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Cammaerts’ (2005) study of the different usages of interactive communication technologies by social movements has identified three main categories of use. First, social movements use ICT to organize themselves and to interact with their members, sympathizers and core staff. Second, use relates to mobilization when ICT is used to lobby within formal politics or to foster social change through online as well as offline direct actions. Third, there is the potential to strengthen the public sphere via the mediation of political debate.

A similar symbiotic relationship also exists between globalization and the world of international business. It has been suggested Introduction: the global space industry that the world is ‘flat’ in the sense that globalization has leveled the competitive playing field between the developed and emerging countries (Friedman 2005). The cross-boundary connections between suppliers and markets, for which globalization is renowned, would not have happened without international business. This similarity is a crucial factor in determining whether space is the new frontier of international competition.

Suzuki maintains that the social value of space lies in its ability to solve the dire problems of society and to help provide the infrastructure for the solutions. Thus, environmental monitoring, disaster management, support for navigation, long-distance communication and enhancing security have become prioritized objectives for space activities. Thus, for Suzuki, ‘Progress’ is not just the progress of technology but also that of humanity. In other words, according to Suzuki, space is no longer an end in itself, but a tool to achieve social objectives.

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