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CALL FOR PAPERS: AFRICA FUTURES SPECIAL ISSUE

This special issue on the futures of Africa seeks to provide critical thinking about the futures of Africa that can support a range of new development strategies. It aims to explore key drivers of transformation, and the futures these point towards. And it aims to refresh analysis and change mindsets by providing a deeper understanding […]

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Virtual Symposium on Reimagining Politics After the Election of Trump

Welcome to the JFS Virtual Symposium landing page. Here you’ll find basic information on the virtual symposium. This symposium was born in an effort to draw upon the strengths of futures studies and related perspectives perspectives: a critical assessment of images of the future, an understanding of macro-history and the longue durée (long term social […]

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Concluding Reflections

1. We Are All Mad Here It is a strange new world in which we find ourselves, where down is up and what was outrageous is now merely normal. While bookshops sell out of George Orwell’s 1984 with Aldous Huxley’s A Brave New World a close second, perhaps the best advice might be found in […]

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Using CLA to Deconstruct Current Scholarly Views on Corporate Accountability to Community

Abstract  Using causal layered analysis (CLA), a critical futures methodology, this paper maps and analyses a number of competing discourses relating to accountability to community within the scholarly literature. The focus is on the multiple perspectives expressed by scholars as viewed through the lens of corporate-community accountability. The aims are to challenge current dominant views, […]

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How ‘Development’ Promotes Redundant Visions: The Case of the Queen’s Wharf Casino Project, Brisbane

Abstract  Pathways toward ‘overshoot and collapse’ futures are not always or exclusively determined by international trends, national governments, wars and large-scale events. While these gain considerable attention their overall impact is arguably no greater than the constant ‘drip, drip, drip’ of conventional decision-making around more mundane activities that fall under familiar headings like ‘business strategy’, […]

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Vol.21 NO.1 Sep2016

Article Images of the Future: Perspectives of Students from Barcelona Carles Anguera & Antoni Santisteban (Page 1-18) Abstract | View PDF Using CLA to Deconstruct Current Scholarly Views on Corporate Accountability to Community Marcelle Holdaway (Page 19-34) Abstract | View PDF An Analysis of Queensland City Futures Initiatives: Using CLA to Analyse Processes of Planning […]

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Flavors of Practice: Developing the Asia Paci c Futures Network

Introduction How can Futures studies in Asia be different from Western offerings? How can it be localized in native languages, ways of knowing, and experiences? Can Asian futures, if such a thing exists, address emerging challenges, raise new questions, and disrupt systems of knowledge and power as they currently exist? What capacities exist to create […]

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The European Union Institute for Security Studies Arab Futures Report: A Review

Scope of This Review This review focuses on the European Union’s Institute for Security Studies’ Report No. 22 on Arab Futures: Three Scenarios was issued in February of 2015. The report is a summary report of a larger 200-page book that was published after it was issued. The book is not part of this review, […]

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Remember Icarus! Seven Risks that Threaten Business Schools

Abstract     Business schools, according to certain measures, have been a major success story in the recent past of the university, enjoying significant demand growth. We suggest that their future may be more problematic. We offer different possible scenarios for business schools and identify seven key risks that they face. We argue that the […]

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Delving into the Future of Iran’s English Language Teaching in Light of Technology

Abstract This article examines the prospect of replacing EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teachers with technology in Iran. It has adopted the approach of Causal Layered Analysis (CLA) to analyze the data collected from interviews with 10 EFL experts in Iran. The four layers of CLA do suggest that it is unlikely that technology will replace […]

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Journal of Futures Studies

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ISSN 1027-6084