Implication of two new paradigms for futures studies

Hideg, Éva (2002) Implication of two new paradigms for futures studies. Futures, 34 (3-4). pp. 283-294. DOI 10.1016/S0016-3287(01)00044-1

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This study was published secondly in Knowledge Base of Futures Studies. Professional Edition. Slaughter, R. ed. Melbourne: Foresight International, 2005. (ISBN:0975735403)


The paper considers the emergence of two recent perspectives in futures work. One is evolutionary futures studies. The other is critical futures studies. After describing aspects of each, the paper considers them as alternative rival paradigms in relation to criteria that include: the role of the human being as a subject, the role of interpretation and differences in methodological premises. It concludes that both have contributed to the development of futures methods but that a number of theoretical and methodological problems still remain unsolved.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Futures Research
ID Code:396
Deposited By: Ádám Hoffmann
Deposited On:22 Jun 2011 12:20
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