Journal of Futures Studies

Social and Community Development Foresight

Futures 101 for the Top Guns

June 30th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Case Studies, Leadership and Foresight, Political and Policy Foresight, Social and Community Development Foresight | Comments Off on Futures 101 for the Top Guns

by Umar Sheraz Introduction The first thing which you notice in the room is the number of “wrist watch” participants  in the room ( it’s been a long time since I have seen a group of young men wear wrist  watches). But this has to do both with punctuality as well as the banning of mobile […]

The Future of Water Resource Management in the Muslim World

March 24th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Cultural, Trans-Cultural and Civilizational Foresight, Narrative Foresight, Peace Futures, Political and Policy Foresight, Social and Community Development Foresight | Comments Off on The Future of Water Resource Management in the Muslim World

by Syeda Mariya Absar ABSTRACT This article provides an insight into water availability and usage in the Muslim world, based on the global data on water consumption and availability with respect to specific geographical regions and an extensive literature review to categorize the regions with similar socio-economic and hydro-geological make up into distinct water zones. Causal […]

Climate Change and Hydro-conflicts The Storylines of Sudr Scenarios: A Platform for Adaptation

December 24th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Ecological and Environmental Foresight, Scenario Work and Alternative Futures, Social and Community Development Foresight | Comments Off on Climate Change and Hydro-conflicts The Storylines of Sudr Scenarios: A Platform for Adaptation

by Mohamed Tawfic Ahmed, Mohamed A Osman, Naglaa Loutfy & Mahmoud Farag Mahmoud ABSTRACT Ras Sudr, located on the Gulf of Suez, South Sinai, is a typical arid area inhabited mostly by Bedouin, a special group of Egyptians with specific ethnic characters and traditions. Ras Sudr is one of the vulnerable areas of Egypt to climatic externalities, including drought […]

Class Warfare, Anarchy and the Future Society

December 24th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Global Foresight, Planetary Mega-crisis, Transition and Transformation, Political and Policy Foresight, Social and Community Development Foresight | Comments Off on Class Warfare, Anarchy and the Future Society

by Mathew Maavak ABSTRACT This paper analyses the mechanics and ramifications of a rise in social agitations worldwide. It combines pertinent scholarly works, anecdotes and contemporary news reports to inquire whether the global middle class is consolidating to lead a mass-based revolt within societies – as well as the ensuing implications. The case will be made […]

Work in Progress Report on the Relevance of Rediscovering the Australian Bush Mechanic as a Credible Chiro-pedagogical Modality of Critical Futures Praxis

June 25th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Action Research and Organizational Learning, Critical and Epistemological Foresight, Foresight Field Building, Innovation, Service Design and Enterprise, Social and Community Development Foresight | Comments Off on Work in Progress Report on the Relevance of Rediscovering the Australian Bush Mechanic as a Credible Chiro-pedagogical Modality of Critical Futures Praxis

by Paul Wildman Introduction In the context of critical futures praxis (CFP) as outlined in Dick and Wildman (2011) and with the spotlight on sustainability, globally and nationally, now is a key time to report on the development of a re-new-ed approach to critical futures praxis or ‘futuring’. This approach explores the uniquely Australian futuring concept […]

How Can the Threat of New and Emerging Infectious Diseases be Reduced?

June 25th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Health Futures, Social and Community Development Foresight | Comments Off on How Can the Threat of New and Emerging Infectious Diseases be Reduced?

by Graeme Woodrow Introduction Overview of Australia’s State of Health Australia is one of the healthiest nations as measured by life expectancy. Australia’s life expectancy at birth continues to rise and is almost 84 years for females and 79 years for males.1 At age 65, males can expect to live to 84 years and females to […]

Towards a Sustainable Balance of Population and Resources: Australia to 2050

June 25th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Ecological and Environmental Foresight, Global Foresight, Social and Community Development Foresight | Comments Off on Towards a Sustainable Balance of Population and Resources: Australia to 2050

by Neville Bruce Introduction Australia, the ‘lucky’ country,1 currently enjoys one of the highest standards of living in the world. It ranks second in the UN Human development index,2 it has weathered the recent global financial crisis with little damage, its short to medium term economic prospects seem bright, its government and social structures are stable […]

Sustainable Development and Climate Change

June 25th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Ecological and Environmental Foresight, Health Futures, Social and Community Development Foresight | Comments Off on Sustainable Development and Climate Change

by Chris Riedy Introduction Asia/Oceania In July 2010, Pakistan experienced severe flooding from monsoon rains. Approximately one-fifth of the country was underwater (WFP, 2010), with more than 20 million people directly affected and a death toll of almost 2,000 (Asian Development Bank, 2010). The total economic impact has been estimated at 9 to 11 billion USD […]

New Windows onto New Worlds: Final Thoughts on the Future of Strategic Foresight

June 25th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Cultural, Trans-Cultural and Civilizational Foresight, Global Foresight, Planetary Mega-crisis, Transition and Transformation, Social and Community Development Foresight | Comments Off on New Windows onto New Worlds: Final Thoughts on the Future of Strategic Foresight

by Richard Hames Introduction Hypothesis Set against the rich tapestry of mankind’s evolution on this planet our current era seems increasingly to be characterised (at least through Western eyes) by escalating turmoil and disquiet on so many different fronts. The scent of suffering and uncertainty hangs eerily in the air – the hint of fragrance perceptible […]

Why the Creation of a Better World is Premised on Achieving Gender Equity and on Celebrating Multiple Gender Diversities

June 25th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Gender Futures, Leadership and Foresight, Social and Community Development Foresight, Sociology and Social Change Perspectives | Comments Off on Why the Creation of a Better World is Premised on Achieving Gender Equity and on Celebrating Multiple Gender Diversities

by Ivana Milojević ABSTRACT This article investigates changes in global gender regimes over the last hundred years and proposes that these regimes will further change. Drawing on contemporary theoretical understandings of gender within gender studies the article extrapolates some current developments into the future. A number of scenarios for gender futures are discussed. The article concludes […]


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