Table of contents

  1. Thomas Gauthier, Sylvaine Mercuri Chapuis
  2. Manuela Celi, Andrew Morrison
  3. Andrew Cyprian Love
  4. Genevieve Liveley
  5. Tom Erik Arnkil
  6. Mario Giampietro
  7. Daniele Fanzini, Irina Rotaru, Isabella Bergamini
  8. Jan M. Ahrend, Marina Jirotka
  9. Thomas O. Staiger, Patricia A. Kritek, Gang Luo, Peter Tarczy-Hornoch
  10. Slawomir J. Nasuto, Yoshikatsu Hayashi
  11. Alan F. T. Winfield, Verena V. Hafner
  12. B. Sharpe, A. Hodgson
  13. Dewald van Niekerk, Aïda Terblanché-Greeff
  14. John A. Sweeney, Mary Tuti Baker, Cornelia Daheim, Yannick Dujardin, Jake Dunagan, Ken Eklund et al.
  15. Andrzej M. J. Skulimowski
  16. Antonio Furlanetto, Roberto Poli
  17. Efstathios Tapinos
  18. Jan-Hendrik S. Hofmeyr
  19. A. H. Louie, Roberto Poli
  20. Giovanni Emanuele Corazza
  21. Flaviano Celaschi, Elena Formia, Roberto Iñiguez Flores, Ruth León Morán
  22. Chiara Colombi, Danila Zindato
  23. Lars Geer Hammershøj
  24. Deborah Osberg
  25. Hardin B. C Tibbs

About this book


This Handbook presents the state of the art overview of current research on anticipation studies. It develops anticipation from both the theoretical and applied points of view.  Via this comprehensive overview of the research on anticipation, this Handbook makes clear that anticipation is a serious topic of research that can and should be connected to Futures Studies research, perspectives and orientation. The Handbook uses the anticipatory viewpoint as a unifying framework able both to stop the progressive fragmentation of the human and social sciences and begin a process aimed at progressively closer integration, mutual knowledge and dialogue among the human and social sciences. It sets the agenda for the field, helps futures studies to come of age, and contributes to changing the orientation of the human and social sciences from their dominant past-orientation to a new future-orientation. 

The Handbook presents research from a variety of fields such as: Biology, ecology, psychology, social sciences, humanities, engineering, and computer science. The editorial board consists of scholars from various sciences, such as futurists, sociologists, economists, statisticians, computer scientists, designers and game builders.


Future Studies Anticipation Modeling Anticiaption Impredicative Systems Anticipation Anticipation Ontology Physics Anticipation Biology Anticipation Psychology Anticipation Anthropology Anticipation Sociology Anticipation Economics Anticipation Political Science Anticipation Philosophy Anticipation Physics Future Studies Biology Future Studies Psychology Future Studies Anthropology Future Studies Sociology Future Studies Economics Future Studies Political Science Future Studies Philosophy Future Studies

Editors and affiliations

  • Roberto Poli
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept of Sociology & Social ResearchUniversity of Trento Dept of Sociology & Social ResearchTrentoItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy Reference Module Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-31737-3