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World Future Review
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ISSN (Print) 1946-7567 - ISSN (Online) 2169-2793
Published by Sage Publications Homepage  [1175 journals]
  • Islamic Religious Education in Kazakhstan: Applying Futures Studies to
           Skyrocket the Reform

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      Authors: Yelena V. Muzykina
      Pages: 93 - 105
      Abstract: World Futures Review, Volume 14, Issue 2-4, Page 93-105, June-December 2021.
      Futures studies and foresight are new disciplines for Central Asia. Their methodology is making the first steps in the region. The present paper tests how narrative foresight can be applied in the field of religious education reform. For Kazakhstan, Islamic education has become a critical aspect of socio-cultural life. Its present situation requires radical changes, and the seven core questions of narrative foresight methodology help to research the vital dimensions of the problem in the quest for a solution. Going through the history of the issue, the forecast for current trends, identifying critical assumptions, and building alternative futures helps to arrive at the preferred future for Islamic education in Kazakhstan. With a new vision, some practical steps come forward that can guide to that new reality embodied in a new metaphor.
      Citation: World Futures Review
      PubDate: 2022-11-29T03:33:50Z
      DOI: 10.1177/19467567221091440
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2-4 (2022)
       
  • Designing ‘Futures Studies Journeys’. Addressing Users of Futures
           Studies Using a Contingency Approach

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      Authors: Patrick van der Duin, Dhoya Snijders
      Abstract: World Futures Review, Ahead of Print.
      The Dutch government has a large and diverse range of advisory councils and planning agencies that produce studies of the future as an input to the development of strategic government policy. The work of these organisations is important and relevant, as well as very diverse in terms of their approach to the future, the methodologies they use, and the topics on which they focus. In particular, they serve different users, who all use these studies for their own purposes. As a result, there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to designing a futures study. To deal with this variety, we use a contingency approach with which we set up a framework presenting different ‘futures studies journeys’ that relate different user goals to different approaches to the future, to different phases in policy-processes in which the futures study is used, and to different methods to be employed.
      Citation: World Futures Review
      PubDate: 2022-12-01T02:06:11Z
      DOI: 10.1177/19467567221140607
       
  • Editorial

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      Authors: Yelena Muzykina
      First page: 91
      Abstract: World Futures Review, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: World Futures Review
      PubDate: 2022-10-27T08:48:56Z
      DOI: 10.1177/19467567221136737
       
  • Skills Technology Foresight in Practice: The Case of the Atlas of New
           Professions of Kazakhstan

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      Authors: Sayasat Nurbek, Yerbol Sagatov, John A. Sweeney
      First page: 106
      Abstract: World Futures Review, Ahead of Print.
      In order to meet the demands of building a workforce prepared to confront 21st century challenges, Kazakhstan initiated a national project guided by the International Labor Organization’s (ILO) efforts to bridge the gap between educational systems and the labor market. The “Atlas of New Professions of Kazakhstan” utilizes a Skills Technology Foresight methodology developed originally by the SKOLKOVO Education Development Center in partnership with the ILO. This article reflects not only on key results of the project but also on the process of engaging a wide array of stakeholders on the impacts and implications of new and emerging technologies as well as some of the methodological implications of engaging in such work. Outcomes from this project have ramifications for national labor and education policy with specific attention as to how students and families can make future-oriented career choices.
      Citation: World Futures Review
      PubDate: 2022-05-26T05:23:23Z
      DOI: 10.1177/19467567221104897
       
  • Design & Society: Design as a Force for Behavioral Change at Scale in
           Kazakhstan

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      Authors: Noteh Krauss
      First page: 117
      Abstract: World Futures Review, Ahead of Print.
      Through an examination of the relationship of politics and aesthetics this paper challenges outdated human-centered modes of design in order to offer a new framework—Design & Society—which accounts for the role that politics, ideologies, systematic relationships, context and narratives play and have played in shaping the lived reality of past, contemporary and future life. Through a deep examination of the politico-design economy of Astana (since renamed Nur-Sultan) championed by former president of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev this paper peels back the strategic layers for the creation of Astana. Relevant to designers, policy-makers, futurists, business interests, and those studying the urban environment in general as well the nation of Kazakhstan in particular, this paper unravels the layers of history, demographic pressures, and geopolitical posturing that have intentionally placed Astana as a force changing Kazakh society forever by causing behavioral change at scale. This paper outlines a three-stage process of creation: conceptualization, materialization, and realization to track the design process of Astana and its effects at large on a personal level for millions of Kazakhs. In the conceptualization stage, the paper tracks the motivators from the past, the present considerations and future goals for the design of Astana. In the materialization stage, the threads are weaved together into the architecture of the three most prominent buildings in the Kazakh Capital: The Palace of Peace and Accord, Khan Shatyr Shopping Center and Baiterek tower. In the realization stage, the impact on the individuals of Kazakhstan is considered. Through this study, the dance of Design & Society and the ever evolving impact of one onto the other is presented as a key lens for all future studies of design.
      Citation: World Futures Review
      PubDate: 2022-05-24T01:08:48Z
      DOI: 10.1177/19467567221095179
       
