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1. Three thousand years of futures

1. Three thousand years of futures  

Jennifer M. Gidley

in The Future: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
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9780191799549
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10.1093/actrade/9780198735281.003.0002
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By understanding how humans in the past have framed the future, we can gain a deeper appreciation of the significance of futures thinking. ‘Three thousand years of futures’ explores the ... More
Conclusion

Conclusion  

Jennifer M. Gidley

in The Future: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2017
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10.1093/actrade/9780198735281.003.0008
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Futures studies is the art and science of taking responsibility for the long-term consequences of our decisions and our actions today. The Conclusion proposes that once we know there is not ... More
5. Technotopian or human-centred futures?

5. Technotopian or human-centred futures?  

Jennifer M. Gidley

in The Future: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2017
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10.1093/actrade/9780198735281.003.0006
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A vital question with regard to the future is how we deal with human futures. While high-tech futures are of interest to some futurists, many futures scholars are focused on the potential ... More
4. Crystal balls, flying cars, and robots

4. Crystal balls, flying cars, and robots  

Jennifer M. Gidley

in The Future: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2017
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9780191799549
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10.1093/actrade/9780198735281.003.0005
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In spite of the substantial body of futures literature with its conceptual and methodological innovation and engagement with real world issues, misconceptions abound in academic, ... More
6. Grand global futures challenges

6. Grand global futures challenges  

Jennifer M. Gidley

in The Future: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
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9780191799549
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10.1093/actrade/9780198735281.003.0007
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The challenges we face for near and long-term futures have been called a crisis of crises. ‘Grand global futures challenges’ synthesizes these complex and interconnected major global ... More
4. Society

4. Society  

Rab Houston

in Scotland: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191777059
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10.1093/actrade/9780199230792.003.0005
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‘Society’ provides a survey of Scotland's population (its DNA origins, size, ethnic make-up), living standards, people, Highland and Lowland society, and the place of the Highlands in ... More
2. Shaping the continent

2. Shaping the continent  

Kenneth Morgan

in Australia: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778001
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10.1093/actrade/9780199589937.003.0002
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9780199589937
‘Shaping the continent’ looks at the elements that have determined Australia's economy and population. Ownership of land is key: land availability, land use, exploitation, pastoral ... More
3. Land questions

3. Land questions  

Senia Pašeta

in Modern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775406
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801678.003.0003
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9780192801678
‘Land Questions’ investigates problems in Irish agriculture and population in light of the Great Famine. The Irish population grew up until the 1840s, placing huge pressure on limited land. ... More
1. Demography is destiny … or not

1. Demography is destiny … or not  

Sarah Harper

in Demography: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2018
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May 2018
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9780191792724
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10.1093/actrade/9780198725732.003.0001
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9780198725732
It is increasingly recognized that population change plays a key role in our political systems, economies, and societies at the local, national, regional, and global level. ‘Demography is ... More
The Future: A Very Short Introduction

The Future: A Very Short Introduction  

Jennifer M. Gidley

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Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
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9780191799549
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10.1093/actrade/9780198735281.001.0001
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9780198735281
Humans have always been driven by both a fear of the unknown and a curiosity to know. They have prophesied, foretold, predicted, and tried to control the future. The Future: A Very Short ... More
3. Migration and globalization

3. Migration and globalization  

Khalid Koser

in International Migration: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jun 2016
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Jun 2016
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9780191815409
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10.1093/actrade/9780198753773.003.0003
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9780198753773
‘Migration and globalization’ shows how international migration is an important dimension of globalization. Growing developmental, demographic, and democratic disparities provide powerful ... More
8. The future of public administration

8. The future of public administration  

Stella Z. Theodoulou and Ravi K. Roy

in Public Administration: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2016
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Aug 2016
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9780191792014
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10.1093/actrade/9780198724230.003.0008
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9780198724230
Both the field and the practice of public administration have been extraordinarily dynamic. While essential public services are not likely to disappear any time soon, the manner in which ... More
Demography: A Very Short Introduction

Demography: A Very Short Introduction  

Sarah Harper

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May 2018
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May 2018
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9780191792724
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10.1093/actrade/9780198725732.001.0001
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9780198725732
Demography—the study of people—addresses the size, distribution, composition, and density of populations, and considers the impact these factors have on individual lives and the changing ... More
2. From 55,000 to 7 billion

2. From 55,000 to 7 billion  

Sarah Harper

in Demography: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2018
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May 2018
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9780191792724
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10.1093/actrade/9780198725732.003.0002
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‘From 55,000 to 7 billion’ describes how global population has evolved over time and space, experiencing a small increase for thousands of years, until around 200 years ago when global ... More
6. Scotland and the wider world

6. Scotland and the wider world  

Rab Houston

in Scotland: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191777059
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10.1093/actrade/9780199230792.003.0007
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‘Scotland and the wider world’ examines Scotland's relationships with other countries. When did the English begin to see the Scots as barbarous and alien? The wars of Independence are ... More
Scotland: A Very Short Introduction

Scotland: A Very Short Introduction  

Rab Houston

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Nov 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191777059
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10.1093/actrade/9780199230792.001.0001
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Scotland: A Very Short Introduction explains why Scottish national identity is so distinctive by looking at Scottish history, politics, society, religion, and culture — both ... More
1. Ageing, a brief history

1. Ageing, a brief history  

Nancy A. Pachana

in Ageing: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2016
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Nov 2016
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9780191792670
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10.1093/actrade/9780198725329.003.0001
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9780198725329
How has the construct of ageing, and attitudes towards it, changed over time? How have human beings from various historical epochs, cultures, and perspectives viewed ageing? What impact ... More
Public Administration: A Very Short Introduction

Public Administration: A Very Short Introduction  

Stella Z. Theodoulou and Ravi K. Roy

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Aug 2016
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Aug 2016
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9780191792014
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10.1093/actrade/9780198724230.001.0001
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9780198724230
Public administration ensures the development and delivery of the essential public services required for sustaining modern civilization. Covering areas from public safety and social welfare ... More
1. A contemporary overview

1. A contemporary overview  

Stella Z. Theodoulou and Ravi K. Roy

in Public Administration: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2016
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Aug 2016
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9780191792014
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10.1093/actrade/9780198724230.003.0001
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9780198724230
Essentially, ‘public administration’ refers to the wide array of leadership and management functions and mandates carried out by civil officials involved with public sector ‘governance’, ... More
3. The fathers of demographic thought

3. The fathers of demographic thought  

Sarah Harper

in Demography: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2018
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May 2018
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9780191792724
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10.1093/actrade/9780198725732.003.0003
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9780198725732
Demographic ideas can be traced back to antiquity, but it is generally accepted that demography originated in the middle of the 17th century with the English statistician, John Graunt ... More

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