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Social forecasting, future studies

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Shaping the Future on Haida Gwaii Life beyond Settler Colonialism

Shaping the Future on Haida Gwaii Life beyond Settler Colonialism

Author: Joseph Weiss Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2018

This book will appeal to scholars and students of Indigenous studies, particularly in anthropology, ethnography, sociology, and history. Researchers planning to work with communities will learn from the author's reflections on conducting ethnographic fieldwork with First Nations.

Can Singapore Fall?: Making The Future For Singapore

Can Singapore Fall?: Making The Future For Singapore

Author: Siong Guan (Lee Kuan Yew School Of Public Policy, Nus, S'pore) Lim Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/08/2018

Lim Siong Guan, Singapore's former Head of Civil Service (1999-2005) was the Institute of Policy Studies' 4th S R Nathan Fellow for the Study of Singapore. This book contains edited versions of the three IPS-Nathan Lectures he gave between September and November 2017, and highlights of his dialogue with the audience.Lim addresses the question, 'Can Singapore Fall?', by examining the state of Singapore today and proposing what Singapore and Singaporeans must do in order to prevent economic and social decline. Taking inspiration from Sir John Glubb's essay, The Fate of Empires and Search for Survival, Lim urges Singaporeans to counter decline by observing the 'three legs of honour': Trust, Diversity, and Excellence. These include becoming a gracious society and building up a culture of innovation, excellence and outwardness.Lim also reminds us that cultural change takes a generational effort to effect; for change to happen, Singaporeans must thus act with urgency and act now for the well-being of future generations.The IPS-Nathan Lectures series was launched in 2014 as part of the S R Nathan Fellowship for the Study of Singapore. The S R Nathan Fellow delivers a series of lectures during their term to advance public understanding and discussion of issues of critical national interest.

Can Singapore Fall?: Making The Future For Singapore

Can Singapore Fall?: Making The Future For Singapore

Author: Siong Guan (Lee Kuan Yew School Of Public Policy, Nus, S'pore) Lim Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/08/2018

Lim Siong Guan, Singapore's former Head of Civil Service (1999-2005) was the Institute of Policy Studies' 4th S R Nathan Fellow for the Study of Singapore. This book contains edited versions of the three IPS-Nathan Lectures he gave between September and November 2017, and highlights of his dialogue with the audience.Lim addresses the question, 'Can Singapore Fall?', by examining the state of Singapore today and proposing what Singapore and Singaporeans must do in order to prevent economic and social decline. Taking inspiration from Sir John Glubb's essay, The Fate of Empires and Search for Survival, Lim urges Singaporeans to counter decline by observing the 'three legs of honour': Trust, Diversity, and Excellence. These include becoming a gracious society and building up a culture of innovation, excellence and outwardness.Lim also reminds us that cultural change takes a generational effort to effect; for change to happen, Singaporeans must thus act with urgency and act now for the well-being of future generations.The IPS-Nathan Lectures series was launched in 2014 as part of the S R Nathan Fellowship for the Study of Singapore. The S R Nathan Fellow delivers a series of lectures during their term to advance public understanding and discussion of issues of critical national interest.

Social Influence Strategies for Environmental Behavior Change Second Edition

Social Influence Strategies for Environmental Behavior Change Second Edition

Author: Ben Tyson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/08/2018

Ageing Matters European Policy Lessons from the East

Ageing Matters European Policy Lessons from the East

Author: John Doling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/08/2018

The implications of population ageing have long concerned politicians, policy makers and governmental and non-governmental organizations in the welfare states of Europe. However, an ageing workforce is increasingly a matter of concern for the developed and fast-developing countries of Asia. Japan leads the field in this respect on account of the speed of its postwar economic development. But the little tigers of Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan are poised to catch up, and Malaysia, though in the second tier of developing Asian economics, faces the prospect of population ageing sufficient to daunt an as yet under-prepared infrastructure for old age support. This book is the first to examine in detail the experiences and prospects of population ageing in those Asian countries with the highest GDP per capita. The authors pose the question to what extent Asia and 'old Europe' can learn from each other in terms of policy planning. The first section of the book sets out the field in terms of the demographic characteristics and policy predicaments of European and Asian countries. The second section presents case-studies of six countries: Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Malaysia.

