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Reports from University of Sunshine Coast Describe Recent Advances in Futures (Visions and scenarios of democratic governance in Asia 2030)

August 12, 2014



By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at China Weekly News -- Investigators discuss new findings in Futures. According to news reporting out of Maroochydore, Australia, by VerticalNews editors, research stated, "Using the Six Pillars foresight workshop process, forty-five Asian political, policy and activist leaders explored the futures of democratic governance. Organized and funded by Oxfam and the Rockefeller Foundation, the organizing hypothesis was that without a change in the nature of governance in Asia, poverty could not truly be uprooted."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of Sunshine Coast, "Changes in governance needed to be imagined and created from the ground up, not just imposed by the past or the elite. Five visions with accompanying causal layered analysis were developed by participants."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Generally, these visions focused on more inclusion not just at the level of voting, but in terms of the participatory creation of alternative futures of culture, technology, economy and polity."

For more information on this research see: Visions and scenarios of democratic governance in Asia 2030. Futures, 2014;60():1-13. Futures can be contacted at: Elsevier Sci Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, Oxon, England. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Futures - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/30422)

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting S. Inayatullah, Univ Sunshine Coast, Fac Arts & Business, Maroochydore, Qld 4558, Australia.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, China, Futures, Democratic, Maroochydore, Australia and New Zealand

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