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Space and Society

Dissent, Revolution and Liberty Beyond Earth

Editors: Cockell, Charles S. (Ed.)

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  • Explores in depth how people can express and survive dissent and disagreement in outer space
  • Gives important input for various groups involved in planning of space settlements: Space policy makers, Space engineers, Space scientists, Social scientists
  • Written by an interdisciplinary group of specialists pioneering the discussion of liberty in space
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This volume provides an in-depth discussion on the central question – how can people express and survive dissent and disagreement in confined habitats in space? The discussion is an important one because it could be that the systems of inter-dependence required to survive in space are so strong that dissent becomes impossible. John Locke originally said that people have a right to use revolution to overthrow a despotic regime. But if revolution causes violence and damage that causes depressurisation with the risk of killing many people, is it even permissible to have a revolution? How then are people to express their liberty or dissatisfaction with their rulers? The emergence of structures of dissent and disagreement is an essential part of the construction of a framework of liberty in space (revolution is just the extreme example) and thus the topic deserves in-depth and immediate attention. Even today, the way in which we assemble organisations and corporations for the government and private exploration of space must take into account the need for mechanisms to allow people to express dissent.

About the authors

Charles Cockell is Professor of Astrobiology at the University of Edinburgh. His research interests are focused on microbial life in extreme environments. Prof. Cockell is co-author / editor of 8 books and a large number of research articles.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-29349-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-29347-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-80549-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dissent, Revolution and Liberty Beyond Earth
Editors
  • Charles S. Cockell
Series Title
Space and Society
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-29349-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-29349-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-29347-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-80549-8
Series ISSN
2199-3882
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 240
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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