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Governance Beyond the Global: Who Controls the Extraterrestrial?
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.).
2013 (English)In: Globalizations, ISSN 1474-7731, E-ISSN 1474-774X, Vol. 10, no 2, 277-292 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

How is outer space governed? This article argues that private authority is gaining salience in space politics, even with respect to the traditionally state-centric security and military aspects of space. Further, while commercial actors have always played a role in space programs, three significant changes can be detected: transnational conglomerates and consortia as opposed to individual corporations are emerging as key partners in space politics; private partners are gaining stronger and wider responsibilities for the development and management of space programs (including manned spaceflights); and public accountability is increasingly at stake due to a widening of security in space policy. The latter development includes a blurring of key distinctions between military and civilian usage (also referred to as dual-use or dual-role application), as well as between the public and private realms.

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2013. Vol. 10, no 2, 277-292 p.
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critical infrastructure, dual-use technologies, private authority, publicprivate partnership, space, security
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-123121DOI: 10.1080/14747731.2013.786250ISI: 000317914300005ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84876987534OAI: diva2:625119

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Available from: 2013-06-04 Created: 2013-06-03 Last updated: 2013-06-04Bibliographically approved

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