Outline of futures studies

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The following outline is presented as an overview of and topical guide to futures studies – study of postulating possible, probable, and preferable futures, and the worldviews and myths that underlie them. It seeks to understand what is likely to continue, what is likely to change, and what is novel.

What is futures studies?[edit]

Futures studies can be described as all of the following:

  • a branch of science[citation needed]
    • a branch of social science
    • a parallel discipline to history – the field of history concerns the discovery, collection, organization, and presentation of information about past events. It uses a narrative to examine and analyse the sequence of events, and it sometimes attempts to investigate objectively the patterns of cause and effect that determine events.[1][2] Likewise futures studies uses narrative, entitled scenarios, that describe potential events and conditions over time in the future rather than in the past as history does.[3]

"In contrast to many future-oriented organizations that think of "the future" in a singular way as determined by present trends, WFSF [and the futures field in general] encourages and promotes 'plural futures' through exploration of alternative and preferred futures."[4]

General futures studies concepts[edit]

Futures studies organizations[edit]

Research centers[edit]

Academic programs[edit]

See also: Acceleration Studies Foundation's annotated list of 10 primary and 60+ secondary graduate futures studies programs.

Futurologists[edit]

Further information: Futurist and List of futurologists

Futures studies publications[edit]

Books[edit]

Periodicals and Monographs[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Professor Richard J. Evans (2001). "The Two Faces of E.H. Carr". History in Focus, Issue 2: What is History?. University of London. Retrieved 10 November 2008. 
  2. ^ Professor Alun Munslow (2001). "What History Is". History in Focus, Issue 2: What is History?. University of London. Retrieved 10 November 2008. 
  3. ^ Staley, David J. (2010). History and Future: Using Historical Thinking to Imagine the Future. Lexington Books. 
  4. ^ "World Futures Studies Federation". Retrieved February 8, 2012. 
  5. ^ Futuribles – Revue – Formation – Etudes
  6. ^ a b University Departments
  7. ^ MTA Jövőkutatási Bizottság – nyitó lap
  8. ^ LIPSOR : Laboratoire d’Investigation en Prospective Stratégie et Organisation
  9. ^ Welcome to the National Intelligence Council (NIC)
  10. ^ Welcome to the Horizon Scanning centre
  11. ^ SUBITO! Research&Futures
  12. ^ Zukunftsinstitut | Wissen für die Wirtschaft von morgen
  13. ^ proGective – futures-oriented solutions
  14. ^ Welcome to the World Futures Studies Federation
  15. ^ IZT – Institut für Zukunftsstudien und Technologiebewertung: Homepage
  16. ^ FUTURE-INSTITUTE international | Zukunftsinstitut, Trend-Academy & Future-University – future studies, mega-trends, forsights, scenarios, timelines, utopia, visions
  17. ^ Facultad de Ciencias Jurídicas y Sociales – Universidad Nacional de La Plata
  18. ^ http://handbook.curtin.edu.au/units/13/13629.html
  19. ^ http://www.ocad.ca/programs/graduate_studies/mdes_strategic_foresight_innovation/
  20. ^ http://www.uexternado.edu.co
  21. ^ Universidad de los Andes|Departamento de Filosof&#237a
  22. ^ http://www.tukkk.fi/tutu/tva
  23. ^ LIPSOR : Laboratoire d’Investigation en Prospective Stratégie et Organisation
  24. ^ Tanszék: Jövőkutatás Tanszék
  25. ^ Università Gregoriana – Home Page
  26. ^ Maestría en Prospectiva Estratégica
  27. ^ Institute For Futures Research :::::: Home
  28. ^ http://www.ed.tku.edu.tw/develop
  29. ^ ¦ò¥ú¤j¾ÇªÀ·|¾Ç°|¥¼¨Ó¾Ç¨t©Ò
  30. ^ Introduction to Future Studies Topics
  31. ^ Global Options Home Page
  32. ^ http://www.futures.hawaii.edu/
  33. ^ Human Development & Consumer Science
  34. ^ Stanford Center for Foresight and Innovation
  35. ^ Regent University: School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship – Academics – MSF – Home
  36. ^ "Compressed Data; On a Futurists' Forum, Money Backs Up Predictions," The New York Times, April 1, 2002
  37. ^ Harkins
  38. ^ Passig
  39. ^ TAI
  40. ^ GOUX-BAUDIMENT
  41. ^ Feather
  42. ^ Cornish
  43. ^ Barker
  44. ^ John Brunner (novelist)
  45. ^ Tomsyck
  46. ^ Voros
  47. ^ Dyer
  48. ^ Retzbach
  49. ^ Lamb
  50. ^ Erickson
  51. ^ Metafuture
  52. ^ Alter our DNA or robots will take over, warns Hawking
  53. ^ Our species must move to another planet
  54. ^ European Journal of Futures Research
  55. ^ ISBN 1-59184-089-9Joel A. Barker and Scott W. Erickson
  56. ^ Emerald for Managers has changed
  57. ^ http://www.futureorientation.com/
  58. ^ Futures Research Quarterly Main Page
  59. ^ Minnesota Futurists
  60. ^ THE FUTURIST magazine
  61. ^ ISBN 0-415-30269-2Joseph Voros
  62. ^ International Institute of Forecasters
  63. ^ "International Strategic Management Review Journal". Elsevier. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  64. ^ Journal of Futures Studies
  65. ^ "Long Range Planning Journal". Elsevier. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  66. ^ Welcome to the World Futures Studies Federation

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