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Title European identity through space : space activities and programmes as a tool to reinvigorate the European identity / Christophe Venet, Blandina Baranes (eds.) ; in collaboration with Thomas Ballhausen and Ulrike Landfester
Published Vienna ; New York : SpringerWienNewYork, [2013]
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Series Studies in space policy, 1868-5307 ; v. 9
Studies in space policy ; v. 9
Contents Introduction / Christophe Venet -- European identity: Attempt of a definition / Blandina Baranes -- A European identity through space -- what have we achieved? / Jean-Jacques Dordain -- Perspectives From Space Studies -- International perspective -- Space, pride, and identity / Michael Gleason -- International relations -- The European identity in space: An international relations perspective / Christophe Venet -- Global politics -- Europe as an actor in the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space / Werner Balogh -- International cooperation -- Motivational and cultural conditions for regional space collaboration: Is Europe an irreproducible model? / Ariane Cornell -- Technology -- European identity, technology and society. The case for space / Stephan Lingner -- Industry -- Does the European integrated space industry contribute to a new European identity? / Mathias Spude -- Applications -- Europe's relations with the wider world -- A unique view from space / Alan Belward -- Security -- Space and security as an identity forming element -- Meeting Europe's external and internal security through space applications / Nina-Louisa Remuss -- Exploration -- Human space exploration and European identity / Gerhard Thiele -- A look on critical areas -- Where the drive for integration and identity fails to succeed / Wolfgang Rathgeber -- Perspectives from the Humanities -- Arts and social sciences -- References on space and European identity in the arts and the social sciences / Giulia Pastorella -- Education and science communication -- Astronomy and space in curricula -- Towards a continental education / Peter Habison -- Anthropology and philosophy -- Europe, peace, space / Moniel Verhoeven, Ignatius van Neerven -- Space and the society -- European identity through space -- How to make public opinion instrumental / Marcus Hornung -- Opinion -- European identity through space / Jacques Blamont
Summary "Space activities are one particularly visible area, where Europe can shape its identity. This publication investigates the effect space activities have already had on building a European 'spirit' (e.g. through European missions or European astronauts). It also looks into the effects that activities labelled 'national' have on the emergence of a European identity. Based on this analysis, the book's intention is to identify creative ways and means for how to further use space for shaping the European identity. For this purpose the focus is not only on policy analysis but also on expertise from the fields of cultural science and the arts in order to tap their creative potential and also their theoretical approaches to the topic."--Publisher description
Analysis Engineering
Aerospace Technology and Astronautics
Law of the Sea, Air and Outer Space
Subject Astronautics and state -- European Union countries.
Nationalism -- European Union countries.
Form Electronic book
Author Venet, Christophe
Baranes, Blandina
Ballhausen, Thomas, 1975-
Landfester, Ulrike, 1962-
ISBN 3709109760 (electronic bk.)
9783709109762 (electronic bk.)