Journal of Futures Studies

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Futurewatch

November 11th, 2005  |  by  |  published in Book Reviews and Scans, Ecological and Environmental Foresight, Global Foresight, Health Futures, Political and Policy Foresight | Comments Off on Futurewatch

by Jennifer Coote Introduction Food Wars: The Global Battle for Mouths, Minds and Markets, T. Lang, M. Heasman, Earthscan, 04. The food policy crisis /wars revolve around three dominant worldviews or paradigms. The Productionist features production-led monoculture supply-chains; Life Science Integrated is based on mechanistic, science-based interpretations of environment and health, treating food almost like a […]

Imaging Disability Tomorrow

November 11th, 2005  |  by  |  published in Ethics, Futures and the Commons, Health Futures | Comments Off on Imaging Disability Tomorrow

by Gerard Goggin and Christopher Newell ABSTRACT Drawing upon the insights of disability studies in terms of the present situation of people with disability we propose an imagining of disability as an integral and positive part of an Australasian university. This offers a challenge not just to the academy but also to future studies, in conceptualising […]

Post-Industrial Urbanism and The Growth of Sustainability: Historical Trends, Present and Future Observations

May 9th, 2005  |  by  |  published in Health Futures, Urban Futures and City Foresight | Comments Off on Post-Industrial Urbanism and The Growth of Sustainability: Historical Trends, Present and Future Observations

by Ian Morley Introduction It is significant that in 2005, as a new century slowly unfolds, that there is a chronological platform from which it is possible to re-examine viewpoints and ideas concerning future national and international challenges within the urban context, in so doing allowing those may be with an interest in the urban situ […]

Neuro-Futures: The Brain, Politics, and Power

November 7th, 2004  |  by  |  published in Evolutionary and Complexity Perspectives, Health Futures, Political and Policy Foresight, Transhumanism | Comments Off on Neuro-Futures: The Brain, Politics, and Power

by Jake Dunagan Abstract This paper takes the human brain as the central site in rapidly changing political, economic, and ethical landscapes. Advancing neural technologies are shaking the foundations of self and society. The architecture and functioning of our brains are becoming a matter of choice. Understanding the background and implications of this choice might help […]

Health Futures @ Health2004

August 22nd, 2004  |  by  |  published in Health Futures | Comments Off on Health Futures @ Health2004

by Sally Fawkes, Evelyne de Leeuw and Maurice Mittelmark Introduction “Valuing Diversity; Reshaping Power” was selected as the “theme for our time” to mobilize participation for the 18th World Conference on Health Promotion and Health Education (Health2004). Held in Melbourne Australia in April 2004, the conference drew over 3000 people from 105 countries to debate, learn […]

The Consequences of Physical Immortality: Can Humans Cope with Radically Extended Lifespans?

May 9th, 2004  |  by  |  published in Health Futures, Psychology, Consciousness and the Future | Comments Off on The Consequences of Physical Immortality: Can Humans Cope with Radically Extended Lifespans?

by Bruce J. Klein Introduction Bruce J. Klein considers himself to be a fairly average homosapien, yet he believes his DNA is suicidal. In order to overcome this problem, Klein hopes to eventually shed his biological body for a more robust posthuman form. Kharin: How well are infinite lifespans matched to finite environmental resources? Given popular […]

Dramatic Transformations in Health Care and their Implications for Primary Care

May 9th, 2004  |  by  |  published in Health Futures, Sociology and Social Change Perspectives | Comments Off on Dramatic Transformations in Health Care and their Implications for Primary Care

by Sohail Inayatullah Introduction Making sense in a time when discovery science is rushing ahead of hypothesis driven science is not easy, especially when this new science is making mega “cents” – billions of dollars. And a time when the nature of truth (from one to many), nature (seen as designable instead of God made or […]

Alternative Futures of Genetics and Disability

May 18th, 2003  |  by  |  published in Evolutionary and Complexity Perspectives, Health Futures, Intuitive, Transpersonal and Visionary Foresight, Scenario Work and Alternative Futures | Comments Off on Alternative Futures of Genetics and Disability

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Scenarios " Lite " – Lessons from the Field

May 18th, 2003  |  by  |  published in Case Studies, Health Futures, Scenario Work and Alternative Futures | Comments Off on Scenarios " Lite " – Lessons from the Field

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Scenarios ” Lite ” – Lessons from the Field

May 18th, 2003  |  by  |  published in Case Studies, Health Futures, Scenario Work and Alternative Futures | Comments Off on Scenarios ” Lite ” – Lessons from the Field

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