The Future of the World (inbunden)
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The Future of the World (inbunden)

The Future of the World

Futurology, Futurists, and the Struggle for the Post Cold War Imagination

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The Future of the World is devoted to the intriguing field of study which emerged after World War Two, futurism or futurology. Jenny Andersson examines how futurist scholars and researchers imagined the Cold War and post Cold War world and the tools and methods they would use to influence and change that world.
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Jenny Andersson holds a PhD in economic history from Uppsala University in Sweden. She is currently a scholar with the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and based at Sciences Po in Paris, where she also co directs the Max Planck Sciences Po Center. She has worked on the intellectual history of contemporary social democracy, and more recently, on the history of future research and concepts of the future in the post war era.


Introduction 1: A New History of The Future? From Conceptual History to Intellectual World History 2: The Future as Moral Imperative : Foundations of Futurism 3: Futures of Liberalism: The Congress for Cultural Freedom and Futurology as a Transnational Space 4: The Future as Social Technology : Prediction And The Rise Of Futurology 5: Predicting the Future of American Society: From RAND to the Commission for the Year 2000 6: Bridging the Iron Curtain: Futurology as Dissidence and Control 7: The Future of the World: The World Futures Studies Federation and the Future as Counter Expertise 8: The Futurists: Spreading Futurology to the World Conclusion