Journal of Futures Studies

Planetary Mega-crisis, Transition and Transformation

Cosmo-Localization And Leadership For The Future

July 6th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Leadership and Foresight, Planetary Mega-crisis, Transition and Transformation | Comments Off on Cosmo-Localization And Leadership For The Future

Abstract This paper explores questions of leadership in navigating the futures of material production from the point of view of the open source and peer-to-peer movement. It puts forward the idea of cosmolocalization, which in basic terms sees a new production logic emerging from the advent of a global design commons coupled to new manufacturing […]

Children on the Move

January 17th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Narrative Foresight, Planetary Mega-crisis, Transition and Transformation | Comments Off on Children on the Move

Abstract Globalization and the growing interconnectedness of states, economies and communities has not resulted in the demise of the sovereign state. On the contrary, the peculiarity of the international order remains in how the existence of the unique goals of each nation motivates the manner with which states engages and drives the global agenda. Nor has globalization led […]

A Better Governance for a Better Future

March 30th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Planetary Mega-crisis, Transition and Transformation, Political and Policy Foresight | Comments Off on A Better Governance for a Better Future

By F. J. Radermacher Abstract The paper deals with the issue of whether a sustainable future for humankind can be reached or not. If not, human existence would not come to an end, but the quality of existence would considerably deteriorate. For many reasons, it is not easy to get onto a sustainable track. Doing so will require the […]

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 […]

Introduction to the Special Issue on “Exploring Paths to a Viable Future”

March 30th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Ethics, Futures and the Commons, Planetary Mega-crisis, Transition and Transformation, Special Issues and Symposia | Comments Off on Introduction to the Special Issue on “Exploring Paths to a Viable Future”

By Graeme Taylor and José M. Ramos This Special Issue is focused on “Exploring paths to a viable future: obstacles and opportunities; requirements and strategies”. In our invitation for submissions we said: “Today we find ourselves at a difficult cross-road: although we know that business as usual is unsustainable, the path to a viable future is not clear…. This call […]

Viability: A Priority Criterion for the Mitigation of Climate Change and other Complex Socio-Ecological Issues

September 25th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Ecological and Environmental Foresight, Global Foresight, Planetary Mega-crisis, Transition and Transformation, Scenario Work and Alternative Futures | Comments Off on Viability: A Priority Criterion for the Mitigation of Climate Change and other Complex Socio-Ecological Issues

by Graeme Taylor ABSTRACT At present many researchers are exploring ways to improve the resilience of the global system, prevent catastrophic failure, and support the transition to a sustainable global system. This paper makes two interlinked proposals for developing better—and more credible—tools for modeling critical global issues and identifying and managing threats. First, proven risk […]

Dryland: Artificial Islands as New Oceanscapes

June 24th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Global Foresight, Planetary Mega-crisis, Transition and Transformation, Scenario Work and Alternative Futures | Comments Off on Dryland: Artificial Islands as New Oceanscapes

by Fabrizio Bozzato ABSTRACT Climate change induced sea level rise now threatens to redraw the physical geographical map of  the world, radically altering coastlines and creating new ocean areas. Not since the submersion of the  legendary Atlantis has the world witnessed the actual physical disappearance of a state. The extreme  vulnerability of low-lying coastal areas and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Responding to the Millennium Project’s Energy Challenge: A Futurist’s Perspective

June 25th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Critical and Epistemological Foresight, Ecological and Environmental Foresight, Energy Futures, Planetary Mega-crisis, Transition and Transformation | Comments Off on Responding to the Millennium Project’s Energy Challenge: A Futurist’s Perspective

by Joshua Floyd ABSTRACT The Millennium Project poses the question “How can growing energy demand be met safely and efficiently?” From a perspective grounded in critical and epistemological futures inquiry, this subsumes three further questions: 1) what is the nature of our changing energy demand; 2) what might it mean to meet this ‘safely’; and 3) […]


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