|Title:||Astropolitik : classical geopolitics in the space age|
|Publisher:||Londres (Angleterre) : Frank Cass Publishers, 2002|
|Series:||Strategy and history Cass series, ISSN 1473-6403|
|ISBN / ISSN / EAN :||978-0-7146-8197-9|
|Bibliography note:||Includes bibliographical references and index|
|Subjects:||Astronautics and state ; Astronautics, Military--Government policy ; Astronautics--International cooperation ; Geopolitics ; Outer space--Exploration--Political aspects ; Space industrialization--Law and legislation|
This book identifies and evaluates the relationship between outer-space geography and geographic position (astrogeography), and the evolution of current and future military space strategy.
"Astropolitik" does not advocate an astropolitical future for the exploration of space. Rather, it is an analysis of what the future might be like, given the continuing nationalistic pursuit of outer space. In order to animate the text, and following Halford Mackinder and Nicholas Spykman, these propositions prompt the formulation of a neoclassical astropolitical dictum: "Who controls low-earth orbit controls near-earth space. Who controls near-earth space dominates Terra. Who dominates Terra determines the destiny of humankind."
This innovative new book will be essential reading for military strategists, political scientists and professionnals working in the field, as well as informed general readers.
Copies in the Library (2)
|Barcode||Call number||Media type||Location||Section||Status||Donated by||Digital Bookplate|
|013116||TL788.4.D65 2002||Book||ISU Library||Main collection||Available|
|009229||TL788.4.D65 2002||Book||ISU Library||Main collection||Available|