The social-psychological aspects of prospective practices and ‘foresight’ interventions

Over the weekend I had a mini-revelation about some of the key issues in ‘foresight’ activities, what I think I’d like to make a stronger focus in my doctoral research (without a major shift in direction), and what I think, overall, needs far more practitioner and scholarly attention. In this post I want to sketch …

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Trends and themes in research on ‘foresight’ activities

Over the past decade or so scholars have increasingly scrutinised and reflected on practices like scenario planning, visioning, ‘Foresight’ (in science policy), corporate foresight, and environmental assessments. These studies help to ground and direct my own doctoral research. These studies aim to better understand or to clarify: The influence/impacts of these exercises, and how this …

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