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The Resource What the future holds : insights from social science, edited by Richard N. Cooper and Richard Layard

What the future holds : insights from social science, edited by Richard N. Cooper and Richard Layard

Label
What the future holds : insights from social science
Title
What the future holds
Title remainder
insights from social science
Statement of responsibility
edited by Richard N. Cooper and Richard Layard
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Social scientists from various disciplines discuss and offer predictions about the future. Predicting the future is notoriously difficult. But systematic analysis leads to clearer understanding and wiser decisions. Thinking about the future also makes social scientists focus their research into the past and present more fruitfully, with more attention to key predictors of change. This book considers how we might think intelligently about the future. Taking different methodological approaches, well-known specialists forecast likely future developments and trends in human life. The questions they address include: How many humans will there be? Will there be enough energy? How will climate change affect our lives? What patterns of work will exist? How will government work at the local, national, and world level? Will inflation remain under control? Why have past forecasts been so bad? The book concludes with a discussion of the intellectual and historical context of futurology and a look at the accuracy of predictions that were made for the year 2000. Jed
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
303.49
Index
index present
LC call number
HM901
LC item number
.W53 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1934-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Cooper, Richard N
  • Layard, Richard
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social prediction
  • Forecasting
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Forecasting
  • Social prediction
Label
What the future holds : insights from social science, edited by Richard N. Cooper and Richard Layard
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 256-259) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The river and the billiard ball : history, innovation, and the future / Peter Schwartz -- The future of population / Joel E. Cohen -- The future of energy from the perspective of the social sciences / Clark C. Abt -- Modeling climate change impacts and their related uncertainties / Stephen H. Schneider -- The world of work in the new millennium / Richard B. Freeman -- Threats to future effectiveness of monetary policy / Benjamin M. Friedman -- The architecture of government in the twenty-first century / Timothy Besley -- The cybernetic society : western future studies of the 1960s and 1970s and their predictions for the year 2000 / Alexander Schmidt-Gernig
Control code
51958985
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (285 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262270786
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 7213
  • 9780262270786
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51958985
Label
What the future holds : insights from social science, edited by Richard N. Cooper and Richard Layard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 256-259) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The river and the billiard ball : history, innovation, and the future / Peter Schwartz -- The future of population / Joel E. Cohen -- The future of energy from the perspective of the social sciences / Clark C. Abt -- Modeling climate change impacts and their related uncertainties / Stephen H. Schneider -- The world of work in the new millennium / Richard B. Freeman -- Threats to future effectiveness of monetary policy / Benjamin M. Friedman -- The architecture of government in the twenty-first century / Timothy Besley -- The cybernetic society : western future studies of the 1960s and 1970s and their predictions for the year 2000 / Alexander Schmidt-Gernig
Control code
51958985
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (285 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262270786
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 7213
  • 9780262270786
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51958985

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