Journal of Futures Studies

Holisms and Integrative Theories

Neo-collectivist Consciousness as a Driver of Transformative Sociocultural Change

January 17th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Holisms and Integrative Theories, Macrohistory and Epochal Change Perspectives | Comments Off on Neo-collectivist Consciousness as a Driver of Transformative Sociocultural Change

Abstract This paper situates the novel concept of neo-collectivist consciousness, developed by the author, within the framework of social and cultural dynamics of the 21st century. The dominant features of neo-collectivist consciousness are determined by integration of the value systems of collectivist and individualist cultures, as revealed by the scenarios derived from Causal Layered Analysis. The emerging neo-collectivistic […]

Bewextra: Creating and Inferring Explicit Knowledge of Needs in Organizations

June 27th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Futures Studies Methodologies, Holisms and Integrative Theories, Participatory and Network Foresight | Comments Off on Bewextra: Creating and Inferring Explicit Knowledge of Needs in Organizations

Abstract We introduce a new methodological framework, called Bewextra, for the creation of the knowledge of needs in organizations. The development of our framework builds on theoretical engagement with literature from several disciplines including visioning and philosophy of needs as well as empirical data from vision development processes we have accompanied. To the best of […]

A ThriveAbility Scenario: Toward Thriving, Integrative Human Beings in a Thriving, Integrative, Global World

March 30th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Holisms and Integrative Theories, Intuitive, Transpersonal and Visionary Foresight, Planetary Mega-crisis, Transition and Transformation | Comments Off on A ThriveAbility Scenario: Toward Thriving, Integrative Human Beings in a Thriving, Integrative, Global World

By Robin Lincoln Wood and Gerard Bruitzman Abstract In pursuing our personal, inter-personal and global development from birth to wisdom, we encounter more or less satisfactory opportunities in more or less satisfactory living conditions to grow our various capabilities. Integrative maps with their mappings of various practices, such as Barrett Brown’s Conscious Leader Development Framework (2015) and the ThriveAbility’s Foundation’s ThriveAbility […]

Adopting a Transdisciplinary Attitude in the Classroom, to Create a Viable Future

March 30th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Critical and Epistemological Foresight, Holisms and Integrative Theories | Comments Off on Adopting a Transdisciplinary Attitude in the Classroom, to Create a Viable Future

By Marie-Laure Mimoun-Sorel Abstract To change our future we have to change the way our society educates children. Our modern system of education is mainly interested in formatting children to serve growth, consumption and competition. Over the years, the person has been erased to become a function to nourish blinded consumerism. This way of thinking and doing has participated […]

Science Fiction: The Evolutionary Mythology of the Future

December 25th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Evolutionary and Complexity Perspectives, Futures Studies Theories, Holisms and Integrative Theories, Intuitive, Transpersonal and Visionary Foresight | Comments Off on Science Fiction: The Evolutionary Mythology of the Future

by Tom Lombardo Abstract Science fiction is the most visible and influential form of futurist thinking in contemporary popular culture. As futurist narrative, science fiction resonates with the psychological disposition to give meaning and purpose to life through stories; it facilitates total person immersion in the future;and it stimulates all the major dimensions of future consciousness. As the […]

Internal Crisis as an Impediment to Futures Thinking

September 21st, 2015  |  by  |  published in Holisms and Integrative Theories, Psychology, Consciousness and the Future | Comments Off on Internal Crisis as an Impediment to Futures Thinking

by Ryota Ono Abstract Since the publication of The Limits to Growth in 1972, it is hoped that human beings have become more aware of potential crises and have become more proactive to prevent those crises from happening. Halal and Marien held a symposium on the Global Megacrisis in the Journal of Futures Studies in 2011. […]

Anticipatory Leadership and Strategic Foresight: Five ‘Linked Literacies’

September 21st, 2015  |  by  |  published in Holisms and Integrative Theories, Leadership and Foresight, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Anticipatory Leadership and Strategic Foresight: Five ‘Linked Literacies’

by John Ratcliffe & Luke Ratcliffe Abstract We live, as is so often said, in volatile, uncertain, complex, changing and ambiguous times. The world of the future will demand capacities that currently comprise mere options. There will be a need for new ways of thinking, planning, directing, communicating and managing; with a critical component common to […]

Demystifying the Hawala System Using Causal Layered Analysis

September 25th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Ethics, Futures and the Commons, Holisms and Integrative Theories, Macrohistory and Epochal Change Perspectives | Comments Off on Demystifying the Hawala System Using Causal Layered Analysis

by Umar Sheraz & M.N. Farooqi ABSTRACT This article explores the alternative futures of Hawala, a trust-based system used to transfer funds across countries and continents. This is done by using Causal Layered Analysis (CLA) along with P.R. Sarkar’s theory of social change as a basis for critiquing the social construct of the Hawala system. […]

CLA as Process: Mapping the Theory and Practice of the Multiple

June 30th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Holisms and Integrative Theories, Narrative Foresight, Psychology, Consciousness and the Future | Comments Off on CLA as Process: Mapping the Theory and Practice of the Multiple

by Marcus Bussey ABSTRACT This paper argues that Causal Layered Analysis aka CLA is a method of the multiple that offers a process–theory of knowledge that facilitates new becomings and alternative futures. It makes the case that agency and social learning are enhanced through understanding human contexts as layered and dynamic. To do so it draws […]

The Emergence of Subtle Organicism A Reply to Comments from M. Bussey, T. Dolan, W. Halal and T. Lombardo

September 5th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Holisms and Integrative Theories | Comments Off on The Emergence of Subtle Organicism A Reply to Comments from M. Bussey, T. Dolan, W. Halal and T. Lombardo

by Michael Towsey Introduction It will be helpful to begin my reply with a personal disclosure. I am by training a biologist and computer scientist. My career of the past 40 years as an experimental scientist has given me an appreciation of the scientific method. I embrace its discipline, its commitment to honest investigation and to […]


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