Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Galileo: Power, pride and profit. The relative influence of realist, ideational, and liberal factors on the Galileo satellite program
by Gleason, Michael P., Ph.D., The George Washington University, 2009, 360; 3338912
Abstract (Summary)

This study is about the European navigation satellite program dubbed “Galileo” and its ability to date to survive in the face of many serious obstacles. It seeks to understand Galileo’s ability to survive by answering two basic research questions: (1) Did realist factors, liberal factors, or ideational factors weigh the most heavily on European decision-makers’ assessments of the need for Galileo? And (2) Are European decision-makers’ assessments of the need for Galileo being driven more by the international, European, national or industrial levels? This study weighs these factors and assesses the influence of these levels upon European decision-makers at key decision points in 1999, 2002, 2004, and 2007 in order to judge whether or not Galileo’s ability to survive may be attributed to changes in the comparative weight of these factors and levels over time.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Logsdon, John M.
Commitee: Hayes, Peter, Nau, Henry R., Pace, Scott, Rector, Chad
School: The George Washington University
Department: Political Science
School Location: United States -- District of Columbia
Source: DAI-A 69/12, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: International law
Keywords: European Space Agency, European Union, European space policy, GPS, Galileo, Galileo satellite, Public-private partnership, Space policy
Publication Number: 3338912
ISBN: 978-0-549-93915-3
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