How Governance Models Affect Geopolitics: The Asian Case Study

  • Kazuto Suzuki
Part of the Yearbook on Space Policy book series (YEARSPACE)


Governing space is quite different from ordinary international governance. In the world of traditional governance, primary responsibility lies in the hands of territorial sovereign states. States have jurisdictions and control over certain parts of the world. It is also a foundation of international governance that states will not [normally] extend their exercise of power beyond their territorial jurisdiction—at least not under normal conditions, which excludes for instance, acts of self-defence. Although there are some exceptional cases, for example, international trade regimes or the International Criminal Court where governance mechanisms transcend territorial sovereignty, the foundation of international governance has not changed for centuries.


European Space Agency Space Technology International Governance Territorial Dispute Medium Earth Orbit Satellite 
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© Springer-Verlag Wien 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Public Policy SchoolHokkaido UniversitySapporoJapan

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