Outer Space: Problems of Law and Policy

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Avalon Publishing, Sep 18, 1998 - Law - 464 pages
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This second edition takes account of the important changes that have swept the field since the end of the Cold War, including rapid growth and change in commercial space-launch services, increasingly important issues of international trade in space-related goods and services, the expansion of space-based communications services, and the move to rethink - and perhaps rewrite - the Moon Treaty. Extensive excerpts from works in the field provide a sense of the many different interests and schools of thought that are shaping space policy - from the New International Economic Order writers of the Third World, whose theories were embodied in the Moon Treaty, to the free enterprise space capitalists of the United States, who have managed to create an American commercial space-launch industry. The text provides insights into current problems such as unfair trade in satellite-launch services and ballistic missile proliferation and considers future areas of conflict such as allocation of space resources.

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Glenn H. Reynolds is professor of law at the University of Tennessee. Robert P. Merges is professor of law at Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley. Both are graduates of Yale Law School. Glenn H. Reynolds is professor of law at the University of Tennessee. Robert P. Merges is professor of law at Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley. Both are graduates of Yale Law School.

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