Space Politics and Policy

An Evolutionary Perspective

  • Eligar┬áSadeh

Part of the Space Regulations Library Series book series (SPRL, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Space Policy Agenda-Setting: Historical Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Roger D. Launius
      Pages 3-25
    3. Roger Handberg
      Pages 27-42
    4. Christopher J. Bosso, W. D. Kay
      Pages 43-57
  3. Space Policy Formulation and Implementation: Policy Actors and Institutions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Linda T. Krug
      Pages 61-77
    3. Joan Johnson-Freese
      Pages 79-103
    4. Howard E. McCurdy
      Pages 105-128
    5. Eligar Sadeh
      Pages 129-148
  4. Space Policy Outcomes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Eligar Sadeh, James P Lester
      Pages 151-162
    3. Nathan C. Goldman
      Pages 163-180
    4. Molly K. Macauley
      Pages 181-200
    5. James A. Vedda
      Pages 201-227
    6. David M. Livingston
      Pages 229-240
    7. Stephen B. Johnson
      Pages 241-280
    8. Eligar Sadeh
      Pages 281-316
    9. Peter L. Hays
      Pages 335-369
    10. Dwayne A. Day
      Pages 371-388
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 389-520

About this book


Space Politics and Policy: An Evolutionary Perspective provides a comprehensive survey of Space Policy. This book is organized around two themes. Space Policy is evolutionary in that it has responded to dramatic political events, such as the launching of Sputnik and the Cold War, and has undergone dynamic and evolutionary policy changes over the course of the space age. Space Policy is an integral part of and interacts with public policy processes in the United States and abroad.

The book analyzes Space Policy at several levels including historical context, political actors and institutions, political processes and policy outcomes. It examines the symbiotic relationships between policy, technology, and science; provides a review and synthesis of the existing body of knowledge in Space Policy; and identifies Space Policy trends and developments from the beginnings of the space age through the current era of the twenty-first century.


Space Law development institutions public policy space space exploration

Editors and affiliations

  • Eligar┬áSadeh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Space StudiesUniversity of North DakotaGrand ForksUSA

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