Foresight: Volume 13 Issue 4


The journal of future studies, strategic thinking and policy

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The Mediterranean Union: what fate's in store?

Jacques Richardson

The aim of this editorial is to update an earlier paper published in foresight concerning the status and likely evolution of the proposed Union for the Mediterranean.


Facing the fold: from the eclipse of Utopia to the restoration of hope

Jay Ogilvy

The objective of this paper is to make a case for a scenaric stance that holds high road and low road futures in mind at once. Opening with regrets about the total eclipse


Being without existing: the futures community at a turning point? A comment on Jay Ogilvy's “Facing the fold”

Riel Miller

The purpose of this paper is to put the paper by Jay Ogilvy in the context of current debates around the philosophical foundations of future studies.

Using Futures 2.0 to manage intractable futures: the case of weight loss

Alex Soojung‐Kim Pang

Futurists have tended to take little interest in the hard work of implementing changes necessary to reach particular futures. This paper aims to argue that the field


Using an adaptive scenarios approach to establish strategies for tomorrow's workplace

Ruth Saurin, John Ratcliffe

This paper aims to demonstrate that it is important to have a methodological process that is reflexive and flexible to achieve fluid interactions that add rigour and


The uses and limits of visionary scenarios: learning from the African experience

Adam Gordon

There has been no shortage of rosy visions for the future of Africa or its regions. Almost without exception, these visions have been dashed by reality. The question

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