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Clement Bezold is a political scientist, author, futurist and a founder of the Institute for Alternative Futures (IAF) as well as its for-profit subsidiary Alternative Futures Associates. Bezold was a major developer of "foresight" techniques - applying futures research and strategic planning methods in both the public and private sectors.
Bezold received Ph.D political science from the University of Florida.
In 1977, Bezold established the Institute for Alternative Futures in Alexandria, Virginia. Its goal was to encourage "Anticipatory Democracy'. He leads the Disparity Reducing Advances (DRA) Project and the Project on Foresight for Smart Globalization at IAF.
Bezold has written or edited more than ten books related to the future, particularly on the future of health care. He serves as the Consulting Editor for the Journal of Futures Studies and sits on the editorial advisory boards of the journals Foresight: The International Journal of Applied Forecasting, Technology Forecasting and Social Change and World Future Review. Bezold is a frequent public speaker.
Books, Reports & Selected Articles
- Anticipatory Democracy: People in Politics of the Future (1978)
- Anticipatory Democracy Revisited
- The Biomonitoring Futures Project Final Report and Recommendations
- Most Important Disparity Reducing Advances in US Healthcare
- The Future of Chiropractic: Optimizing Health Gains
- The Future of Chiropractic Revisited: 2005 to 2015
- The Future of Complementary and Alternative Approaches (CAAs) in US Health Care
- The Future of Health and Health Care in Latin America and the Prospects of Health for All
- 2020 Visions: Health Care Information, Standards, and Technologies.
- Healthy People in a Healthy World: The Belmont Vision for Health Care in America
- The Future of Work and Health (1985)
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