The Next Three Futures: Paradigms of Things to Come / Edition 1

The Next Three Futures: Paradigms of Things to Come / Edition 1

by W. Warren Wagar
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275940497

ISBN-13: 9780275940492

Pub. Date: 09/28/1991

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Wagar pulls together all aspects of futures studies in this unique volume--comprising a vital introduction to, and defense of, the impressive array of futurist inquiry. The book examines how futurists think and work. It compares and analyzes their ideas on a wide range of topics, including the environment, politics, economics, war and peace, and sociocultural issues.

Overview

Wagar pulls together all aspects of futures studies in this unique volume--comprising a vital introduction to, and defense of, the impressive array of futurist inquiry. The book examines how futurists think and work. It compares and analyzes their ideas on a wide range of topics, including the environment, politics, economics, war and peace, and sociocultural issues. Wagar also shows how the three ideological paradigms within the futures field, the technoliberal, the radical, and the countercultural, play a role in the study of the future.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275940492
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/28/1991
Series:
Contributions in Sociology Ser.
Pages:
190
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Edward Cornish

Prologue: Teaching the Future

Futures Inquiry

The State of the Art

Past Futures

Paradigms

Alternative Futures

The Future of the Earth

The Future of Wealth and Power

The Future of War and Peace

Epilogue: The Next Three Futures

Suggested Reading

Index

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