Astropolitik Classical Geopolitics in the Space Age

ISBN-10: 0714681970

ISBN-13: 9780714681979

Edition: 2002

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This volume identifies and evaluates the relationship between outer-space geography and geographic position (astrogeography), and the evolution of current and future military space strategy. In doing so, it explores five primary propositions. First, many classical geopolitical theories of military development are fully compatible with the realm of outer space. Second, how geographical position relates to new technology. Such evolution has developed through sea, rail and air power. Space power is the logical and apparent heir. Third, the special terrain of solar space dictates specific tactics and strategies for efficient exploitation of space resources. Fourth, the concept of space as a power base in classical, geopolitical thought will easily conform to the use of outer space as an ultimate national power base. Finally, a thorough understanding of the astromechanical and physical demarcations of outer space can prove useful to planners, and will prove critical to military strategists in the future. Anoptimum deployment of space assets will be essential on the current terrestrial and future-based battlefield.
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Book details

List price: $57.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 10/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 238
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Introduction - realism and geopolitics
Foundations - from geopolitics to astropolitics
Modeling the astropolitical environment
Realist visions - the domination of space
Shaping the outer space regime - then and now
Astrostrategy - power, policy and applications
Conclusion in verse
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