Journal of Futures Studies

Special Issues and Symposia

Symposium on Reimagining Politics After the Election of Trump 2017

April 27th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Special Issues and Symposia | Comments Off on Symposium on Reimagining Politics After the Election of Trump 2017

Reimagining Politics after the Election of Trump: Introduction by the Editor José Ramos (1-3) Abstract | View PDF The City, the Country, and the New Politics of Place Andrew Curry (3-16) Abstract | View PDF Reconceiving the Self and the Other: Possibilities Beyond the Seduction of Popularist and Authoritarian Polarities Michael McAllum (17-26) Abstract | […]

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 […]

Introduction to the Special Issue on Science Fiction and Futures Studies

December 25th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Special Issues and Symposia | Comments Off on Introduction to the Special Issue on Science Fiction and Futures Studies

by Tom Lombardo  & José M. Ramos Abstract                     My book, Contemporary Futurist Thought (2006), presents reviews of well over onehundred different theories, paradigms, and approaches to the future, ranging from the scientific,materialistic, and rationalistic to the spiritual, metaphysical, and humanistic. Reflecting the great contemporary diversity in mindsets and […]

Introduction to the Symposium on ‘Intuition in Futures Work’

September 21st, 2015  |  by  |  published in Special Issues and Symposia | Comments Off on Introduction to the Symposium on ‘Intuition in Futures Work’

by Oliver Markley Introduction This special “Symposium” issue of the Journal of Futures Studies was birthed in the spring of 2014, during a downtown Singapore luncheon conversation between JFS Editor Sohail Inayatullah and myself. As we were sharing some of the proudest prouds and sorriest sorries of our respective professional lives, intuition stood out as something […]

Narrative and Futures Studies: Introduction by the Special Editor

April 23rd, 2014  |  by  |  published in Narrative Foresight, Special Issues and Symposia | Leave A Comment »

by Vuokko Jarva Introduction The narrative approach has recently begun to influence the futures studies field, as researchers have become more conscious of the communicative and transformative aspects of futures studies. As well, that the dominance of the Platonian view of knowledge as a solely rational activity is giving way to a more Aristotelian view, that […]

Introduction to the Festschrift for Jim Dator

December 30th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Biography and Autobiography, Special Issues and Symposia | Leave A Comment »

by Christopher B. Jones&Wendy L. Schultz Introduction It was our pleasure to collect these articles as a Festschrift for Jim Dator. This Festschrift is a celebration of the life work and influence of a man who is still very much alive and still thriving at 80 years of age. He will undoubtedly outlive some of his […]

Introduction I: Bringing bodies and minds together

March 24th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Special Issues and Symposia | Comments Off on Introduction I: Bringing bodies and minds together

by Jim Dator Introduction It was with great pleasure and satisfaction that I witnessed the initiation of the idea (by Seongwon Park and Aubrey Yee), development (by John Sweeney, Aubrey Yee, Aaron Rosa and Rex Troumbley), and then realization of the Mānoa Futures Symposium by all of the people who participated in the events of the […]

Introduction to the Symposium on Complexity, Narrative, Participation, and Images of the Future

September 25th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Futures Studies Methodologies, Media, Communications and Foresight, Narrative Foresight, Special Issues and Symposia | Comments Off on Introduction to the Symposium on Complexity, Narrative, Participation, and Images of the Future

by Wendy L. Schultz Introduction On June 17, 2010, I received an email from Prof. M. Attila Öner, Chairman of the Management Application and Research Center of Yeditepe University in Istanbul, calling for paper and panel submissions for the 2011 Yeditepe International Research Conference on Foresight (YIRCOF ’11). In the email Prof. Öner noted, A review […]

Special Edition on the Communication of Foresight

September 25th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Media, Communications and Foresight, Special Issues and Symposia | Comments Off on Special Edition on the Communication of Foresight

by José M. Ramos Introduction Communication as an issue is both ancient and modern, enduring and undergoing transformation. Communication reaches the depths of what it mean to be human and cuts across every aspect of life: whether singing a song to a new born baby, reading a newspaper, engaging in a civic meeting, sending and receiving […]

Introduction to this Special Edition on Australian Contributions to the Millennium Project

June 25th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Special Issues and Symposia | Comments Off on Introduction to this Special Edition on Australian Contributions to the Millennium Project

by Anita Kelleher Introduction The Millennium Project was founded in 1996 after a three-year feasibility study with the United Nations University, Smithsonian Institution, Futures Group International, and the American Council for the UNU. It is now an independent non-profit global participatory futures research think tank of futurists, scholars, business planners, and policy makers who work for […]


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