Foresight: Volume 2 Issue 4


The journal of future studies, strategic thinking and policy

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Tips and pitfalls of the futures studies trade

Sohail Inayatullah

This essay outlines some of the crucial points to be taken into consideration by futurists‐in‐training in order to avoid the many mistakes which can be easily made. These…

The price of oil in a world of equals

Hugo Chávez Frías

Whether the price of oil is too high or too low depends on the point of reference being used. The industrialized countries want oil producing countries to think that the…

The future of oil and energy: consequences for oil producing countries

Frank Bracho

Conventional wisdom in the oil world is that the issue in the future will not be a lack of demand but a scarcity of oil. But this view is challenged by less conventional…


From the fossil fuel era to the age of light

Hazel Henderson

This article traces global economic trends and sources of energy from the fossil fuel era of the Industrial Age to the Information and Solar Age. Keynesian economics as…


Policy futures for UK health

Charlotte Dargie

This article reports on a research project, established to explore future trends and issues in population health and health care in the UK forward to 2015. The aim of the…

Knowledge translation: a new perspective on knowledge transfer and foresight

Edward Major, Martyn Cordey‐Hayes

This article builds on existing concepts and models of knowledge transfer, presenting a conceptual framework of an integrated knowledge transfer process. It introduces the…


Emerging economic sectors in the third millennium: leisure time era begins to dominate US economy by 2015

Grahm T.T. Molitor

This second article in a series of six focuses on leisure as one of the impending waves of economic activity projected to dominate the advanced economies over the course…

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