The Weaponization of Space: The X-37, Realism, and Neoliberalism

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The beginning:
The Weaponization of Space: The X-37, Realism, and Neoliberalism
This contain contains a discussion of how two paradigms of political explanation, realism and
neoliberalism
, help to explain an instance of security policy, namely the development of the Boeing X-37 Orbital Test Vehicle. The larger purpose is to determine how well realism and
neoliebralism
do in terms of addressing, exploring, and examining the
weaponization
of space as an emerging theme within international security studies. The conclusion is that realism is the superior method of explanation, as it accounts for both the motivations and mechanics of the
weaponization
of space, whereas
neoliberalism’s
concepts of free trade and international cooperation do not perform...
The end:
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