Consensus building in participative foresight: empirical cases of UK, Sweden and Germany
by Benjamin J.C. Yuan, Chien-Ching Chang, Chih-Hung Hsieh
International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy (IJFIP), Vol. 6, No. 1/2/3, 2010

Abstract: Participative foresight has become a popular tool in planning science and technology policy. This work systematically reviews three participative foresight cases based on three preconditions of consensus building, and attempts to draw some implications based on the comparison of these cases. This work conducts an analysis based on three dimensions of consensus building, including definition of problem, structure of negotiation, and motivation to participate, using three national foresights, including UK technology foresight in 1994-1998, Swedish foresight in 1998-2000, and German FUTUR in 2001-2004. The analysis reveals some significant factors of consensus building in participative foresight.

Online publication date: Sun, 11-Apr-2010

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