Astropolitik: Classical Geopolitics in the Space Age

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Psychology Press, 2002 - History - 208 pages
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"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 Orbin 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 professionals working in the field, as well as informed general readers."--Jacket.
 

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Contents

Introduction Realism and Geopolitics
1
Foundations From Geopolitics to Astropolitics
12
Modeling the Astropolitical Environment
60
Realist Visions The Domination of Space
86
Shaping the OuterSpace Regime Then and Now
113
Astrostrategy Power Policy and Applications
145
Conclusion
168
Bibliography
185
Index
199
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About the author (2002)

Dolman is Professor of Comparative Military Studies at the U.S. Air Force's School of Advanced Air and Space Studies (SASS). In 1991, he received the Director of Central Intelligence's Outstanding Intelligence Analyst award.

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