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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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An Analysis of Queensland City Futures Initiatives: Using CLA to Analyse Processes of Planning and Engagement

Abstract This article applies Causal Layered Analysis (CLA) to analyse critical factors of four influential South East Queensland City visioning and foresight initiatives conducted by the Cities of Maroochy, Logan, Gold Coast and Brisbane. Previous articles in the March 2015 issue and the September 2016 of Journal of Futures Studies gave a prima facie litany […]

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Images of the Future: Perspectives of Students from Barcelona

Abstract The relationship between futures studies and education is not new, but it is an essential element for the develop- ment of our society as part of a more balanced world. The aim of this paper is to provide a conceptual framework that describes the associations between future, human temporality and images of the future. […]

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