  • Navigating Representation: Reflections on the Futures of Kazakh Identity
           From a CLA Scenarios Process

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      Authors: Jose Ramos
      First page: 133
      Abstract: World Futures Review, Ahead of Print.
      This short essay reflects on the process of running a Causal Layered Analysis scenario exercise with the Institute for Professional Development at the Academy of Public Administration in Kazakhstan in collaboration with John Sweeney (from the then Qazaq Research Institute for Futures Studies). We worked with approximately 50 public administrators over a 3 day period, culminating in a Causal Layered Analysis scenario process that challenged and reviewed the national vision. The process surfaced fundamental dynamics and tensions in national identity and representation. The findings and process are detailed here.
      Citation: World Futures Review
      PubDate: 2022-09-04T01:41:21Z
      DOI: 10.1177/19467567221108802
       
  • Futurizing DBA Curriculum: A Class in Kazakhstan

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      Authors: Nur Anisah Abdullah
      First page: 138
      Abstract: World Futures Review, Ahead of Print.
      This essay aims to share with the community of practice an approach for incorporating and embedding Futures and scenarios into business school curriculum as part of strategy development practice with a view to strike a balance between scientific rigour and practical relevance of management education. Through the conduct of a 3-day Foresight for Strategy Development workshop curated for as an intensive course for a cohort of DBA students at the Narxoz Business School, Almaty, Kazakhstan, the author describes the step-by-step process of building scenarios and shares some of the learning outcomes from the workshop. The 3-day workshop was designed with two objectives; that is, to teach the basic skills of futures thinking by introducing futures studies, and to incorporate the five stages of scenario development process as part of strategic planning practice. While students learned the reasons for and the process of embedding scenarios as a planning tool, and were able to apply theory to practice in classroom exercises, this cohort of DBA students found it quite challenging to have a proper grasp of Futures concepts and methodologies. They were overwhelmed by the amount of contents they have to process within the space of a 3-day intensive workshop. This feedback was not peculiar to this cohort of students and it was a common lament received from the various workshops conducted in different countries including Malaysia, United Arab Emirates, Taiwan, Bahrain and Oman. This was particularly true with those in the developing economies where futures studies is relatively a new discipline. This experience tells us there is an opportunity to fill this void by introducing and embedding futures studies and scenarios as part of the planning and strategy development in Management courses in Kazakhstan.
      Citation: World Futures Review
      PubDate: 2022-06-08T11:45:29Z
      DOI: 10.1177/19467567221094440
       
  • Futures and Foresight in Kazakhstan: From Oil and Pastures to Artificial
           Intelligence and Connected Markets

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      Authors: Susann Roth
      First page: 151
      Abstract: World Futures Review, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: World Futures Review
      PubDate: 2022-10-26T12:42:34Z
      DOI: 10.1177/19467567221137439
       
  • The futures dilemma:to be left behind or make a difference

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      Authors: Yelena Muzykina
      First page: 158
      Abstract: World Futures Review, Ahead of Print.
      An Interview with Sohail Inayatullah for the Special Issue on Central Asian Futures
      Citation: World Futures Review
      PubDate: 2022-03-14T05:59:29Z
      DOI: 10.1177/19467567221082365
       
  • The World Future Day Method: A 24-hour Round-The-World Global Discussion

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      Authors: Mara Di Berardo
      First page: 165
      Abstract: World Futures Review, Ahead of Print.
      The World Future Day is a 24-h round-the-world global conversation about the futures and represents a new kind of futures method. Launched for the first time by the Millennium Project in 2014, it is an open large-scale global participatory discussion among self-selected future-oriented people from around the world. The work introduces the main characteristics of the WFD method, the protocol of analysis, first considerations about its strengths and weaknesses, and the main results of the 2021 application on March 1. The results are reported in form of suggestions and solutions aggregated in clusters and macro-clusters related to some of the global challenges facing humanity and set a common agenda for further discussion.
      Citation: World Futures Review
      PubDate: 2022-05-26T11:08:06Z
      DOI: 10.1177/19467567221090539
       
 
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