Journal of Futures Studies

Introduction to Narrative For Futures Studies

by Vuokko Jarva

ABSTRACT

This article is inspired by Michel Godet’s recent comment about the gap between scenarios and action. In sections two to six I study narrative’s dimensions as tool for filling the gap between anticipation and action. Finally I comment on the tellability of future and why narrative has great potential. I conclude with an emphasis the importance of taking into account the different views and languages of the copartners and close with the idea that, that futures studies should be deliberative, negotiation based, in order to bridge the gap.

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Journal of Futures Studies

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ISSN 1027-6084