Richard Slaughter

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Dr Richard Slaughter
BornRichard Slaughter
Late 1945
London, London
EducationLancaster University, PhD. futures studies,1982
SubjectFutures studies, journalism, Integral perspective, social innovation
Literary movementFutures studies
Notable worksDirector at Foresight International
Foundation professor at Foresight International
published 20 books on futures studies

Richard Slaughter is a scholar and writer in the field of futures studies, applied foresight and social innovation. He is the co-director of Foresight International, and has guest edited the journals Futures[1] and foresight.[2] His work has centred on developing the theory and practice of futures in education; the transition from empirical to critical futures work; bringing Integral theory into futures, and working with others to stimulate effective responses to what he regards as a "global emergency" created, in part, by the confluence of peak oil and global warming.[citation needed]

In 2009 the special issue of Futures on Integral Futures that was edited by Slaughter was voted one of the "most important futures works of 2008" by the Association of Professional Futurists.[1]

Founded in 1999 at the Swinburne University of Technology, the Australian Foresight Institute was designed as a specialized research and post-graduate teaching unit. A research program on Creating and Sustaining Social Foresight was funded and supported by the Pratt Foundation and produced a series of monographs.[3]

The institute was disestablished in 2005, with the teaching program subsumed into Swinburne University of Technology's Faculty of Business and Enterprise, with the new name of The Strategic Foresight Program.

Selected works[edit]

  • Birds in Bermuda. Bermuda Bookstores Ltd., Hamilton, Bermuda: ix + 158pp (1975) With photographs by the author.
  • Recovering the Future. Grad. School of Environ. Science, Monash University, Melbourne: iv + 189 pp (1988) ISBN 0-86746-667-7
  • Studying the Future, Bicentennial Futures Education Project. Commission For the Future, Melbourne: xiv + 82 pp (1989) ISBN 0-642-14281-5


  1. ^ a b "Futures and integral futures". Foresight. 15 April 1975. Retrieved 24 December 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Guest editorial from: foresight, Volume 11, Issue 5". foresight. Emerald. 15 April 1975. Retrieved 24 December 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Ten Foresight Monographs". 25 August 2013. Retrieved 20 December 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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