Exopolitics is a new scientific discipline that focuses on the political aspects of interactions with extraterrestrial life. It studies the key individuals, institutions and political processes that are associated with extraterrestrial life in general, as well as, more specifically, those associated with the extraterrestrial presence here on Earth. It therefore belongs to the political sciences.

Definitions of Exopolitics

Early definitions

(*) Incomprehensibly, between April 2008 and January 2009 the wikipedia censored articles on exopolitics. The topic itself had even been removed.


Michael Salla
Michael Salla
Stephen Bassett
Steve Bassett
Paola Harris
Paola Harris
Ed Komarek
Ed Komarek
Scott Jones
Scott Jones

Current definitions

In October 2009 a number of people involved in exopolitics organised some brainstorming sessions in which the different meanings and usages of the word 'exopolitics' were explored and mapped. [The following people participated in the brainstorming sessions: Come Carpentier (India); Neil Gould (Hong Kong); Paola Harris, M.Ed.(USA/Italy); Robert Fleischer (Germany); Manuel Lamiroy, Lic. Juris (South Africa); Pepón Jover del Pozo, M.Sc. (Spain); Michael Salla, Ph.D. (USA/Australia); Victor Viggiani, M.Ed. (Canada)].

It became clear that 'exopolitics' was being used in 3 distinct meanings:

  1. as a scientific discipline
  2. as a worldwide movement
  3. as a new paradigm

What all meanings have in common, is that they all deal with the implications of extraterrestrial life.

Exopolitics Concept Map

So, the nutshell version is that exopolitics deals with the implications of extraterrestrial life.

Using this concept map as a basis, consensus was reached on a formal and an informal definition.

Informal definition:

Exopolitics is the convergence of a new interdisciplinary science, an international political movement and a new paradigm, which all deal with the wide range of implications of extraterrestrial life.

Formal definition:

Exopolitics is an interdisciplinary scientific field, with its roots in the political sciences, that focuses on research, education and public policy with regard to the actors, institutions and processes, associated with extraterrestrial life, as well as the wide range of implications this entails through public advocacy and newly emerging paradigms.


Exopolitics movement and activism

The Exopolitics Institute mentions as its goals:

A grassroots movement has emerged that focuses on exopolitical activism. The above mentioned goals also describe the activities of exopolitical activists rather well.

Apart from the Exopolitics Institute, and its founder Michael Salla, the most prominent activists are Steve Basset, Ed Komarek, and Scott Jones

Country initiatives: see networks below.



The most prolific / prominent authors in the field of exopolitics at present are:


Web sites

Authors' web sites


Sources: authors' web sites, as well as the Exopolitics Institute, and the Exopolitics World Network.