Foresight: Volume 3 Issue 1


The journal of future studies, strategic thinking and policy

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Marching to the same beat: defence and the future of Europe

Jacques G. Richardson

Moves to create a single European defence force come as the region embarks on a new phase of enlargement. So does this represent the ultimate challenge for federalism? And…


E‐government: developing state communications in a free media environment

Douglas A. Galbi

If governments are really to stimulate the information society, they must lead from the front. That means redesigning government communications from the ground up, in ways…

More evolution than revolution: transition management in public policy

Jan Rotmans, René Kemp, Marjolein van Asselt

Transitions are transformation processes in which society changes in a fundamental way over a generation or more. Although the goals of a transition are ultimately chosen…


Managing risks in biotechnology: can we learn from nuclear power?

Galina Gaivoronskaia, Knut Erik Solem

The potential of biotechnology to cure disease and feed the Third World has not eased public disquiet about its safety. In the rush to commercialization, can lessons be…

Emerging economic sectors in the third millennium: a pit stop on the path to cleaner energy

Graham T.T. Molitor

Thermonuclear fusion is on the way, and beyond it the promise of limitless power derived from hydrogen in water and air. The challenge for the next few years will be to…

Achieving critical mass: a global research network in systems engineering

Arturo Molina, Carlos F. Bremer, Walter Eversheim

It is no coincidence that the universities were pioneers of the internet, for the medium lends itself uniquely well to academic debate and collaboration. We call this…

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