DOI: / 1. Book Review. Everett C. Dolman, Astropolitik: Classical Geopolitics in the Space Age. (London: Frank Cass, ), pp. “Astropolitik does not advocate an astropolitical future for the exploration of space . Astropolitik: Classical Geopolitics in the Space Age Everett C. Dolman. Astropolitik: Classical Geopolitics in the Space Age. Front Cover. Everett C. Dolman Dolman is Professor of Comparative Military Studies at the U.S. Air Force’s.

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No preview available – English Choose a language for shopping. Selected pages Title Page. Dolman Limited preview – We provide complimentary e-inspection copies of primary textbooks to instructors considering our books for course adoption. Others are free to propose their own ideas, but if they do so by ignoring his work they risk ridicule and irrelevance. What are VitalSource eBooks? Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. In order to animate the text, and following Halford Mackinder and Nicholas Spykman, these propositions prompt the formulation of a neoclassical astropolitical dictum: Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

A stunning intellectual achievement and the first book that can legitimately claim to present a comprehensive theory of space power – – Air and Space Power Journal ” While one wishes this were so, it may not be that easy.


The Space Review: Review: Astropolitik: Classical Geopolitics in the Space Age

For Instructors Request Inspection Copy. The US has already made it clear that if enemies are using space assets to help kill Americans, either soldiers in the field or civilians at home, those assets will not be safe. Withoutabox Dilman to Film Festivals. The introduction of the beliefs and dictums of geopolitics, the school of thought bringing together geography and international relations, in space zstropolitik and practice was, admittedly, long overdue.

In doing so, it explores five primary propositions. The author, drawing from a plethora of geopolitical, historical and space-related records, has produced a compelling and essential read, concretly laying the foundations for a new, inter-disciplinary and highly relevant ground.

Over the next couple of decades the US will not only have to be ready to use space-based weapons to knock out incoming enemy missiles, warheads and satellites, but it will have to be ready to cope with asymmetric space weapons such as psuedo-debris, swarming mini ASATs, and proximity beam weapons, among others.

An interesting book that covers a range of strategic issues involved with space. Who dominates Terra determines the destiny of humankind. A Political History of the Space Age. This book is the tightly argued work of a disciplined academic whose only major weakness seems to be an excessive fondness for analogies and lessons from the golden age of classical Greece.

Astropolitik: Classical Geopolitics in the Space Age – Everett C. Dolman – Google Books

The geopolitics of space will be a more timely topic in the years ahead dollman so many spacefaring nations seeding fleets to ‘the Moon, Mars, and Beyond. The US has hesitated in the past to question the treaty, fearing that to do so would open it up for wholesale revision in ways that may be detrimental to US interests.


Lords of the Desert: Rather, it is an analysis of what the future might be like, given the continuing nationalistic pursuit of outer space.

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Review: Astropolitik: Classical Geopolitics in the Space Age

The Future of American Space Power. Write a customer review. However, Dolman may be expecting too much from his proposed policy. Land grab, way to go, pow! It astrropolitik be through conference attendance, group discussion or directed reading to name just a few examples. Routledge; 1 edition October 1, Language: The US would have to station inspectors at each and every spaceport or launch facility worldwide. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: This is not just an issue for the future: