Annotated ibliography of futures studies books, articles and resources


















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THE PILLARS OF FUTURES STUDIES

Sohail Inayatullah
 
MAPPING THE PRESENT AND FUTURE
                    
                    Shared History
                    Environmental Scanning
                    Making sense of the scanning - Futures Triangle
                                         Push, pull, weight
                    Strategic mapping  Futures Landscape
                    
ANTICIPATING THE FUTURE (disturbing the map)
 
                    Emerging issues Analysis 
                    Futures Wheel  the consequences of issues
                    Sorting by Impact, Actionable
 
TIMING THE FUTURE - MACROHISTORY AND THE MACROFUTURE 
 
                    Linear, cyclical, bifurcation, pendulum, spiral
                    Implications of grand thinkers on long term trends
 
 
DEEPENING THE FUTURE (unpacking worldviews, paradigms, assumptions)
 
                    Causal Layered Analysis
                    Ways of Knowing
                    Inner and outer mapping, Four quadrants
 
CREATING ALTERNATIVES TO THE PRESENT 
 
Scenarios
                    Single diver
                    Double driver - GBN
                    Content archetype - Stevenson
                    Structure archetype - Dator
                    Probable, preferable, possible, plausible  World Future Society
                    Contradictions - Galtung
                    Disowned and Integrated Futures - Stones
 
Social Innovation
                    Nuts and Bolts
                    
 
TRANSFORMING THE PRESENT AND CREATING THE FUTURE
 
                    Uses of the Future
                    Visioning
                     	Analytic
                     	Questioning
                     	Unconscious
                    Backcasting
                    Anticipatory Action Learning
                    Transcend Conflict resolution method 

 

                

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