Journal of Futures Studies

Scenario Work and Alternative Futures

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.” […]

The Effects of Scenario Planning on Antecedents to Participant Engagement at Work

June 30th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Action Research and Organizational Learning, Corporate and Managerial Foresight, Futures Studies Theories, Scenario Work and Alternative Futures | Comments Off on The Effects of Scenario Planning on Antecedents to Participant Engagement at Work

by Helen Allison Hawkins& Thomas J. Chermack ABSTRACT This study sought to understand the effects of scenario planning on antecedents to participant employee engagement at work. The study used the Gallup Q12 as the measure of antecedents to engagement and was a quasi-experimental pretest / posttest with treatment and control group design. A comparison of the […]

The Challenges of Living Scenarios for Australia in 2050*

April 23rd, 2014  |  by  |  published in Case Studies, Futures Studies Methodologies, Scenario Work and Alternative Futures | Leave A Comment »

by Kristin Alford , Steven Cork , John Finnigan , Nicky Grigg , Beth Fulton & Michael Raupauch ABSTRACT The Australian Academy of Sciences began Australia 2050: Living Scenarios to explore how science might inform a more environmentally sustainable and socially equitable Australia. We concluded that a set of ‘living scenarios’ could support a richer national […]

Scenario Analyses of the Futures of Journalism Profession*

December 30th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Media, Communications and Foresight, Scenario Work and Alternative Futures, Technology Futures | Leave A Comment »

by Jari Kaivo-oja ABSTRACT The futures of journalism as a profession are analysed from various theoretical perspectives. The first scenario analysis focuses on the tools and methods of journalism and on the substance of journalism. In the second scenario analysis, the driving role of digital ICT technology and learning processes of journalists are analysed in relation […]

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, […]

Impact of ICT Based Education on the Information Society

October 24th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Education Futures, Scenario Work and Alternative Futures, Technology Futures | Leave A Comment »

by László Duma&Eszter Monda ABSTRACT In the last ten years the continuous growth of internet penetration and the wider palette for spreading ICT tools have changed the availability and quantity of information, communications methods and the learning processes. ICT tools are already extensively used in education and we have reached the turning point when, after 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 […]

The Futures of Power in the Network Era

June 24th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Political and Policy Foresight, Scenario Work and Alternative Futures, Technology Futures | Comments Off on The Futures of Power in the Network Era

by José M. Ramos ABSTRACT This article asks questions about the futures of power in the network era. Two critical emerging  issues are at work with uncertain outcomes. The first is the emergence of the collaborative economy,  while the second is the emergence of surveillance capabilities from both civic, state and commercial  sources. While both of […]

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 […]

Energy Bonanza or Abyss: Israel’s Options for the Future

March 24th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Cultural, Trans-Cultural and Civilizational Foresight, Energy Futures, Scenario Work and Alternative Futures | Comments Off on Energy Bonanza or Abyss: Israel’s Options for the Future

by David Lefutso ABSTRACT The article uses scenarios to unpack and assess the energy bonanza that has befallen Israel and other countries in the eastern Mediterranean. The discovery of oil and gas takes place under the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the recent Arab spring. Three scenarios have been constructed to afford Israel with alternative […]


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