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
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.