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Working with the Future
Working with the Future

Working with the Future

Ideas and Tools to Govern Uncertainty


168 Pages, 6 x 9.25

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB

Trade Paper, $34.95 (CA $46.95) (US $34.95)

Publication Date: October 2019

ISBN 9788885486904

Rights: WOR X IT

EGEA Spa - Bocconi University Press (Oct 2019)


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Poli's book is•Theoretically robust•Provides a description of some of the major methods in the field•Describes some major applications (army and government, schools)•Shows quite a few cases of re-framing•Suggests connections with present frontiers of scientific research•A systematic, engaging introduction to futures studies, that any well-educated person will be able to follow•Provides a framework for understanding the complexity and the uncertainty of the present situationThe book distinguishes correct from wrong ways to understand the future.

Author Biography

Roberto Poli is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Trento (Italy). He has been awarded the first UNESCO Chair in Anticipatory Systems ( He is fellow of WAAS—World Academy of Art and Science and STIAS—Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study. Poli heads the Master programme in Social Foresight, leads the research group eVita (short for 'età della vita', i.e. ages of life), and the European Life Project FRANCA—Flood Risk Anticipation and Communication in the Alps. Poli has published six books, edited or co-edited more than 20 books or journal's special issues and published more than 250 scientific papers. He teaches Social Foresight and Epistemology of the Social Sciences.