Journal of Futures Studies

Political and Policy Foresight

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 […]

Projecting Mozambique’s Demographic Futures

January 5th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Futures Studies Methodologies, Modeling, Simulation and Gaming, Political and Policy Foresight, Sociology and Social Change Perspectives | Comments Off on Projecting Mozambique’s Demographic Futures

by Julia Zinkina & Andrey Korotayev Abstract The “medium” population projection series by the UN Population Division forecasts nearcatastrophic population increase for a whole number of Tropical African countries, especially East African ones. However, the projections for Mozambique, appearing somewhat less ominous than those for the neighboring Zambia, Tanzania, and Malawi, do not account for the recent […]

Coping with Policy in Foresight

September 25th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Foresight Field Building, Political and Policy Foresight | Comments Off on Coping with Policy in Foresight

by M.B.A. van Asselt, S.A. van’t Klooster & S.A. Veenman ABSTRACT Governments are in need of anticipating systems changes to reduce risks and stimulate desired developments. Although policy-oriented foresight proves to be helpful and increasingly important for governments stimulate a forward-looking attitude, there is little reflection on how do futurists deal with policy in policy-oriented […]

Anticipatory Governance: Traditions and Trajectories for Strategic Design

September 25th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Action Research and Organizational Learning, Futures Studies Methodologies, Participatory and Network Foresight, Political and Policy Foresight | Comments Off on Anticipatory Governance: Traditions and Trajectories for Strategic Design

by Jose M. Ramos ABSTRACT Over the course of the last half century, a number of practices were developed that connect foresight with governance. From the early development of technological forecasting and anticipatory democracy, to municipal and regional (local) approaches and futures commissions, to the more recent development of transition management, integrated governmental foresight, and […]

Alternative Images of China in 2035: A Case Study of Tamkang University Workshops

September 25th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Case Studies, Cultural, Trans-Cultural and Civilizational Foresight, Political and Policy Foresight, Sociology and Social Change Perspectives | Comments Off on Alternative Images of China in 2035: A Case Study of Tamkang University Workshops

by Jeanne Hoffman ABSTRACT This article presents the findings of scenario planning workshops held on 10 and 13 December 2013 on the futures of ‘China (PRC) in 2035’ at the Graduate Institute of Futures Studies (GIFS) at Tamkang University in Taiwan. The workshops were structured around Inayatullah’s (2008) six pillars foresight process and employed the […]

Law Enforcement Leadership for a Changing World

June 30th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Case Studies, Leadership and Foresight, Political and Policy Foresight, Scenario Work and Alternative Futures | Comments Off on Law Enforcement Leadership for a Changing World

by Michael Outram, Rainer Brenner, Dougal McClelland& Anders Dorph Introduction “Developing leaders for the future is vital; crime is no longer constrained by borders and we’re seeing the death of distance; police are being held to higher levels of accountability for outcomes and performance; and the environment we live in is evolving more quickly than ever.” […]

After Iraq : Trends Underlying the Initiation of Generalized, Global War

June 18th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Political and Policy Foresight, Sociology and Social Change Perspectives | Leave A Comment »

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The Common Futures of India and Pakistan: A New Approach

December 30th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Peace Futures, Political and Policy Foresight | Leave A Comment »

by Gautam Wahi ABSTRACT India and Pakistan have been the most uneasy neighbors with their relationship being entangled in troubled common histories, an unresolved territory dispute, competitive posturing on terrorism and a perceived sense of being wronged by the other. The paper looks to build on the shared history and culture of the region and build […]

Possible Scenarios on the Future of the Panatag Shoal

December 30th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Peace Futures, Political and Policy Foresight, Scenario Work and Alternative Futures | Leave A Comment »

by Shermon O. Cruz ABSTRACT Leading scholars of international relations argued that the West Philippine Sea dispute (South China Sea) was a tinderbox waiting to happen. Many analysts fear that the dispute could lead to a direct military conflict if tensions remain at the Panatag shoal. Recently, public interest in the disputed island resurfaced when China, […]

Futures 101 for the Top Guns

June 30th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Case Studies, Leadership and Foresight, Political and Policy Foresight, Social and Community Development Foresight | Comments Off on Futures 101 for the Top Guns

by Umar Sheraz Introduction The first thing which you notice in the room is the number of “wrist watch” participants  in the room ( it’s been a long time since I have seen a group of young men wear wrist  watches). But this has to do both with punctuality as well as the banning of mobile […]


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