Co-Creating a Public Philosophy for Future Generations by Tae-Chang Kim, James Allen Dator
  

Co-Creating a Public Philosophy for Future Generations

Written by Tae-Chang Kim, James Allen Dator
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Co-Creating a Public Philosophy for Future Generations by Tae-Chang Kim, James Allen Dator

When making decisions, governments can and should strive consciously to balance the demands of the present with the needs of future generations. Various advocates for greater governmental foresight have created new processes or institutions within existing systems of democratic government. These include long-range planning departments, futures commissions, requirements for future-impact statements on proposed legislation, environmental protection agencies, and offices of technology assessment. But, as the contributors to this volume demonstrate, much more remains to be done. Some of the provocative questions posed by this book include: What is a public philosophy oriented to the needs of future generations necessary, and why is it necessary? What are the major examples of actual experiments in future-oriented governance? What were their successes and failures, and the reasons for each? And finally, what are the obstacles to future-oriented governance, and how might they be overcome? The authors of the essays in this volume suggest answers based on their extensive experience in working with governments, trying to help them incorporate techniques of foresight into their institutions and practices.

About the Author

TAE-CHANG KIM is President of the Institute for Integrated Study of Future Generations in Kyoto, Japan. Prior to that, he was Dean of the Graduate School of Public Administration of Chungbuk National University in Chungbuk, Korea. His previous works include Creating a New History for Future Generations (l994), also co-authored with Jim Dator. JAMES A. DATOR is Director of the Hawaii Research Center for Futures Studies at the University of Hawaii and a past President of the World Futures Studies Federation.

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Format

Hardback
304 pages

Author

Tae-Chang Kim, James Allen Dator
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Publisher

Greenwood Press an imprint of ABC-CLIO

Publication date

30th July 1999

ISBN

9780275967161


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