Journal of Futures Studies

Macrohistory and Epochal Change Perspectives

Reconceiving the Self and the Other: Possibilities Beyond the Seduction of Popularist and Authoritarian Polarities

April 15th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Critical and Epistemological Foresight, Macrohistory and Epochal Change Perspectives | Comments Off on Reconceiving the Self and the Other: Possibilities Beyond the Seduction of Popularist and Authoritarian Polarities

Abstract This article asserts that the recent attraction towards popularist and authoritarian solutions, that give voice to the fear of the other are merely the product of a system doing what it is designed to do. Given this context, it argues that dialectic thinking is insufficient as the basis for dialogue; that the conflation of […]

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 […]

Borderless Industrial Denizenship: A Transformative Space for the Creation of Alternative Futures in Global Economic Migration

June 19th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Global Foresight, Macrohistory and Epochal Change Perspectives, Narrative Foresight | Comments Off on Borderless Industrial Denizenship: A Transformative Space for the Creation of Alternative Futures in Global Economic Migration

by Giovanni Di Lieto Abstract Historically, the concept of labour started as an objective basis of value and evolved into a notion of subjective economic utility. This article proposes an open-border labour process to be initiated in connection with the broader trade liberalisation trend. This would thoroughly restructure the current concept of labour as a mere […]

The Next 20 Years: A Time of Transformation

January 5th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Ecological and Environmental Foresight, Ethics, Futures and the Commons, Macrohistory and Epochal Change Perspectives | Comments Off on The Next 20 Years: A Time of Transformation

by Graeme Taylor Introduction Optimists point out that every year humanity becomes better educated, wealthier and more interconnected (Havelock, 2011): the Gates Foundation predicts that if current trends continue there will be almost no poor countries by 2035 (Withnall, 2014). In contrast, more pessimistic analysts warn that business as usual is unsustainable: catastrophic climate change and […]

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. […]

Using Gaming to Understand the Patterns of the Future – The Sarkar Game in Action

October 24th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Case Studies, Futures Studies Methodologies, Macrohistory and Epochal Change Perspectives | Leave A Comment »

by Sohail Inayatullah ABSTRACT This article introduces the ‘Sarkar Game’, presents case studies, and offers insights  from participants in role-playing the four types of power (worker, warrior, intellectual and  capitalist). The Sarkar Game is used to help individuals and organisations better understand  macrohistory and the structured shape of the future(s) as well as to audit the […]

Macrohistory and City Futures

October 22nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in Macrohistory and Epochal Change Perspectives, Scenario Work and Alternative Futures | Leave A Comment »

by Phillip Daffara Abstract Where our cities are headed is a question being investigated globally by many stakeholders of our urban futures. This piece examines the possible, probable and plausible futures of the city, and what these may look like. The method used to extrapolate these futures is macrohistorical analysis. Positioning the current state of our […]

Alternative Futures of Whiteness

November 11th, 2005  |  by  |  published in Macrohistory and Epochal Change Perspectives | Comments Off on Alternative Futures of Whiteness

by Sabrina Hambel ABSTRACT Although the origins of analysis of whiteness in westernised society stems from the non-white community, in recent decades “whiteness studies” has become an “official” area of research in the academic world and white mainstream. This shift is a turning point that affects the future of whiteness. Whether the future is violent or […]

Which Way is Up?

November 11th, 2005  |  by  |  published in Global Foresight, Holisms and Integrative Theories, Macrohistory and Epochal Change Perspectives, Special Issues and Symposia | Comments Off on Which Way is Up?

by Jan Huston ABSTRACT While complexity is a normal feature of evolving systems (e.g., cosmic, biological, intellectual, political, technological), efforts to assess the future of humanity are often confounded by the complexity of global civilization. This article takes a bird’s eye view of all evolving systems to see them as coevolving. This view enables identification of […]

History and the Future od the Real World

February 11th, 2005  |  by  |  published in Macrohistory and Epochal Change Perspectives | Comments Off on History and the Future od the Real World

by John L. Robinson Introduction The sight of a reporter in Iraq killed before our eyes on the television screen by an American helicopterlaunched missile brought back uncomfortable memories from the Vietnam war – such as pictures of a prisoner shot in cold blood and of a naked girl running screaming from a napalm attack.(continue…) View […]


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