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Publication date: 1 March 2006

Bruno Hérault

The paper aims to present an analysis of today's key themes in the field of public futures studies.

Abstract

Purpose

The paper aims to present an analysis of today's key themes in the field of public futures studies.

Design/methodology/approach

Compares publicly available research results on futures activities in countries including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, The Netherlands, Quebec, Sweden, the UK.

Findings

The paper shows that there are striking similarities between countries in terms of themes and topics for public futures study and also that the themes are relatively stable over time. However, specific topics are determined by the challenges of the day: the themes are abiding, the subjects are changing.

Originality/value

The paper offers an interesting approach of the state's changing roles and priorities across the world. To help readers go further, links to web sites of the most relevant futures studies institutions are provided.

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Foresight, vol. 8 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1463-6689

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Publication date: 1 November 2006

Bruno Hérault

This paper seeks to present the key actors in Germany in the field of public forecasting and futures studies.

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Purpose

This paper seeks to present the key actors in Germany in the field of public forecasting and futures studies.

Design/methodology/approach

Taking into account the highly decentralized nature of German institutions, and the reforms carried out since the reunification, it analyses the contributions of the main economic institutes and foundations of the country. It gives a detailed account of their methods, means, topics of research, and impact on public debate, together with up‐to‐date links to the main web sites.

Findings

The dominant approach tends to be economic forecasting, carried out by major institutes that rely on academic logic. Societal futures studies are not so well served and are less recognized.

Originality/value

Provides an insight into the state of futures research in Germany and its characteristics.

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Foresight, vol. 8 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1463-6689

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Article
Publication date: 4 September 2007

Jacques Richardson

The objective of the paper is to explain the motives for and against accelerated displacement of people from some countries to others. The evolving consequences of such

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Purpose

The objective of the paper is to explain the motives for and against accelerated displacement of people from some countries to others. The evolving consequences of such shifts are highlighted.

Design/methodology/approach

In a soft‐system analysis, the paper cites specialists in mass migration and the various attitudes inherent in different nations' experience, economic policy, and culture.

Findings

The study finds that migration has increased in absolute, yet not in relative numbers. It explains the reasons for this.

Originality/value

The thrust of this paper gives a markedly different interpretation of the nature of the world's migratory movements today as opposed to the view prevailing until late in the twentieth century.

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Foresight, vol. 9 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1463-6689

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Publication date: 1 January 2006

Jacques Richardson

To examine the survivability, in France, of what may be one of the world's oldest state planning bodies.

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Purpose

To examine the survivability, in France, of what may be one of the world's oldest state planning bodies.

Design/methodology/approach

This is a straightforward account of what is happening to centralized planning in a democratic state.

Findings

France's current government found the agency unneeded.

Practical implications

If the State Planning Agency in Paris is eliminated, France will have no centralized office for strategic planning.

Originality/value

The chronicle records the abolition of an entity recognized by government during the previous 60 years as being essential to its functioning.

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Foresight, vol. 8 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1463-6689

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Publication date: 1 January 2014

Jinjing Li, Cathal O’Donoghue and Gijs Dekkers

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Handbook of Microsimulation Modelling
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78350-570-8

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Publication date: 1 January 2006

Elia Marzal

The object of this research is the reconstruction of the existing legal response by European Union states to the phenomenon of immigration. It seeks to analyse the process…

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Purpose

The object of this research is the reconstruction of the existing legal response by European Union states to the phenomenon of immigration. It seeks to analyse the process of conferral of protection.

Design/methodology/approach

One main dimension is selected and discussed: the case law of the national courts. The study focuses on the legal status of immigrants resulting from the intervention of these national courts.

Findings

The research shows that although the courts have conferred an increasing protection on immigrants, this has not challenged the fundamental principle of the sovereignty of the states to decide, according to their discretionary prerogatives, which immigrants are allowed to enter and stay in their territories. Notwithstanding the differences in the general constitutional and legal structures, the research also shows that the courts of the three countries considered – France, Germany and Spain – have progressively moved towards converging solutions in protecting immigrants.

Originality/value

The research contributes to a better understanding of the different legal orders analysed.

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Managerial Law, vol. 48 no. 1/2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0558

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