ESA - A Hindrance for Further Supranationalization?
ESA - překážka pro další supranacionalizaci?
diploma thesis [DEFENDED]
- Kvalifikační práce 
Faculty / Institute
Faculty of Social Sciences
Department of European Studies
Date of defense
6. 2. 2018
PublisherUniverzita Karlova, Fakulta sociálních věd
vesmírná politika, Evropská kosmická agentura, Evropská unie, supranacionalizace, intergovernmentalismus, evropská vesmírná politika, teorie racionálního designu
space policy, European Space Agency, European Union, supranationalization, intergovernmentalism, European Space Policy, rational design theory
CHARLES UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES Institute of International Studies Department of European Studies Master's Thesis 2018 Martin Farkač CHARLES UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES Institute of International Studies Department of European Studies ESA - A Hindrance for Further Supranationalization? Master's thesis Author: Martin Farkač Study programme: International Territorial Studies Supervisor: Mitchell Young, M.A., Ph.D. Year of the defence: 2018 Declaration 1. I hereby declare that I have compiled this thesis using the listed literature and resources only. 2. I hereby declare that my thesis has not been used to gain any other academic title. 3. I fully agree to my work being used for study and scientific purposes. In Prague on 5 January 2018 Martin Farkač References FARKAČ, Martin. ESA - A Hindrance for Further Supranationalization?. Praha, 2018. 97 pages. Master's thesis (Mgr.). Charles University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of International Studies. Department of European Studies. Supervisor Mitchell Young, M.A, Ph.D. Length of the thesis: 143 247 characters with spaces; 169 374 characters with spaces if notes and text fields are included Abstract The aim of this masters thesis is to assess the relation between two organizations with competences towards the European space policy...
The aim of this masters thesis is to assess the relation between two organizations with competences towards the European space policy that happen to be in dispute over these competences - the European Union (EU) and the European Space Agency (ESA). The main research question asks whether the ESA hinders further supranationalization of the space matters within the EU framework and the research uses the lenses of the theory of the rational design which highlights the importance of the Member States as the decisive actors in this question who have to incline one way or the other. This thesis examines relevant documents issued by the EU and the ESA, as well as at the positions of the Member States of the European Space Agency with regard to this dispute, and concludes that the ESA indeed hinders further supranationalization of the space matters within the EU framework because it goes against the positions and interests of the Member States. The hindrance reaches the level that the only thing the Member States are willing to do is to adjust the financial procedures in respect to the programmes run by ESA and funded by the EU to ensure their efficient implementation complying with EU rules.