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Outer Space as a Socioeconomic Field

  • Bohumil Doboš
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Part of the Contributions to Political Science book series (CPS)

Abstract

The third part of the analysis of the outer space domain is concerned with the economic and social importance of space activities. This chapter begins with the discussion of the social improvements and impacts space activities hold for the terrestrial population. The following section deals with the introduction of the economic activities connected to outer space utilization. Consequently, the topic of private entities emerging in the development of the domain is raised. The two last sections then present the issue of resource and energy extraction and the future of the space economy in general. The third section analyzing the outer space as a geopolitical domain thus presents the final piece of the puzzle for the holistic understanding of the region.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bohumil Doboš
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  1. 1.Institute of Political StudiesCharles UniversityPragueCzech Republic

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