English futures books from the 1990's

This list was compiled from contributions by members and is arranged in alphabetical order. Additional notes are given in [ ]'s after the reference including a count where members mentioned the book more than once.

Aburdene, P & Naisbitt, J (1992), Megatrends for Women, New York, Villard Books.

Adam, Barbara (1990), Time and Social Theory, Cambridge, Polity Press.

Adam, Barbara (1995), Timewatch: The Social Analysis of Time, Cambridge, Polity Press.

Adam, Barbara (1998), Timescapes of Modernity: The Environment and Invisible Hazards, London, Routledge.

Bell, Wendell (1996), Foundations of futures studies: Human science for a new era, Vol. 1: History, Purposes, and Knowledge, New Brunswick, NJ, Transaction Publishers. [4 mentions. With a new preface 2003.]

Bell, Wendell (1996), Foundations of Futures Studies: Human science for a new era, Vol. 2: Values, Objectivity, and the Good Society, New Brunswick, London, Transaction Publishers. [4 mentions. With a new preface 2003.]

Boulding, E (1990), Building a Global Civic Culture: Education for an Interdependent World, New York, Teachers College Press. [2 mentions]

Boulding, E & Boulding K (1995), The Future: Images and Processes, Thousand Oaks, CA, Sage. [2 mentions]

Coates, Joseph F, Mahaffie, John B, & Hines, Andy (1997), 2025: Scenarios of the US and Global Society Reshaped by Science and Technology, OakHill Press. [2 mentions. Individual chapters can be downloaded at http://www.josephcoates.com/2025_PDF.html]

Evans, LT (1998), Feeding the Ten Billion: Plants and Population Growth, Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press.

Fischer, David Hackett (1996), The Great Wave: Price Revolutions and the Rhythm of History, Oxford, USA, Oxford University Press.

Franklin, Ursula M.  1999. The Real World of Technology (revised edition). Toronto, Anansi Press.

- In this book Ursula Franklin suggests that “technology” is not just the thing but also the processes, practices and policies behind the thing.  She asks us to consider the societal implications of how things are produced, which gets into tangled ethical issues.  Dr. Franklin also argues that women’s perspectives are much needed in thinking about technology. 

Galtung, Johan & Inayatullah, Sohail (Eds) (1997), Macrohistory and Macrohistorians: Perspectives on individual, social, and civilizational change, Westport, CT, Praeger. [3 mentions]

Gamble, Clive (1994), Timewalkers: the prehistory of global colonization, Harvard University Press.

Gidai, E (Ed) (1998), On the Eve of the 21st Century: Challenges and Responses, Budapest, Akadémiai Kiadó.

Glenn, Jerome C., Florescu, Elizabeth, Millennium Project Team (1999), 1999 State of the Future, Washington, DC, The Millennium Project 

NOTE> The Millennium Project has published a different State of the Future for 1997 and 1998

Glenn, Jerome C., Gordon, Theodore J. Gordon, Perelet, Renat Perelet (1998) Environmental Security: Emerging International Definitions, Perceptions, and Policy Considerations, Atlanta, Army Environmental Policy Institute.


Godet, Michel (1993), From anticipation to action: A handbook of strategic prospective, Paris, UNESCO Publishing.

Godet, Michel (2001), Creating Futures: Scenario Planning as a Strategic Management Tool, Translated by Kathryn Radford with Adam Gerber, London-Paris-Geneve, Economica, (Original work published 1997).

Graham H May (1996), The Future Is Ours: Foreseeing, Managing and Creating the Future, London, Adamantine Press, Praeger. [2 mentions]

Hawken, Paul, Lovins, Amory, & Lovins, L Hunter (1999), Natural capitalism: creating the next industrial revolution, Boston, Little, Brown and Co.

Henderson, Hazel (1999), Beyond Globalization: Shaping a Sustainable Global Economy, West Hartford, Connecticut, Kumarian Press.

Holman, Peggy & Devane, Tom (Eds) (1999), The Change Handbook: Group methods for shaping the future, San Francisco, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.

Inayatullah, S & Wildman, P (1998), Futures Studies: Methods, Emerging Issues and Civilizational Visions, A Multi-Media CD ROM, Brisbane, Prosperity Press.

International Commission on Peace and Food (1994), Uncommon opportunities: an agenda for peace and equitable development: report of the International Commission on Peace and Food, chaired by M. S. Swaminathan, London, Atlantic Highlands, N.J., Zed Books.

Jensen, Rolf (1999), The Dream Society, McGraw-Hill.

Jones, DAF (1995), Women of Spirit, Sudbury, Massachusetts, Visions of a Better World Foundation.

Keeney, Ralph L (1992), Value-Focused Thinking: A Path to Creative Decisionmaking, Harvard University Press.

László, Ervin (1996), The Systems view of the world - A holistic vision for our time, Hampton Press, NJ.

Lévy, Pierre (1997), Collective Intelligence: mankind's emerging world in cyberspace, Translated by Robert Bononno, Persues Books.

Masini, EB (1993), Why Futures Studies?, Grey Seal Books, London. [5 mentions]

Masini, EB (1993), Women as Builders of Alternative Futures, Trier, Centre for European Studies, Trier University.

McCorduck, P & Ramsey, N (1996), The Futures of Women: Scenarios for the 21st century, New York, Warner Books.

McRae, Hamish (1994), The world in 2020: power, culture and prosperity: a vision of the future, London, HarperCollins.

Morin, Edgar (1999), Homeland Earth: A Manifesto for the New Millennium, Translated by Sean Kelly, Hampton Press.

Naisbitt, John (1994), Global paradox: the bigger the world economy, the more powerful its smallest players, St. Leonards, N.S.W., Allen & Unwin.

Novaky, E (Ed) (1991), Developing Environmental Strategies through Futures Research, Budapest, Ministry for Environment and Regional Policy.

Ryan, MJ (Ed) (1998), The Fabric of the Future: Women Visionaries of Today Illuminate the Path to Tomorrow, Berkley, CA, Conari Press.

Sardar, Ziauddin (Ed) (1999), Rescuing All Our Futures: The Future of Futures Studies, Westport CT, Praeger. [3 mentions]

Sardello, R (1995), Love and the Soul: Creating a Future for Earth, New York, Harper Collins.

Sargisson, L (1996), Contemporary Feminist Utopianism, London, Routledge.

Schwartz, Peter (1996), The Art of the Long View: Planning for the Future in an Uncertain World, New York, Doubleday/Currency. [4 mentions. First edition 1991.]

Slaughter, Richard A (Ed) (1996), New Thinking for a New Millennium, London, New York, Routledge.

Slaughter, Richard A (Ed) (1996), Knowledge Base of Futures Studies, Australia, Hawthorn, Media Group. [CD-ROM Professional edition (2005): Slaughter, Richard A & Inayatullah, Sohail (Eds)] [3 mentions]

Slaughter, Richard A (1995), The foresight principle: Cultural recovery in the 21st century, London, Adamantine.

Spender, Dale.Nattering on the Net: Women, Power, and Cybersapce  (1995) 

Toffler, Alvin, (1990), Powershift: knowledge, wealth, and violence at the edge of the 21st century, New York, Bantam Books.

Van der Heijden, Kees (1996), Scenarios: The Art of Strategic Conversation, Chichester, England, New York, John Wiley & Sons.

Waswo, R (1997), The Founding Legend of Western Civilization: From Virgil to Vietnam, Hanover, New Hampshire, Wesleyan University Press.