The space club - Space policies and politics

Deganit Paikowsky*

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Abstract

This paper explores the theoretical and empirical aspects of the "space club" in world politics. The "space club" is not an international organization it is a concept or a metaphor that is used extensively in world politics jargon. The principle argument is that analysis of space politics and policies through the prism of the "space club" highlights social and political factors and needs as motivations to embark on national large-scale national projects like a space program. For this reason, the paper presents a few guidelines in order to have a common understanding of this concept for future discussion and debate. Thus, it provides an initial definition and suggests a pyramid model as the most suitable to describe the structure of the "space club.".

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publication60th International Astronautical Congress 2009, IAC 2009
Pages9034-9042
Number of pages9
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event60th International Astronautical Congress 2009, IAC 2009 - Daejeon, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 12 Oct 200916 Oct 2009

Publication series

Name60th International Astronautical Congress 2009, IAC 2009
Volume11

Conference

Conference60th International Astronautical Congress 2009, IAC 2009
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
CityDaejeon
Period12/10/0916/10/09

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