On the Horizon: Volume 21 Issue 1


Table of contents - Special Issue: The theoretical basis of futures studies

Guest Editors: Roberto Poli

Overcoming divides

Roberto Poli

The purpose of this paper is to explain why finding a theory for futures studies is such a demanding task. In particular, the paper paves the way towards a theoretical framework

Resilience: Outcome, Process, Emergence, Narrative (OPEN) theory

Astier M. Almedom

The purpose of this paper is to synthesize coherent theory that identifies and links the cognitive and structural elements in both the psychosocial and organizational dimensions


Towards an ontology of the present moment

Anthony Hodgson

The purpose of this paper is to propose that conceptions of time and future that are currently in use restrict the possibilities for framing decision making. By privileging the

Universal perspectivism: transcending “facta” and “futura” through foresight theory building

Erik F. Øverland

Contemporary foresight activities are increasingly dominated by commitment to research methods and an ambition to found a sound theory of futures thinking. Arguably, there has


A theoretical frame for future studies

Andrée C. Ehresmann

Future studies can be given several interpretations. The purpose of this paper is to develop a methodology for anticipation in a well delimited frame, that of multi‐scale complex


A formal approach for designing creative futures based on C‐K theory

Patrick Corsi

Despite an increasingly explicit professional nature, the futures studies field has suffered an increasing constraining to a collection of specific techniques. The purpose of this

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