Conflict and Cooperation in the Global Commons: A Comprehensive Approach for International Security

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Scott Jasper
Georgetown University Press, Sep 7, 2012 - Political Science - 280 pages
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More than ever, international security and economic prosperity depend upon safe access to the shared domains that make up the global commons: maritime, air, space, and cyberspace. Together these domains serve as essential conduits through which international commerce, communication, and governance prosper. However, the global commons are congested, contested, and competitive. In the January 2012 defense strategic guidance, the United States confirmed its commitment “to continue to lead global efforts with capable allies and partners to assure access to and use of the global commons, both by strengthening international norms of responsible behavior and by maintaining relevant and interoperable military capabilities.”

In the face of persistent threats, some hybrid in nature, and their consequences, Conflict and Cooperation in the Global Commons provides a forum where contributors identify ways to strengthen and maintain responsible use of the global commons. The result is a comprehensive approach that will enhance, align, and unify commercial industry, civil agency, and military perspectives and actions.


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A Comprehensive Approach
Problems in Collective Action
The Character of Conflict
Strategies of Deterrence
The Maritime Commons and Military Power
Coercive Aerospace Campaigns
Aggression in Cyberspace
Shaping the Outer Space and Cyberspace Environments
Maritime Security Consortiums
Cyber Security Social Contract
Setting Norms for Activities in Space
Establishing Rules for Cyber Security
Avoiding Conflict and Facilitating Cooperation
Selected Bibliography

Building Collaborative Capacity for Maritime Security
Assuring Joint Operational Access

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About the author (2012)

Scott Jasper is a retired Navy captain and lecturer at the US Naval Postgraduate School's Center for Civil-Military Relations and was formerly Associate Dean for the School of International Graduate Studies there. He has edited two previous books, Transforming Defense Capabilities and Securing Freedom in the Global Commons.

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