Thèse de doctorat en Relations internationales
Sous la direction de Bernard Cervelle.
Soutenue en 2003
à Marne-la-Vallée .
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The history of the remote sensing imagery from space shows commercial images with a better and better quality, considering the resolution, untill they reach a quality comparable to these used for specific governmental needs, and more specifically military requirements in the seventies. The commercial imagery is available for all customers. Then the main question consists in determining the rate between benefits for humanity compared to possible negative uses, consequence of a large scale diffusion of commercial imagery thanks to more and more numerous commercial distributing nets, more specifically in its dimension of defense. In case of a bad use, which kind of limitations or measures, adopted by a state individually, or by international organizations collectively, can contain negative effects of an inevitable march of the technological progress. These considerations only concern applications of defense