New book: Meta-Geopolitics of Outer Space (2012)


I’m witholding judgment on this one until I get my copy in… but potentially looks interesting…

Meta-Geopolitics of Outer Space: An Analysis of Space Power, Security and Governance
by Nayef R.F. Al-Rodhan 
Pagrave Macmillan
288 pp, £57.50

Also available as an ebook


Meta-Geopolitics of Outer Space: An Analysis of Space Power, Security and Governance takes a novel look at the geopolitics of outer space through the prism of an innovative multidimensional Meta-geopolitics framework. One of the most distinctive features of Meta-geopolitics is its all-encompassing analysis of space power, security and geopolitical actors. In comparison with traditional geopolitical approaches, deeply grounded in geography, demography and economics, the Meta-geopolitics framework includes space and broadens the definition of space power to include additional state capacities like health, social, and domestic politics and environmental dimensions in its key components. This framework also enables a more comprehensive assessment of the strategic orientations of major state and non-state space powers and serves as a basis for the development of a new space governance model. This proposed space governance model employs a ‘symbiotic realism’ approach to international relations and a ‘multi-sum’ approach to global security that will enhance the space power potential of actors while ensuring its sustainability in a competitive yet globalized environment.
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Dr Jill Stuart is an academic based at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is an expert in the politics, ethics and law of outer space exploration and exploitation. She is a frequent presence in the global media (print, radio, television, documentary) and regularly gives lectures around the world. From 2013-2017 she was Editor in Chief of the Elsevier journal Space Policy where she remains on the Editorial Board. She is also on the Board of Advisors of METI International, conducting scientific research into messaging potential extraterrestrial intelligence. She is one of an elite number of people to be endorsed by the UK Home Office as an Exceptional Talent Migrant/ World Leader in her Field. In 2015 she was awarded the prestigious Margaret Mead Award Lecture by the British Science Association in recognition of her cutting edge research. She is trained in both domestic and international mediation and has done consultancy work for the International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice. She has a sub-specialism in women, peace and security and gender based violence. She is a Trustee of Luton All Women’s Centre.


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