"The various chapters of this book comprise selected papers that were presented at the 4th Manfred Lachs Conference on Conflicts in Space and the Rule of Law and are authored by a wide calibre of renowned professionals in space-related disciplines, such as professors, academics, diplomats, scientists, lawyers and legal advisors. Thus this book takes an interdisciplinary look at the current status of space activities and paves a discussion on where and how the future use and exploration of outer space head."--Publisher.
Introduction -- Technological developments and new threats - weapons systems, space regulation, sustainability and (peaceful) uses of outer space -- Emerging strategic space issues: areas of potential conflict -- Different forms of use of force -- The way forward: models for future global space governance
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