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Futures studies and the future of Africa

Futures studies and the future of Africa

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Published by Butterworth-Heinemann in Oxford .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Special issue.

Statementedited by Colin Blackman and Olugbenga Adesida.
SeriesFutures -- vol.26 (9)
ContributionsBlackman, Colin., Adesida, Olugbenga.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21278628M

Inayatullah is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Futures Studies and on the editorial boards of Futures, Prout Journal, East West Affairs, World Future Review, and has written more than journal articles, book chapters, encyclopaedia entries and magazine editorials.   — Ziauddin Sardar, Director, Centre for Postnormal Policy and Futures Studies, former Editor-in-Chief of Futures: The Journal of Policy, Planning and Future Studies "In these troubled times, this book offers a powerful framework for mixing knowledge and realism with bold and ambitious imagination for action.

PhD in Futures Studies in Cape Town, South Africa This PhD program in Cape Town is internationally accredited and is the only PhD degree of its kind in Africa. The PhD in futures studies of the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) builds on the School's MPhil in Futures Studies and forms part of its futures studies cluster of programs. The field of Futures Studies is about understanding how various futures will unfold; it is not about predicting the future. It analyses the interaction between a wide range of variables or forces, and distils from these forces those issues that will affect the future of a country, government, entity or individual.

Futures studies (also called futurology) is the study of postulating possible, probable, and preferable futures and the worldviews and myths that underlie them. There is a debate as to whether this discipline is an art or science. In general, it can be considered as a branch of the social sciences and parallel to the field of y studies the past, futures studies considers the future. The African Futures Project is an ongoing collaboration between the Pardee Center and the Institute for Security Studies (ISS). Headquartered in Pretoria, South Africa, ISS is a pan-African think-tank focused on issues of human security. The Pardee Center and ISS collaborate on research projects and publications across a broad range of human security and human development topics, as indicated.


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Edited by Brian Goldstone and Juan Obarrio. Civil wars, corporate exploitation, AIDS, and Ebola—but also democracy, burgeoning cities, and unprecedented communication and mobility: the future of Africa has never been more uncertain. Futures Volume 26 Number 9 Futures studies in Africa: 0 Adesida 5.

Cole, op cit, reference 3. Sardar, op cit, reference 2. See Mahdi Elmandjra in UNDP, Reclaiming the Future: A Manual on Futures Studies for African Planners (Riverton, Nj, Author: Olugbenga Adesida. The Journal of Futures Studies, Graduate Institute of Futures Studies.

Tamkang University. Taipei, Taiwan Tel: ext. Fax:   RECLAIMING THE FUTURE Futures studies in Africa Mahdi Elmandjra This article considers the status of futures studies and research in Africa. Compared to the position two decades ago, African planning services today represent a real achievement, and can act as the basis for advanced public policy by: 4.

African futures Key trends to Julia Bello-Schünemann, Jakkie Cilliers, Zachary Donnenfeld, Ciara Aucoin and Alex Porter Africa is undergoing several major transitions, including demographic, economic, technological, urban and socio-political. These transitions are all connected, and together they will shape the future of the Size: KB.

African futures: key trends to Africa is undergoing several major transitions, including demographic, economic, technological, urban and socio-political.

These transitions are all connected, and together they will shape the future of the continent. Looking to the future, Africa’s overall story reveals a positive trend. In this monograph the Institute for Security Studies and the Pardee Center for International Futures provide an extensive analysis of the projected course of African development to Combining the deep and wide knowledge of Africa within the ISS with extensive use of the IFs modelling system, this discussion goes beyond past work in a number of ways.

Futures Studies serves the needs of individuals, groups, organisations and governments that wish to gain an understanding of possible changes in their long-term future and to respond accordingly.

This is particularly important in the light of Africa’s and South Africa’s imperative to raise the quality of life. "The future" cannot be "predicted" because "the future" does not exist. Futures studies does not--or should not--pretend to predict "the future." It studies ideas about the future--what I usually call "images of the future"--which each individual (and group) has (often holding several conflicting images at.

The book begins by giving an extensive background about the subject on future studies. The author introduces such founders to the subject like Lasswell, Kahn, and RAND. Originally futures study/forecasting was primarily used by the s: 4. Futures of Technology in Africa, Jasper GROSSKURTH, The STT Netherlands Study Centre for Technology Trends (STT) explores futures at the crossroads of technology and society.

InSTT decided to initiate a foresight on ‘Technology in Developing Countries’. The Journal of Futures Studies is a globally-oriented, trans-disciplinary refereed journal.

Its mission is to develop high-quality, futures-oriented research and thinking, based on the evolving knowledge base of Futures Studies / Foresight. The Journal’s approach is: – Trans-disciplinary – Epistemologically diverse, seeking articles from empirical, interpretative, critical and action.

Godet’s indispensable book is Manuel de Prospective Stratégique, or “The Strategic Foresight Handbook,” which gives incredible detail about how to apply futures studies in a leadership context.

The English version of this book is called Creating Futures and has been largely overlooked. Books shelved as future-studies: Future Shock by Alvin Toffler, The Third Wave by Alvin Toffler, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari, Ho. There are dozens of universities around the world that teach courses in futures s cover the spectrum from short courses & single units to Masters Degree courses and PhDs.

Educational futures at the school level includes both introducing futures concepts and methods to school children, and also speculative research about what alternative approaches to school education might better. What is Futures Studies, what are the theories and methods underlying the field.

What are its basic concepts and metaphors, and how is it related to other academic fields. These are the core questions addressed in this book by a comprehensive assembly of distinguished scholars. They explore the enigma of why Futures Studies, despite its growing maturity as an intellectual endeavor, after more.

In chapter 2 Masini takes on definitions and characteristics of futures studies. Futures work is defined as extrapolative – projecting what is expected in the future from what is known about the past and present and normative – setting goals for a future state and ideating the circumstances, actions and intentions required to accomplish them.5/5(1).

Futures Studies, and he is the author of two books about the future of South Africa. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of.

These special, co-created Futures Literacy Laboratories have a proven track record in developing the capacity to ‘use-the-future’ for different reasons and using different methods on the ground.

UNESCO recently co-published a major academic book with Routledge, entitled: Transforming the Future: Anticipation in the 21st Century (). IZT works on inter- and transdisciplinary futures studies, sustainability design and technology assessment. It also investigates early identification of opportunities and risks, with a focus on transformation, participation and stakeholder integration.

Author of the article as of the book: Roman Retzbach ([email protected]; [email protected]) is a futurist for over 30 years and speaker of the ute, a global network of futures organizations.

Now available in paperback with a new preface from the author, Volume 2 of Foundations of Futures Studies moves beyond cultural relativism to critical evaluation. Bell compares depictions of the good society by utopian writers, describes objective methods of moral judgment, assesses religion and law as sources of what is morally right, documents the existence of universal human values, and Reviews: 4.Future studies, futures research or futurology, is the systematic, interdisciplinary and holistic study of social and technological advancement, and other environmental trends, often for the purpose of exploring how people will live and work in the tive techniques, such as forecasting, can be applied, but contemporary futures studies scholars emphasize the importance of.