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By Marjolein van Asselt,Susan van 't Klooster,Philip van Notten,Livia A. Smits

Assessing the longer term is key in informing public coverage judgements. essentially the most frequent methods is the advance of situations, that are substitute hypothetical futures. examine has indicated, despite the fact that, that the truth of the way pros move approximately applying situations is frequently starkly at odds with the idea - a discovering that has very important ramifications for a way the ensuing photographs of the longer term can be interpreted. It additionally indicates the necessity for rewriting and updating theory.

This e-book, in accordance with a radical 5 yr learn of the way specialists truly cross approximately assessing the long run, presents a groundbreaking exam of foresighting in motion. got through ethnographic thoughts, the consequences lay naked for the 1st time the genuine tactics wherein eventualities are made. it's also the 1st e-book to check foresighting for public coverage, that's so frequently ignored in favour of commercial perform. From dealing with of discontinuity to historic determinism, the research finds and explains why foresight is hard and what the key pitfalls are. every one bankruptcy ends with a toolkit of techniques for perform. The publication goals to assist readers to mirror on their lonesome practices of public-oriented foresight and hence to foster a deeper knowing of the foremost ideas and demanding situations. finally, this can result in larger knowledgeable determination making.

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