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The Future
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September 1994 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
"Profound ideas from remarkably original couple." --Future Survey Spanning a period of 28 years, this collection of essays by renowned futurist scholars Elise and Kenneth Boulding presents a thoughtful exploration of past, present--and possible--world development. The juxtaposition of works by both authors fosters a deeper understanding of their individual views while allowing the reader to evaluate the element of mutual influence. Offering a wide range of political, economic, and social perspectives on the global future, the volume's overarching theme is clear: The world is in dire need of mending. Conveying the passionate conviction of its contributors, this compelling set of essays stands as a tribute to Kenneth Boulding's life, his work, and his dedication to the study of the future as more than an intellectual curiosity--as something essential to the survival of mankind itself. Students and professors of political science, sociology, and economics will appreciate this thought-provoking volume. "The authors display their passionate concern with the future, a concern shown partly in their joint interest in peace projects. They write lucidly and gracefully making these some of the most attractive and stimulating contributions to our thinking about the future." --Krishan Kumar in Political Studies

 
PART ONE
Kenneth Boulding with an addendum by Elise Boulding
Introduction
 
Expecting the Unexpected
The Uncertain Future of Knowledge and Technology (1966)

 
 
The Limits to Societal Growth (1979)
 
World Society
The Range of Possible Futures (1983)

 
 
Power and Betterment in the Economy (1991)
 
Moving from Unstable to Stable Peace (1988)
 
PART TWO
Elise Boulding
Introduction
 
Image and Action in Peace Building (1988)
 
Familia Faber
The Family as Maker of the Future (1983)

 
 
How Children See Their World and Make Their Futures (1979)
 
Women's Movements and Social Transformation in the Twentieth Century (1993)
 
The Dialectics of Peace (1990)

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ISBN: 9780803957909
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