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Introduction: The Future on Stage

Ariel Colonomos

in Selling the Future: The Perils of Predicting Global Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190603649
eISBN:
9780190638474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190603649.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The future is an idea about worlds to come. The world we live in is seen as more uncertain, and demand for predictions and forecasts about international politics is growing. This book explores the ... More


Energy, Economic Growth, and Geopolitical Futures: Eight Long-Range Scenarios

Evan Hillebrand and Stacy Closson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028899
eISBN:
9780262328722
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028899.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Among the questions tackled by Evan Hillebrand and Stacy Closson in this book are the following: Will there be more wars or peace? What country or countries will dominate, and which ones will fade in ... More


Transition Scenarios: China and the United States in the Twenty-First Century

David P. Rapkin and William R. Thompson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226040332
eISBN:
9780226040509
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226040509.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

There is considerable speculation that the twenty-first century will witness a systemic leadership transition in which the United States, the incumbent system leader, is passed by China. The ... More


Exit Strategies

Thomas Princen and Adele Santana

in Ending the Fossil Fuel Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262028806
eISBN:
9780262327077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028806.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

In this chapter, Thomas Princen and Adele Santana assume that for an overall societal exit from the fossil fuel era, industrial inertia must be overcome in part by industry itself. And for that, ... More


On the Way Down: Fossil Fuel Politics in the Twenty-First Century

Thomas Princen, Jack P. Manno, and Pamela L. Martin

in Ending the Fossil Fuel Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262028806
eISBN:
9780262327077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028806.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

The three author-editors, Princen, Manno and Martin summarize the major contributions of the book. First, they have taken inspiration from those on the ground who are trying to keep dangerous ... More


Scenarios of Future United States–China Warfare: What Is Missing from This Picture?

David P. Rapkin and William R. Thompson

in Transition Scenarios: China and the United States in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226040332
eISBN:
9780226040509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226040509.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Nine existing scenarios of intensive United States-China conflict are reviewed to demonstrate that such stories tend to focus too much on fighting wars, with insufficient attention given to other ... More


The Implications of Rapid Development for Emissions and Climate-change Mitigation

Ross Garnaut, Stephen Howes, Frank Jotzo, and Peter Sheehan

in The Economics and Politics of Climate Change

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199573288
eISBN:
9780191808616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199573288.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter argues that, notwithstanding the financial crisis, rapid economic growth has accelerated the increase in greenhouse gas emissions, making the effort required even greater. Furthermore, ... More


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