eBook ISBN
978-3-211-99653-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-211-99653-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-211-99652-2
Series ISSN
1868-5307
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 206
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