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Futures Research, Newsletter of the International Sociological Association, Research Committee 07, 17 (November 2003): 3-5.
Pp. 213-32 in Howard F. Didsbury, Jr. (ed.), 21st Century Opportunities and Challenges: An Age of Destruction or an Age of Transformation. Bethesda, MD: World Future Society, 2003.
Pp. 151-59 in Arthur B. Shostak (ed.), Viable Utopian Ideas: Shaping a Better World, Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2003.
Utopias – whether philosophical, literary, or actual experiments – are attempts to solve all social problems. In the wake of the attack on the World Trade Center, unfolding corporate scandals, and other devastating shocks, it is natural to search for practical lessons in utopian...
Oxford University Press.
Several of the world’s leading scholars present critical analyses (both conceptual and empirical) of important substantive themes on political parties in contemporary democracies. They critically re-examine the classic concepts and typologies that have guided research in...
Futures, 38 (10) (December 2006): 1179-1189. Available online at ScienceDirect:
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Abstract: Eleonora Barbieri Masini’s lifetime contributions as visionary sociologist and pioneering futurist are well known. Less well known, perhaps, are her roles as vital catalyst in organizing comparative research on the role and status of women and as activist...
Futures, Volume 34, Issues 3–4, April 2002, Pages 235–247
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Abstract: Criticisms of futures studies ought to be evaluated in comparison with those of other fields. For example, compared to the established disciplines, futures studies is less fragmented and has many positive features. Also, controversies among futurists do not...
Princeton University Press, Paperback, March 2005
American society today is shaped not nearly as much by vast open spaces as it is by vast, bureaucratic organizations. Over half the working population toils away at enterprises with 500 or more employees–up from zero percent in 1800. Is this institutional immensity the...
Journal of Futures Studies 6 (3) (February 2002): 1-20
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The terrorist acts of September 11 raise the question of the relevance of Samuel P Huntington’s thesis of the clash of civilizations, which says that broad cultural differences are becoming the most central and dangerous dimension of emerging global politics. In...
Leske & Budrich
Pp. 33-52 in James A. Dator (ed.), Advancing Futures: Futures Studies in Higher Education. Westport, CT: Praeger Studies on the 21st Century, 2002.
Pp. 125-40 in Reimon Bachika (ed.), Traditional Religion and Culture in a New Era, Piscataway, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2002.
Pp. xi-xvi in David Hicks, Lessons for the Future: The Missing Perspective in Education, London: Routledge-Falmer, 2002.
Paperback. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press.
This book presents the results of an extensive study of old age and aging, ranging from 70 to 100 years, that was carried out by psychologists, sociologists, physicians, and scientists from a variety of other disciplines. A random sample of more than 500 senior residents of the...
Section Editor, Oxford: Elsevier Science.
This Encyclopedia is the first attempt in a generation to map the social and behavioral sciences on a grand scale. Not since the publication in 1968 of the International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, edited by David L. Sills, has there been such an ambitious project to...