Dr. Larry F. Martinez
Department of Political Science
California State University
Long Beach, CA 90840-4605 USA

View from Topkapi Palace Overlooking Bosphorus Istanbul

Curriculum Vitae

Faculty Advisor for the CSULB Model United Nations Program

Fall Semester 2013 Courses

American Government (POSC 100) T-Th 2-3:15 pm
International Law (POSC 376) T 6:30-9:15 pm (Model UN Course)

Spring Semester 2014 Courses

American Government (POSC 100) T-Th 3:30-4:45 pm
Politics and Practice of the United Nations (POSC 378) T 6:30-9:15 pm (Model UN Course)

Recent Presentations

"The ITU’s Evolving Regulatory Role For Space Debris ’Rules Of The Road’: Implications For Space Communications Regulation," Colloquium of the International Institute of Space Law, 64th International Astronautical Congress, September 25, 2013, Beijing, China.

"IR Theory and Outer Space International Law: An Expanded ITU Role for Space Debris "Rules of the Road?"
International Studies Association Annual Meeting, Panel (SA17): “International Law and Enforcement,” April 6, 2013, San Francisco, CA.


“The Disintermediation Theory of Democratic Governance in the Online Age,” forthcoming as a Kindle E-book.

“Perspective Article #56: Is There Space for the UN? Trends in Outer Space and Cyberspace Regime Evolution,” in Perspectives, online journal published by the European Space Policy Institute, January 20, 2012.  Perspectives #56 European Space Policy Institute

“Is There Space for the UN in Bonn?  Perspectives on the Sustainability of Outer Space and Cyberspace for UN Organizations,” in Nina Simone Huerter and Sebastian Bruns (eds.), Nachhaltig ins 21. Jahrhundert.  15 Jahre UNO Stadt Bonn.  Bouvier Verlag Bonn, 2011.

“Science in Service of Power: Space Exploration Initiatives as Catalysts of Regime Evolution,” XXXII:6 Air and Space Law (Netherlands: Kluwer), November 2007, pp. 431-456.

Contributing Author, “Commercialization of Democracy: The Rise of the Political Industrial Complex,” in Caroline Robertson-von Trotha (ed.), Globale Handlungsfelder: Medien - Politik - Bildung.  published by the Zentrum für Angewandte Kulturwissenschaft, Universitätsverlag Karlsruhe, November 2006.

Contributing Author, “Weaving a Legal Web in Space: Factors for Globalizing Governance,” book chapter in Project 2001: Legal Framework for the Commercial Use of Outer Space, Published by the University of Cologne, June 2002.

Book Review of Handberg, Roger. Seeking New World Vistas: The Militarization of Space.  American Political Science Review, 258, Vol. 95, March 2001.