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Author Kerkonian, Aram Daniel, author.

Title Space regulation in Canada : past, present and potential : the case for a comprehensive Canadian space law / Aram Daniel Kerkonian
Published Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2021]


Description 1 online resource (xviii, 436 pages)
Series Space regulations library ; volume 12
Space regulations library ; v. 12.
Contents Introduction -- International and Canadian Space Activities -- International Regulation of Space Activies -- Canadian Regulation of Space Activities -- Theoretical Foundation of Canadian Space Regulatio -- Insights into the Canadian Space Regulatory Framework -- National Regulation of Space Activities -- Rationale for a Comprehensive Canadian Space Law -- Proposed Comprehensive Canadian Space Law -- Conclusion
Summary Space is no longer the domain of national space agencies. Today, a significant majority of space activities are carried out by non-governmental entities, resulting in the accelerated evolution of space technologies and their applications. This operational shift from public to private does not mean, however, that governments are no longer relevant in this era of New Space. On the contrary: as the operational role of the state has diminished, its regulatory role has grown correspondingly. Acknowledging that the commercial landscape in space is an ever-changing one, this book explores how the Canadian government has adapted to the new commercial space landscape and whether it is prepared to fulfil its authorisation and supervision responsibilities as the regulator of Canada's space industry. The fundamental research question posed, therefore, is whether Canada's regulatory framework is appropriate given the increasing commercialisation of space. To best answer this question, the book provides a doctrinal analysis of Canada's historical space policy and current space laws, an empirical survey of the perspectives of those currently interacting with Canada's regulatory framework, and a comparative exploration of how other jurisdictions oversee commercial space activities. Motivated by legal, moral and economic considerations, the book recommends that Canada enact a comprehensive national space law and provides an annotated draft law for this purpose. By doing so, the book intends to spark a meaningful conversation on how Canada ought to fulfil its regulatory responsibilities, a topic previously unaddressed in public and academic discourse
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on April 12, 2021)
Subject Space law -- Canada
Space law
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9783030686925