Journal of Futures Studies

Leadership and Foresight

Foresight Work as Bridge Building: Poetry, Presence and Beyond

June 24th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Case Studies, Foresight Field Building, Futures Education, Futures Studies Theories, Leadership and Foresight | Comments Off on Foresight Work as Bridge Building: Poetry, Presence and Beyond

by Marcus Bussey Introduction In this piece-meal essay I wish to make a case for futurist as bridge builder. By this I mean  that the futurist enables those in contexts to begin to move in directions that are optimal visà-vis the goals of their organisation or community. The construction of such pathways, as  bridges, to the […]

Woman Branded Liar by High Court Judge: Leadership, Professionalism and Ethics for The Future

March 24th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Case Studies, Leadership and Foresight, Narrative Foresight | Comments Off on Woman Branded Liar by High Court Judge: Leadership, Professionalism and Ethics for The Future

by Eddie Blass ABSTRACT This paper draws on a reflexive analysis of a life changing event for the author – losing a court case that they instigated against a vet for professional negligence (Blass v Randall [2008] EWHC 1007 (QB) (14 May 2008)). The paper offers a range of interpretations of the court proceedings, and through […]

Jan Lee Martin Award Announcement

June 25th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Biography and Autobiography, Jan Lee Martin Award Winners, Leadership and Foresight, Media, Communications and Foresight | Comments Off on Jan Lee Martin Award Announcement

Jan Lee Martin Award Announcement The Journal of Futures Studies is pleased to announce the winners for the Jan Lee Martin Foundation awards for 2011. Each year the Journal of Futures Studies will identify the Best Article and Best Essay appearing in the Journal during the preceding calendar year. View PDF

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 […]

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 […]

Peering into the Futures of Liberal Arts

March 25th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Cultural, Trans-Cultural and Civilizational Foresight, Education Futures, Leadership and Foresight, Social and Community Development Foresight | Comments Off on Peering into the Futures of Liberal Arts

by Shermon Ortega Cruz ABSTRACT This paper peers into the futures of liberal arts and articulates numerous contexts engaged in shaping the futures of liberal arts. It sought to answer the following questions: Is liberal arts likely to face extinction? Are there other liberal arts contexts other than the Western liberal arts model? Is there such […]

Global Megacrisis and Response: A Perspective from India

December 5th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Global Foresight, Leadership and Foresight, Planetary Mega-crisis, Transition and Transformation | Comments Off on Global Megacrisis and Response: A Perspective from India

by Rakesh Kapoor Introduction The four scenarios on the pessimist-optimist axis presented by William Halal and Michael Marien are helpful constructs to envision the future of global reality in the medium term. The contrasting assessments of Halal and Marien give us a good sense of the wide range of opinion on how the world will look […]

The Rise and Fall of Growth: The Inappropriateness of Continuous Unchecked Growth

September 5th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Global Foresight, Leadership and Foresight, Planetary Mega-crisis, Transition and Transformation, Psychology, Consciousness and the Future | Comments Off on The Rise and Fall of Growth: The Inappropriateness of Continuous Unchecked Growth

by Robert Burke ABSTRACT This paper explores education and advertising and its effect on how our worldview has been formed about the importance of growth regardless if the growth is appropriate or inappropriate. The paper suggests that unchecked inappropriate growth is a result of a ‘global anxiety disorder’ that sees growth as the measurement of human […]

Beyond Strategy Leadership, Futures & Ethics in A Complex World

August 11th, 2005  |  by  |  published in Ethics, Futures and the Commons, Leadership and Foresight, Special Issues and Symposia | Comments Off on Beyond Strategy Leadership, Futures & Ethics in A Complex World

by Robert Burke Overview The basic premise of the “Beyond Strategy” approach is that in business we put up fantasy measures that we call business planning, such as budget planning and strategic planning, which Stacey1 claims is a political process, primarily as social defences against anxiety. This distorts what we are actually doing and distracts us […]

Beyond Strategy Leadership, Futures & Ethics in A Complex World

August 11th, 2005  |  by  |  published in Ethics, Futures and the Commons, Leadership and Foresight, Special Issues and Symposia | Comments Off on Beyond Strategy Leadership, Futures & Ethics in A Complex World

by Robert Burke Overview The basic premise of the “Beyond Strategy” approach is that in business we put up fantasy measures that we call business planning, such as budget planning and strategic planning, which Stacey1 claims is a political process, primarily as social defences against anxiety. This distorts what we are actually doing and distracts us […]


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