The Future Landscape

Publication year: 2008

Jenny Andersson

This preliminary study of central actors in the future landscape argues that there is a spectrum from institutions claiming independent expertise and scientific certainty about the future, to those focused on social creation of knowledge through participation and public debate. These shifting dimensions in claims to scientific rationality and political control are discernible in definitions of future studies as an activity of knowledge production.

Download Working Paper 2008 no.5

Publication year: 2008

Jenny Andersson

This preliminary study of central actors in the future landscape argues that there is a spectrum from institutions claiming independent expertise and scientific certainty about the future, to those focused on social creation of knowledge through participation and public debate. These shifting dimensions in claims to scientific rationality and political control are discernible in definitions of future studies as an activity of knowledge production.

Download Working Paper 2008 no.5