Professor of European Studies & Head of the EU*Asia Institute - ESSCA

In an era where space has become a domain of military and strategic significance, "The Militarization of Space and European Space Policy" offers an in-depth analysis of the European Union's (EU) space policy and its integral connection with security, industrial competitiveness, and military capabilities.

The book is divided into three parts:

  • The first part, "The Conceptual & Strategic Dimension," examines the theoretical and strategic implications of the militarization of space.
  • The second part, "Actors, Issues & Interests" delves into the key players in the militarization of space, discussing concerns about outer space debris, the European space industry's role, and the preferences and policies of EU member states.
  • The third part, "The Global Dimension," examines the strategies of global space players, such as the United States, China, and India, and the call for arms control in outer space to address the growing militarization.

This book, part of the Routledge "Space Power and Politics" series, is a must-read for students and scholars interested in space power, security studies, European politics, and international relations. It provides a nuanced exploration of the growing influence of space militarization and its implications for the EU and the global space community.

Edited by Thomas Hoerber and Iraklis Oikonomou
Published October 30, 2023 by Routledge, Book series: Space Power and Politics, 230 pages

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