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Realistic hope : facing global challenges

Author: Angela Wilkinson, (Strategic foresight counsellor); Betty S Flowers
Publisher: Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Realistic Hope is written by an international and influential collection of future shapers. It is aimed at anyone who is interested in learning to use open futures thinking to refresh the present,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Angela Wilkinson, (Strategic foresight counsellor); Betty S Flowers
ISBN: 9789462987241 9462987246
OCLC Number: 1040506986
Description: 280 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Making Globalisation Work / Carl J. Dahlman --
2. Energy: A Better Life with a Healthy Planet / Jeremy Bentham --
3. Are Major Wars More Likely in the Future? / Joëlle Jenny and Alyssa Stalsberg Canelli --
4. The Future of Work / Peter Schwartz --
5. Digital Technologies: Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining / Claire Naughtin and Stefan Hajkowicz --
6. Cities to the Rescue: A New Scale for Dealing with Climate Change / Keith Clarke, Vivianna Jiménez and Tim O'Riordan --
7. The Future of Global Poverty / Claudia Juech and Chukwudi Onike --
8. Transcending Boundaries: The Realistic Hope for Water / Alejandro Litovsky --
9. Health Systems: Doomed to Fail or About to Be Saved by a Copernican Shift? / Kristel Van der Elst and Rudi Pauwels --
10. Seeding the Future: Challenges to Global Food Systems / Ariella Helfgott and Joost Vervoort --
11. The Great Livestock Trade-off: Food Production, Poverty Alleviation, and Climate Change / Luke York and Claire Heffernan --
12. Rethinking Economics for Global Challenges / Christian Kastrop --
13. Leadership and the Future of Democratic Societies / Martin Mayer and Verena Ringier --
14. Prototyping the Future: A New Approach to Whole-ot-Society Visioning / Alenka Smerkolj and Timotej Šooš --
Five Principles of Realistic Hope / Angela Wilkinson and Betty Sue Flowers --
Epilogue: From the Eclipse of Utopia to the Restoration of Hope / Jay Ogilvy.
Responsibility: edited by Angela Wilkinson and Betty Sue Flowers.

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This book is a clear expression of the belief that vision, foresight, and multilateralism can deliver on our realistic hopes for a peaceful and prosperous future. - Angel Gurr a, Secretary-General, Read more...

 
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