What Trends Are Changing Your Future?

wfrThe World Future Review spring issue is online! For a limited time, enjoy free access to the first SAGE-published issue of this dynamic journal of strategic foresight, including articles, book reviews and more on a range of current topics in the field of futures studies. WFR managing editor Lane Jennings writes in the introduction:

Included in this issue are articles by Shing-Ko Liang on how traditional Chinese classics and innovative content are being combined to offer an undergraduate major, as well as graduate-level courses, in futures studies at Fo Guang University in Taiwan; another by James M. Higgins on the declining long-term outlook for jobs in the U.S. economy; and Michael Marien on Three Paths Forward—comparing prospects for Earth’s future as envisioned by Jorgen Randers, Ervin Laszlo, and the January 2012 Report of the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Global Sustainability.

Our featured futurist interview this time is with professor Mark Katz of George Mason who offers his assessment of volatile conditions in the Middle East drawn from his research for his latest book: Leaving Without Losing: The War abundanceon Terror After Iraq and Afghanistan.

Books reviewed in this issue include The New Limits of Education Policy by Roger Benjamin; Abundance by Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler; Seeds, Science, and Struggle by Abby Kinchy; and The Infinite Resource by Ramez Naam.

WFR is accepting submissions from contributors worldwide whose essays fall within the broad spectrum defined as “futures research.” This encompasses both an evolving philosophy and a range of specific techniques primarily aimed at assisting decision-makers to better understand the potential consequences of present and future decisions by developing images of alternative futures.

wf2013logo324by148Interested in learning about the trends changing your future? This July, the World Future Society’s annual conference, WorldFuture 2013: Exploring the Next Horizon, brings together the world’s premier minds to discuss the long-range future of science, technology, humanity, government, religion and many other topics. Click here to learn more and watch highlights from last year’s conference.

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About Cynthia Nalevanko, Senior Editor, SAGE Publishing

Founded in 1965, SAGE is the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher. Known for our commitment to quality and innovation, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students across a broad range of subject areas. With over 1500 employees globally from principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC, and Melburne, our publishing program includes more than 1000 journals and over 900 books, reference works and databases a year in business, humanities, social sciences, science, technology and medicine. Believing passionately that engaged scholarship lies at the heart of any healthy society and that education is intrinsically valuable, SAGE aims to be the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher. This means playing a creative role in society by disseminating teaching and research on a global scale, the cornerstones of which are good, long-term relationships, a focus on our markets, and an ability to combine quality and innovation. Leading authors, editors and societies should feel that SAGE is their natural home: we believe in meeting the range of their needs, and in publishing the best of their work. We are a growing company, and our financial success comes from thinking creatively about our markets and actively responding to the needs of our customers.

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