Resurrecting the Space Age: A State-Centered Commentary on the Outer Space Regime

  title={Resurrecting the Space Age: A State-Centered Commentary on the Outer Space Regime},
  author={John Charles Hickman and Everett Carl Dolman},
  journal={Comparative Strategy},
  pages={1 - 20}
Currently, space development is confined to Low Earth Orbit (LEO). Several states joined the United States and the Soviet Union in space, yet space exploration and development beyond LEO has fallen far short of what is possible given technology and treaty constraints. The authors examine this puzzle of collective inaction, offer insights that contradict much of the conventional wisdom about the development of space, and conclude with a legal-institutional remedy which would solve the collective… 
10 Citations
Agonal Conflict and Space Exploration
The focus of this chapter is to explore space policy from the perspective of political philosophy. Apart from surveying the benefits of the Cold War to space science, whereby great progress was made
Anti-Astropolitik — outer space and the orbit of geography
This paper aims to establish outer space as a mainstream concern of critical geography. More than half a century after humans first cast their instruments into orbit, contemporary human geography has
Viewpoint: Extraterrestrial National Territory and the International System
Analysis of the probable effects of ending the prohibition against sovereign national extraterrestrial territory in the Outer Space Treaty points to large increases in the total territories of a
War in Space: why not? A neorealist analysis of International Space Politics (1957-2018)
Why has there never been a space war? The most powerful states on Earth – the US, China, Russia – have all developed anti-satellite weapons (ASATs), but they have never used them to destroy each
The New Territorial Imperative
Events during the first decade of the new millennium have contradicted scholarly predictions made in the 1990s about the declining relevance of the sovereign territorial state in international
Environmental Geopolitics and Outer Space
ABSTRACT The cultural, legal, budgetary, infrastructural, and logistical processes through which the contemporary space race unfolds have measurable environmental footprints on Earth and in outer
New Frontiers, Old Realities
Abstract : The coming war with China will be fought for control of outer space. Although its effects will be widely felt, the conflict itself will not be visible to those looking up into the night
Research Viewpoint: International Relations and the Second Space Race Between the United States and China
ABSTRACT How do the three major schools of international relations theory – liberal internationalism, realism, and constructivism – account for the second space race, the rivalry between China and
Space Law for Future Habitats
Space Defense: A New Offensive


The politics of space : a history of U.S.-Soviet/Russian competition and cooperation in space
Introduction: International Space PolicyA Paradigm for Intergovernmental Relations The Origins of Space Policy: A Reflection and an Instrument of Foreign and Domestic Interests Early Days of
Power and interdependence : world politics in transition
In this chapter, Keohene & Nye begin by applying the economic process model of regime change to oceans (the international regime of the sea) and money (international economic relations). This model
Geostrategy in the space age: An astropolitical analysis
(1999). Geostrategy in the space age: An astropolitical analysis. Journal of Strategic Studies: Vol. 22, Geopolitics, Geography and Strategy, pp. 83-106.
Doomsday Asteroid: Can We Survive?
Sixty-five million years ago, a gigantic asteroid collided with Earth. The resulting dust clouds and fire storm blotted out the sunlight, destroying much of the animal, plant, and fish life most
The Once And Future Moon
Guidelines from Allen Ashley: This will be an anthology of stories set on / dealing with the abiding influence of the Moon. You can take a literal or non-literal approach. The “Once” aspect will deal
Structural causes and regime consequences: regimes as intervening variables
International regimes are defined as principles, norms, rules, and decisionmaking procedures around which actor expectations converge in a given issue-area. As a starting point, regimes have been
The Tragedy of the Commons
The population problem has no technical solution; it requires a fundamental extension in morality.
The Politics of International Cooperation: A Comparison of US Experience in Space and in Security (Denver, CO
  • 1980
Martian Dust Cycle