Indigenous Inclusion within the Democratization of Space

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This chapter attempts to find a distinctive role for Indigenous peoples within a democratically geared human expansion into space. The core case is set out via an ‘argument from belonging’ in which Indigenous knowledge about belonging can promote the sustainability of projects in space, given that the latter are multi-generational projects and therefore vulnerable to cultural change over time. Knowledge about what runs deep in our human concern with space can help us to deal with this vulnerability, and with the danger that our projects may be discarded by future generations who are unlikely to share all of our aspirations and concerns.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Institutions of Extraterrestrial Liberty
EditorsCharles S. Cockell
PublisherOxford Univerity Press; Oxford
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9780192897985
ISBN (Print)9780192897985
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2023


  • democratization
  • Indigenous peoples
  • sustainability
  • space
  • belonging


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