Future Trends A Guide to Decision Making and Leadership in Business

Future Trends A Guide to Decision Making and Leadership in Business

Author: Lawrence R. Samuel Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/08/2018

Future Trends: A Guide to Decision Making and Leadership in Business is the first and only book to link a decision-making and leadership platform to trends pointing to the future. By identifying sixty global, long-term trends and detailing how businesspeople can leverage them in both the short- and long-term, the book provides readers with a powerful body of knowledge unavailable anywhere else. In Future Trends, consultant and futurist Larry Samuel: *Identifies sixty significant and opportunistic global, long-term trends; *Details how businesspeople can leverage each trend in both the short- and long-term via a decision-making and leadership platform; *Helps readers be recognized as a trusted source and go-to person in their respective field by becoming more fluent in the future; *Takes a 360-degree, holistic view of tomorrow by examining cultural, economic, political, social, scientific, and technological trends; *Steers clear from here-today-gone-tomorrow things and experiences that comprise most glimpses into the emerging cultural landscape Future Trends is divided into six sections covering Cultural Trends, Economic Trends, Political Trends, Social Trends, Scientific Trends, and Technological Trends. Each section includes ten trends that indicate where the world is heading. Many futurists focus on technology, forgetting the fact that the ways in which people actually live their lives are shaped by many other factors. Future Trends thus takes a 360-degree, holistic view of tomorrow, offering readers a fuller understanding of life on Earth over the next couple of decades.

2062: The World that AI Made

2062: The World that AI Made

Author: Toby Walsh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2018

Navigate A Prospection of Nigeria's Future to 2030

Navigate A Prospection of Nigeria's Future to 2030

Author: Olumayowa Okediran Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/07/2018

Future Courses of Human Societies Critical Reflections from the Natural and Social Sciences

Future Courses of Human Societies Critical Reflections from the Natural and Social Sciences

Author: Kleber Ghimire Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/06/2018

The future as a field of inquiry, debate or forecasts continues to flourish. However, this book differs from existing literature in several important ways. It is not another publication on future scenarios guided by a linear technological fix - nor is it simply a volume of new statistics on economic, demographic or geopolitical developments. Rather, Future Courses of Human Societies explores and builds a general framework for the long-term evolution of human societies. Drawing upon a wide range of insights from across the social and natural sciences, the authors of this title present original, exploratory methodological and analytical approaches to examining the future. Encouraging the reader to deepen their knowledge and encourage critical thinking, three themes are considered in their complexity and multi-dimensionality: technological innovations; future `progress'; and the critical aspect of organizing collective life in the future. Furthermore, in contrast to previous studies which have embraced a relatively short time-span, this text incorporates perspectives from the immediate to the distant future, extending to several centuries and even millennia. An interdisciplinary and internationally comprehensive volume, Future Courses of Human Societies is a key source for students and researchers interested in fields such as future studies, technology in society, interdisciplinary learnings on social and natural sciences and future economic and political evolutions.

A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet

A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet

Author: Jason W. Moore, Raj Patel Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/05/2018

Nature, money, work, care, food, energy, and lives: these are the seven things that have made our world and will shape its future. In making these things cheap, modern commerce has transformed, governed, and devastated Earth. In A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things, Raj Patel and Jason W. Moore present a new approach to analyzing today's planetary emergencies. Bringing the latest ecological research together with histories of colonialism, indigenous struggles, slave revolts, and other rebellions and uprisings, Patel and Moore demonstrate that throughout history, crises have always prompted fresh strategies to make the world cheap and safe for capitalism. At a time of crisis in all seven cheap things, innovative and systemic thinking is urgently required. This book proposes a radical new way of understanding-and reclaiming-the planet in the turbulent twenty-first century.

Zukunftstrends - Ein berblick

Zukunftstrends - Ein berblick

Author: Martin R Textor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/05/2018

The Coming War with China A Semi-Fictional Future

The Coming War with China A Semi-Fictional Future

Author: Harry I Nimon Dba Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/03/2018