Corruption Factor as a Destabilizing Element of Development of the Space Industry

Author:Andrii Prykhodko and Vitaliy Oksin
Position:Ph.D. in Law, Doctoral Student, Scientific Institute of Public Law (Kyiv, Ukraine)/Ph.D. in Law, Doctoral Student, Scientific Institute of Public Law (Kyiv, Ukraine)
Pages:71-82
Advanced Space Law, Volume 5, 2020 71
Corruption Factor as a Destabilizing Element
of Development of the Space Industry
Andrii Prykhodko1
Ph.D. in Law, Doctoral Student, Scientic Institute of Public Law
(Kyiv, Ukraine)
E-mail: prikhodko.a.a@ukr.net
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2782-3256
Vitaliy Oksin2
Ph.D. in Law, Doctoral Student, Scientic Institute of Public Law
(Kyiv, Ukraine)
E-mail: 6222410@ukr.net
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6080-7752
Prykhodko, Andrii, and Vitaliy Oksin (2020) Corruption Factor as a Destabilizing Element
of Development of the Space Industry. Advanced Space Law, Volume 5, 71-82. https://doi.
org/10.29202/asl/2020/5/7
This work is devoted to the analysis of the phenomenon of corruption, its impact on the development
of the space industry, because under the condition of the rapid development of new space technologies,
building a new model of the space economy and generally rethinking the prospects of the space industry
by the world, the exploration of its unknown spaces — this question is extremely relevant. In a global
sense, corruption as a transnational socio-legal phenomenon is, rstly, a type of behavior of persons with
a special status (particularly in the sphere of making individual decisions that have legal consequences), in
which the interests of such a person occupy a privileged position over public or state ones; secondly, it is
a reviled ideology of society that allows, contrary to the law, to commit, allow or encourage unethical and
illegal behavior of authorized persons. In a general sense, it is a comprehensive phenomenon that includes
manifestations of any abuse of a special status on the one hand, and on the other — inducement and active
actions before their implementation by other interested persons. In other words, it is a two-way relationship,
a symbiosis of needs and benets. It is proved that corruption in the space industry is manifested by the
aggregate indicator of its existence in the state, in its main sectors. The space industry is hindered in
its development precisely because funds that should potentially be used for research and development of
outer space are not being used for their intended purpose. Accordingly, there is no innovation activity, and
technological progress is minimal. Therefore, the priority is to eliminate corruption both in the world and
in individual countries, because it, like a viral infection, tends to migrate, threatening the entire humanity.
© Prykhodko, Andrii, 2020
© Oksin, Vitaliy, 2020

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