Accession Number : ADA495023


Title :   Galileo: Power, Pride, and Profit. The Relative Influence of Realist, Ideational, and Liberal Factors on the Galileo Satellite Program


Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis


Corporate Author : GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV WASHINGTON DC GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES


Personal Author(s) : Gleason, Michael P


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a495023.pdf


Report Date : 31 Jan 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 361


Abstract : This study is about the European navigation satellite program dubbed Galileo and its ability to survive to date in the face of many serious obstacles. The study 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? The 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 to determine whether Galileo's ability to survive may be attributed to changes in the comparative weight of these factors and levels over time.


Descriptors :   *EVOLUTION(GENERAL) , *DECISION MAKING , *NAVIGATION SATELLITES , *EUROPEAN UNION , *SURVIVAL(GENERAL) , GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , THREATS , THESES , GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM , FRANCE , GERMANY , ITALY , MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS , FINANCE , UNITED KINGDOM , CORPORATIONS , UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , COMPETITION , POLICIES , NATO , INDUSTRIES


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science
      Navigation and Guidance
      Unmanned Spacecraft


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE