Outer Space in Society, Politics and Law

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Christian Brünner, Alexander Soucek
Springer Science & Business Media, Aug 30, 2012 - Law - 876 pages
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Spaceflight is a rational undertaking, yet full of emotions. It is a dream of mankind and a multi-billion industry likewise. It is subject to a distinct branch of law – and moreover part of modern pop culture. In short: spaceflight is fascinating. “Outer Space in society, politics and law” is an inter-disciplinary approach to the understanding of modern space law. Technical, cultural and historical aspects lay the foundation for a sound comprehension why space law norms have been established and what they mean in practice. The reader will realize the impact space and spaceflight have on society – from Stonehenge to climate change. A new approach to presenting space law: comprehensive and illustrative.

“We live in a society absolutely dependent on science and technology and yet have cleverly arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. That's a clear prescription for disaster.”

Carl Sagan

 

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Contents

CHAPTER 2 Outer space a real issue
30
CHAPTER 3 Outer space a legal issue
220
CHAPTER 4 Hot issues and their handling
492
CHAPTER 5 Outer space opportunities for Austria
728
Annex
815
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Christian Brünner, Institute for Public Law, University of Graz, Graz, Austria

Alexander Soucek, ESA-ESRIN, Frascati, Italy

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