Exopolitics, as the name suggests, is extraterrestrial politics. (The use of the "exo-" prefix to refer to extraterrestrial matters is already established, for example, by the term "exobiology" meaning the study of extraterrestrial life.) Exopolitics is a direct logical extension of conventional politics to the interplanetary theatre. Dr. Alfred Webre, who formally introduced exopolitics as a discipline of study, defined it as the study of law, governance and politics in the Universe.