Foresight: Volume 17 Issue 2


The journal of future studies, strategic thinking and policy

Table of contents - Special Issue: Who rules the world?

Six treatments of global ruling power/governance and prospects for the future: an overview*

Dennis R. Morgan

The aim of this paper is to test and explore the hypothesis global ruling power, as well as review the six approaches featured in the special edition on global governance/ruling…

Transforming global governance: images of futures from people on the periphery

Anita Sykes-Kelleher

The topics of an emerging planetary civilisation and its common affairs, global problems requiring coordinated worldwide responses and contested forms of globalisation are…

Alternative futures of global governance: scenarios and perspectives from the Global South

Shermon O. Cruz

The purpose of this paper is to provide a critical and informative exploration of the emerging roles and rising influence of the Global South in shaping the future of global…


Bow down all 7 billion: the compressed spheres of global governance

Frederick Ahen

This paper aims to answer two questions: How do technologies of governance explain how global governance is enacted? and What alternatives can be proposed for a sustainable future…

The end of democracy as we knew it

Bernd Hamm

This paper aims to summarize the major theoretical elements in the definition of a global ruling class. It then examines how neoconservatives in the USA took power and used regime…


Globalization, technology and the transnational capitalist class

Jerry Harris

The purpose of this paper is to explore how capitalism has developed into a deeply integrative economic system of financial investments and manufacturing. This process of…


We rule the world: an emerging global class fraction?

Georgina Murray

– The purpose of this paper is to investigate who rules the world. The hypothesis is that it is the 0.1 per cent of owners and controllers of capital.

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