Foresight: Volume 9 Issue 1


The journal of future studies, strategic thinking and policy

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The current state of scenario development: an overview of techniques

Peter Bishop, Andy Hines, Terry Collins

The paper aims to review all the techniques for developing scenarios that have appeared in the literature, along with comments on their utility, strengths and weaknesses.


From future states to images of identity

Derek Wallace

The aim of this paper is to review the use of scenario‐building at the central government level in New Zealand and to consider an alternative technique – national imaging


Expert groups as production units for shared knowledge in energy foresights

Jan Erik Karlsen, Hanne Karlsen

This article seeks to investigate the knowledge sharing processes in expert teams working with foresighting, creating knowledge for and about the future in electronic work groups.

Water and energy for the Middle East: currency for peace

Marvin Baker Schaffer

The objective of this article is to propose the use of nuclear power to provide electricity and wide‐scale desalination to meet future population growth in Israel and a

Marshall plan for Haiti: initial project of the global partnership for development

Pavel Nováček, Peter Mederly, Pierre C. Armand, Irena Skácelová

The purpose of the study is to formulate future‐oriented vision of development for Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.


Quebec confronting its future: some tools for public decision making

Aurélien Colson

This paper seeks to analyse the tools and initiatives developed in the public sector in Quebec to anticipate futures challenges.

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