Journal of Futures Studies

Sociology and Social Change Perspectives

Executive Summary of the 2013‑14 State of the Future

June 30th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Global Foresight, Sociology and Social Change Perspectives | Comments Off on Executive Summary of the 2013‑14 State of the Future

by Jerome Glenn Introduction The global situation for humanity continues to improve in general, but at the expense of the environment. People around the world are becoming healthier, wealthier, better educated, more peaceful, and increasingly connected, and they are living longer. The child mortality rate has dropped 47% since 1990, extreme poverty in the developing world […]

The Futures of Islamic Banking in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)

June 30th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Cultural, Trans-Cultural and Civilizational Foresight, Innovation, Service Design and Enterprise, Sociology and Social Change Perspectives | Comments Off on The Futures of Islamic Banking in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)

by Nedal El-Ghattis ABSTRACT The purpose of this paper is to discuss the discourses that concern the futures of Islamic banking in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). The Futures Triangle method is employed to provide insights into existing social dynamics affecting Islamic Banking. These futures will be profoundly affected by knowing whether the factors that contributed […]

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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Seeing in Multiple Horizons: Connecting Futures to Strategy

January 6th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Evolutionary and Complexity Perspectives, Sociology and Social Change Perspectives | Comments Off on Seeing in Multiple Horizons: Connecting Futures to Strategy

by Andrew Curry & Anthony Hodgson ABSTRACT This paper describes a futures method called the “Three Horizons” which enables different futures and strategic methods to be integrated as and when appropriate. The method is still in development. It differs significantly from the original version described in the management literature a decade ago. The approach has several […]

“Generation Screwed” – Are US youths opting or being forced out of society?

March 24th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Research in Progress, Sociology and Social Change Perspectives, Technology Futures | Comments Off on “Generation Screwed” – Are US youths opting or being forced out of society?

by Janet Faulkner Introduction In the future, it is plausible that the creative class will continue to surge with economic dominance while driving demand and fueling financial support in the creation of smart cities. During this technological advancement, what are the plausible futures for the growing group of young citizens labeled NEET (Lee, 2011) (not in […]

Future Visions for 2030: Of Economy, Sustainability and Employment

March 24th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Research in Progress, Sociology and Social Change Perspectives | Comments Off on Future Visions for 2030: Of Economy, Sustainability and Employment

by Juha Saukkonen, Minh Thu Dang, Anne Lukkarinen&Hoa Quynh Tran Introduction JAMK University of Applied Sciences (later in this paper: JAMK) is a Finnish institution of Higher Education, offering programs (undergraduate and graduate) in various academic fields. As the pedagogical strategy of JAMK (JAMK, 2012) aims at high quality of education and internationalization, research initiative “Future Visions 2030” […]

Futures of Ageing in Singapore

March 24th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Health Futures, Narrative Foresight, Sociology and Social Change Perspectives | Comments Off on Futures of Ageing in Singapore

by Wong Kai Wen ABSTRACT Singapore is one of the most rapidly ageing countries in the world with the proportion of those aged 65 and above projected to more than double from 8% in 2005 to 20% in 2030. This is due to a rapidly declining total fertility rate coupled with an increasing life expectancy as […]

The Changing Social Meanings of Pets and Their Alternative Futures

December 24th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Narrative Foresight, Scenario Work and Alternative Futures, Sociology and Social Change Perspectives, Technology Futures | Comments Off on The Changing Social Meanings of Pets and Their Alternative Futures

by Yaling Chou ABSTRACT The reason pets have become so popular lies in their functionality as objects of entertainment and companions. In addition, with the constant development of both capitalism and various technologies, pets have reached the point of becoming accessories to humans. Indeed, humans and pets, respectively, live in an upper and lower class relationship. […]

The Complex Futures of Emerging Technologies: Challenges and Opportunities for Science Foresight and Governance in Australia

June 25th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Global Foresight, Innovation, Service Design and Enterprise, Sociology and Social Change Perspectives, Technology Futures | Comments Off on The Complex Futures of Emerging Technologies: Challenges and Opportunities for Science Foresight and Governance in Australia

by Kristin Alford, Sarah Keenihan & Stephen McGrail ABSTRACT This paper outlines trends in the development of high-profile new technologies such as nano- and bio-technology, identifying roles foresight and governance practices must play to enable their usage in addressing ‘wicked’ problems (e.g. climate change). We explain the notion of emerging technologies, and their expected convergences, and consider both […]

Why the Creation of a Better World is Premised on Achieving Gender Equity and on Celebrating Multiple Gender Diversities

June 25th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Gender Futures, Leadership and Foresight, Social and Community Development Foresight, Sociology and Social Change Perspectives | Comments Off on Why the Creation of a Better World is Premised on Achieving Gender Equity and on Celebrating Multiple Gender Diversities

by Ivana Milojević ABSTRACT This article investigates changes in global gender regimes over the last hundred years and proposes that these regimes will further change. Drawing on contemporary theoretical understandings of gender within gender studies the article extrapolates some current developments into the future. A number of scenarios for gender futures are discussed. The article concludes […]


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