Journal of Futures Studies

Book Reviews and Scans

A Review of Sohail Inayatullah’s “Prout in Power: Policy Solutions that Reframe Our Futures”

October 31st, 2017  |  by  |  published in Book Reviews and Scans | Comments Off on A Review of Sohail Inayatullah’s “Prout in Power: Policy Solutions that Reframe Our Futures”

Introduction The purpose of futures studies is to make the world a better place and improve the welfare of all living beings. Alternative futures, ethics, and increasing democratic participation are parts of exploring sustainable futures (Bell, 2003). In Sohail Inayatullah’s new book, he uses PROUT (progressive utilization theory) as theory and strategy to discover not […]

A Book Review of David Hicks’ “A Climate Change Companion: For Family, School and Community”

July 6th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Book Reviews and Scans | Comments Off on A Book Review of David Hicks’ “A Climate Change Companion: For Family, School and Community”

David Hicks, former Professor in the School of Education, Bath Spa University, is a prolific author on education and global concerns. He writes in the interest of helping readers make sense of big and tricky issues, with this book it’s all about climate change. This along with previously self-published titles may be freely downloaded on […]

Wellspring of Optimism, a Review of “Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future”

December 25th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Book Reviews and Scans | Comments Off on Wellspring of Optimism, a Review of “Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future”

by Lynda Sampson Contemporary popular culture has a burden to carry. The mood of the global populace appears awash with a sense of desperate and dark days ahead for the planet, fuelled by debate over the attendant fallout of resource depletion, biodiversity collapse, climate weirdness, energy descent and population growth. Weighed down by a sense of un-nameable dread and impending […]

A Review of Elina Hiltunen’s “Foresight and Innovation: How Companies are Coping with the Future” Palgrave, 2013.

June 19th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Book Reviews and Scans | Comments Off on A Review of Elina Hiltunen’s “Foresight and Innovation: How Companies are Coping with the Future” Palgrave, 2013.

by Reanna Browne Introduction As anyone living in the ‘trenches’ would attest, organisations can be impervious to futures praxis. Indeed, practitioners operating in this space repeatedly face the dilemma of working within the existing dominant paradigms with little but cursory references to foresight work. The overt application of such discourse can be alienating and contribute to […]

Making a Conscious Future-Responsible Leadership

October 24th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Book Reviews and Scans, Leadership and Foresight | Leave A Comment »

by Alireza Hejazi Book Review The Great Growing Up by John Renesch. 208 pages. Prescott – Arizona: HOHM Press – 2012.(continue…) View PDF

Prospectiva e innovación, Vol. 1, Visiones (Prospective and Innovation, Vol. 1, Visions).

October 24th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Book Reviews and Scans, Innovation, Service Design and Enterprise | Leave A Comment »

by Antonio Alonso Concheiro Introduction Enric Bas and Mario Guilló edited last year, in Spanish, the first volume of the trilogy  Prospectiva e innovación (Prospective and Innovation), subtitled Visiones (Visions),  published by Plaza y Valdés Editores as part of its Colección Futuros (Futures Collection).  The book has a prologue by Federico Mayor (ex-director of UNESCO), an […]

A Systematic Approach in Strategic Foresight

December 24th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Book Reviews and Scans, Corporate and Managerial Foresight | Comments Off on A Systematic Approach in Strategic Foresight

by Alireza Hejazi Book Review Strategic Foresight for Corporate and Regional Development by Michel Godet and Philippe Durance. 201 pages. DUNOD – UNESCO – 2011. Downloadable at: http://en.laprospective.fr/download-translations/5-file.html Michel Godet, the co-author of the book who is an economist and professor at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, wants to communicate this core message with […]

An Invitation to the Futures: A Review of Wendell Bell’s ‘Memories of the Future’

December 24th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Biography and Autobiography, Book Reviews and Scans, Foresight Field Building | Comments Off on An Invitation to the Futures: A Review of Wendell Bell’s ‘Memories of the Future’

by Gareth Priday Book Review Wendell Bell 2011, Memories of the Future, Transaction Publishers, New Jersey This is an autobiography and a futures story. It illustrates how our past, present and future imaginings influence our choices and actions. It is the story of hope and dreams that linger whether realised or not. It is told through […]

Wisdom and Futures Studies

March 25th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Book Reviews and Scans, Leadership and Foresight, Psychology, Consciousness and the Future | Comments Off on Wisdom and Futures Studies

by Vahid Motlagh Book Review In a world where students feel outraged to see that illustrious professors were bought by the ultra-rich tyrant of Libya and his son to ghostwrite some intellectual book and dissertation; where the bridal industrial complex is profiteering from people’s search for authentic happiness; and where analysts and experts work on quick […]

A Simple Guide to Futurewatching

March 25th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Book Reviews and Scans, Futures Studies Methodologies | Comments Off on A Simple Guide to Futurewatching

by Jennifer Coote Introduction “Environmental scanning” is the term for the futurewatching function, used in futures studies and strategic planning conducted by many organisations, academic, private or governmental. However, anyone can futurewatch if they are prepared to make the necessary effort, can access a suitable range of information and can apply themselves to master the skills […]


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