Roger Handberg

University of Central Florida
Political Science

Political Science, PH 302
University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL
USA
32816
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My research focus is on general science and technology policy with emphasis on space policy (American and international), S&T policy development and implementation, selected aspects of science policy and comparative security policy (high tech aspects including BMD, navigation satellites, space power, and international competition). One facet of this work has looked at the role of American states in development of selected aspects of S&T policy especially space related economic development. Additionally, comparative analysis of space policy and military space policy is a current focus.

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Handberg, Roger. 2013. “China’s Space Strategy and Policy Evolution.” In Eligar Sadeh (ed.), Space Strategy in the 21st Century (p. 249-262). New York: Routledge.
Abstract: Analysis of China's changing and expanding space program in terms of future directions and implications for international space policy.
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“The Symbolic Politics of Ballistic Missile Defense: Seeking the Perfect Defense in an Imperfect World.” Defense & Security Analysis (2015) 31:44-57.
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“Human Spaceflight and Presidential Agendas: Niche Policies and NASA, Opportunity and Failure,”Technology in Society (2014) 39:31-43.
Abstract: Analysis of role of US president in fostering human spaceflight using budget and decision data.
DOI: 10.1016/j.techsoc.2014.07.00
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Handberg, R. 2003. Reinventing NASA and the Quest for Outer Space: Human Spaceflight, Bureaucratic Agendas and National Politics. Westport: Praeger Publishers.
Abstract: Analysis completed just prior to Columbia Accident and how NASA has dealt with a rapidly changing political and fiscal environment. Study foreshadows the difficulties NASA has encountered since Columbia.
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“Crowded and Dangerous Space: Space Navigation System Proliferation’s Impact on Future Security Operations.” Comparative Strategy (2013) 33:1-17.
Abstract: Analysis of proliferation of space navigation systems and their impact on future military policy, explore implications also for economic development and national economic competitiveness.
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Handberg, R. 2006. International Space Commerce: Building from Scratch. Gainesville: University Presses of Florida.
Abstract: Analysis of changing international environment regarding space commerce, tracks changes that resulted from end of the Cold War and those that are occurring due to changes in global economy.
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Handberg, R., and Zhen Li. 2007. Chinese Space Policy: A Study in Domestic and International Politics. London: Routledge.
Abstract: Analysis of Chinese space program and its changing character as China emerges into the larger global economy and international security environment.

Substantive Focus:
Defense and Security PRIMARY
Science and Technology Policy SECONDARY
Comparative Public Policy

Theoretical Focus:
Policy History
Agenda-Setting, Adoption, and Implementation SECONDARY
Policy Analysis and Evaluation PRIMARY
Public Opinion

Keywords

SPACE POLICY MILITARY SPACE POLICY S&T POLICY ANALYSIS STATE SPACEPORTS COMPARATIVE SPACE POLICY COMPARATIVE S&T POLICY AMERICAN SECURITY POLICY