Institute for Futures Studies is an independent research foundation that promotes future perspectives in research and public debate
Equality seems like a simple enough notion. It is about everybody having the same amount of whatever resources we care about. But is it really that simple? The American philosopher Larry Temkin tells us in an interview about his take on equality and on how this can be used when trying to achieve equality in society.
During the Swedish politician’s week in Visby, the government decided to appoint a scientific council for sustainable development. The council will strengthen the link between politics and academia.
The Digitalisation Commission, established by the Swedish government in 2012, has published an anthology where scholars and experts writes on how it is that Sweden has been so successful in digitization and what can be done to continue that success. Among the authors are Anders Ekholm and Bi Puranen, both from the Institute for Futures Studies.
At the Institute for Futures Studies, we treat discrimination as an import issue for the future. We are studying how it manifests itself, but we are also trying to understand how and why discrimination arises. One way to do this is to study the individual and his/hers prejudices.