Journal of Futures Studies

Political and Policy Foresight

Anybody out there? The Future of Tax

January 17th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Corporate and Managerial Foresight, Political and Policy Foresight | Comments Off on Anybody out there? The Future of Tax

Abstract Most tax revenue and tax policy research papers discuss historical developments and the current challenges of raising tax revenue. This paper takes a long term view and addresses the possible futures of tax revenue using the Three Horizons model. With the help of this model, it outlines possible futures for raising tax revenue in an environment of […]

The European Union Institute for Security Studies Arab Futures Report: A Review

November 28th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Political and Policy Foresight | Comments Off on The European Union Institute for Security Studies Arab Futures Report: A Review

Scope of This Review This review focuses on the European Union’s Institute for Security Studies’ Report No. 22 on Arab Futures: Three Scenarios was issued in February of 2015. The report is a summary report of a larger 200-page book that was published after it was issued. The book is not part of this review, […]

They are Wrong: The Work Does Not End an Essay

April 20th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Gender Futures, Political and Policy Foresight, Technology Futures | Comments Off on They are Wrong: The Work Does Not End an Essay

By Vuokko Jarva The ‘end of work’ discussion (e.g., Adam Schaff, 1985; Jeremy Rifkin, 1995) has been concentrated on the narrow ‘paid job’ concept of work. Even futures researchers too often take this narrow concept as self-evident, so they follow job forecasts meticulously. Keeping people disposable is, however, a core value of the monetized profit economy. Automation has gotten […]

A New Accounting and Taxation Paradigm

March 30th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Political and Policy Foresight | Comments Off on A New Accounting and Taxation Paradigm

By Leif Thomas Olsen This paper responds to e.g. UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals, COP 21’s Paris Agreement and the ongoing work within the EU/EC to develop more responsive tax systems across Members States. Although many such reports and proposals have been issued, and some useful tools developed to facilitate environmental impact-assessment in economic terms (e.g. SEEA), the platform for […]

The JRC Scenario Exploration System – From Study to Serious Game

March 30th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Action Research and Organizational Learning, Modeling, Simulation and Gaming, Political and Policy Foresight | Comments Off on The JRC Scenario Exploration System – From Study to Serious Game

By Laurent Bontoux,Daniel Bengtsson,Aaron Rosa and John A. Sweeney Abstract This report describes how the European Commission engaged in developing a serious game in order to engage stakeholders with foresight scenarios created to support the EU policy-making process. Four scenarios were created through a classic scenario building methodology (2X2 matrix), describing possible transitions towards a more sustainable future for the […]

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 […]

Joint Research Center’s Scenario Exploration System

March 14th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Action Research and Organizational Learning, Digital Exhibits, Modeling, Simulation and Gaming, Political and Policy Foresight, Slider | Comments Off on Joint Research Center’s Scenario Exploration System

Joint Research Center’s Scenario Exploration System

In December 2014, the Foresight and Behavioural Insights Unit at the European Commission’s DG Joint Research Centre began collaborating with the Hawaii Research Center for Futures Studies and the Center for Postnormal Policy and Futures Studies to develop a serious game as part of an ongoing foresight study. The JRC’s Scenario Exploration System (hereafter JRC […]

Reformulating the Party-List Proportional Representatives to Proportional Future Generations Representatives: the Korean Case

June 19th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Foresight Field Building, Leadership and Foresight, Political and Policy Foresight | Comments Off on Reformulating the Party-List Proportional Representatives to Proportional Future Generations Representatives: the Korean Case

by Seo Yongseok Abstract Although electorates and elected representatives have power over decisions, which can seriously shape future living conditions, future generations self-evidently lack capacity to influence present political decisions. To resolve this paradox, this study advocates for a new institutional approach by reserving some of the seats in legislative bodies to represent the rights of […]

Bangkok Flood Risk Management: Application of Foresight Methodology for Scenario and Policy Development

January 6th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Ecological and Environmental Foresight, Health Futures, Political and Policy Foresight | Comments Off on Bangkok Flood Risk Management: Application of Foresight Methodology for Scenario and Policy Development

by Sreeja Nair, Wong Kai Wen & Chow Mei Ling Abstract Between end 2011 and early 2012, Bangkok was hit by massive flooding due to intense rainfall which together with high tides overwhelmed the poor drainage infrastructure of the low-lying city. The floods impacted not just local residents and businesses, but also disrupted the local operations […]

Using Systems Thinking to Create more Impactful Social Policy

January 5th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Critical and Epistemological Foresight, Futures Studies Methodologies, Health Futures, Political and Policy Foresight | Comments Off on Using Systems Thinking to Create more Impactful Social Policy

by Julia Canty-Waldron Abstract This article proposes that “systems thinking” offers a way of (a) diagnosing the potential effectiveness of social policy and (b) of creating more impactful social policy. In particular, Donella Meadows’ “twelve places to intervene” (Meadows 1999) have been used as the basis of creating a tool to this end. Meadows’ 12 places […]


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