Futures is a “journal of policy, planning and futures studies”. Of particular interest to i2S is that it covers “methods and practices of futures studies”. Articles of relevance in 2014 included an assessment of policy against criteria for post-normal science, promoting the use of fuzzy cognitive maps, pluralistic backcasting and several articles on transdisciplinarity. Many articles are case studies of the application of futures methods, including scenarios.
In 2015 Futures featured a special issue on Transdisciplinarity 2004-2014, taking stock of what has been achieved in transdisicplinary education and research during the last 10 years. It can be found at: https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/futures/vol/65.
More generally, the journal concerns itself with “medium and long-term futures of cultures and societies, science and technology, economics and politics, environment and the planet and individuals and humanity.” The journal “seeks to examine possible and alternative futures of all human endeavours” and promotes “divergent and pluralistic visions, ideas and opinions about the future.”
Posted: September 2009
Last modified: July 2020