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American Behavioral Scientist back issues
The future as a sociocultural problem: a personal ethnohistory.(Futures Studies in Higher Education)
November 1, 1998... A review of personal experiences in futures research and education projects provides grounded answers to questions about the theory, method, content, and application of futures in academic and practitioner realms. Case studies including the journal Cultural Futures Research, the annual...
Futures studies from the experience of a sociologist who tries to be a futurist.(Futures Studies in Higher Education)
November 1, 1998... Even though many futurists have been interested, or even trained, in the social sciences, the relationship between futures studies and the social sciences has been, and still is, ambivalent, especially at the institutional and academic level. In part this is because some social scientists,...
Making people responsible: the possible, the probable, and the preferable.
November 1, 1998... Relying only on explanations based on impersonal social forces and cultural imperatives that are viewed as inevitably leading to particular human behaviors is incomplete social analysis. Any adequate theory of modern society must include people as active, purposeful, and innovative beings...
Uncertainty and creativity.(Futures Studies in Higher Education)
November 1, 1998... In this article, three premises about the present of the world-system are stated from which four moral and political conclusions about the future of the world-system are drawn. The first half of the 21st century will, I believe, be far more difficult, more unsettling, and yet more open than...
The future lies behind! Thirty years of teaching futures studies.(Futures Studies in Higher Education)
November 1, 1998... Since futures studies has been a worldwide serious academic and consulting activity for more than 30 years, why have people never heard of it-or at least why do they know so little about it? The author briefly outlines his own teaching and consulting experiences in futures studies since 1967...