Integal futures based on the paradigm approach

Hideg, Éva (2013) Integal futures based on the paradigm approach. Futures, 45 (Spec.). pp. 6-15. DOI 10.1016/j.futures.2012.11.007

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The study discusses the interpretation of integral futures in the context of paradigm. The dynamic matrix model of futures paradigm has been developed for carrying out meta-analysis of futures. As a result of meta-analysis integral futures and its new paradigms are defined by way of reconstructing futures paradigm history as responses to changing societal needs and through the outcomes of dynamic and comparative analysis of futures paradigms. The study sets the argument that integral futures: a) is entering a new phase in development of futures that responses to societal demands for sustainability, democratic participation and continuous knowledge production and integration, b) it is the phase of cooperation building between theoretical and practical futures, c) it is the complementary development of co-evolutionary and participatory paradigms, d) it unfolds further research perspectives for futures.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:paradigm, meta-analysis, futures research, futures studies, integral futures
Subjects:Futures Research
ID Code:1259
Deposited By: Ádám Hoffmann
Deposited On:19 Jun 2013 05:41
Last Modified:19 Jun 2013 05:53

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