The Need for Expanding Current Global Space Governance

Kuan-Wei Chen, Ram S. Jakhu

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The drastic proliferation in the types of activities and number of actors
utilising outer space has led to observations that outer space is increasingly
becoming "congested, contested and competitive" in nature. Now more
than ever before is an opportune moment to critically look at the governance
system applicable to this unique and shared global commons.

This essay will first provide an overview of why space is important for humanity
before turning to the main elements of the current global space governance
system. The discussion will be followed by an overview of current and
emerging challenges to global space governance and offer some concluding
remarks on how best those challenges can be met as humanity enters the third
decade of this century.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLiber Amicorium Sergio Marchisio: Il diritto della comunità internazionale tra caratteristiche strutturali e tendenze innovative
PublisherEditoriale Scientifica
ChapterPart IV
Pages1091 - 1121
Number of pages29
ISBN (Print)9791259762887
Publication statusPublished - 2022


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