Political Anticipation and Networks: Creating Anticipatory Systems for Government and Society

Part of the Cognitive Systems Monographs book series (COSMOS, volume 29)


LEAP was established in response to the need for future-oriented programs for the European Union. Political Anticipation transcends the outdated paradigm of permanent, centralized, hierarchic, and isolated institutionalism by networking throughout the entire European Community. Just as every cell in a living organism plays a part in the functioning of the whole body, so do individuals, connected through modern technology, have an important role, on the local, national, and trans-European levels. Informed by trends, Political Anticipation attempts to guide policy in full awareness of possible outcomes. This stands in stark contrast to the deterministic, reaction-based, and big classic outmoded patterns prevalent in the European Community today.


Anticipation Decentralization Networking Hierarchic/non-hierarchic Transparency 


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  1. 1.Laboratoire Européen d’Anticipation PolitiqueParisFrance

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