Ziauddin Sardar

In 2010, Sardar outlined the concept "Postnormal Times" in a paper published in Futures: The journal of policy, planning, and futures studies. Since 2013, Sardar has worked as Director at the Centre for Postnormal Policy and Futures Studies. He is also a frequent commentator on current affairs and regularly makes media appearances in Britain and around the world. Sardar's personal website outlines his numerous intellection pursuits. His publications on PNT include:

Sardar, Ziauddin. "East-West in Postnormal Times." East-West Affairs: A Quarterly Journal of North-South Relations in Postnormal Times 1, no. 1 (January 2013): 1–10.

———. “Postnormal Artefacts.” World Future Review 7, no. 4 (December 1, 2015): 342–50. doi:10.1177/1946756715627370.

———. “Postnormal Times Revisited.” Futures 67 (March 2015): 26–39. doi:10.1016/j.futures.2015.02.003.

———. “The Future of Arab Spring in Postnormal Times.” American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences 30 (2013): 125–36.

———. “Welcome to Postnormal Times.” Futures 42, no. 5 (June 2010): 435–44. doi:10.1016/j.futures.2009.11.028.

Sardar, Ziauddin, and John A. Sweeney. “The Three Tomorrows of Postnormal Times.” Futures 75 (January 2016): 1–13. doi:10.1016/j.futures.2015.10.004.

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Jerry Ravetz Jerry Ravetz Originator of Postnormal Science (PNS) theory "PNT: to boldly go where no PNS person has gone before" About, People
Ziauddin Sardar Ziauddin Sardar Director, CPPFS "Working on PNT theory is as exhilarating now as it was when I first started thinking about it almost a decade ago" About, People
Jordi Serra del Pino Jordi Serra del Pino Research Director, CPPFS "PNT Theory offers a promising way to make sense of change in the present world" About, People
Jim Dator Jim Dator Godfather of Futures Studies "Nothing but black swans now, surfing tsunami of change" About, People
Shirin Elahi Shirin Elahi Managing Director, Scenarios Architecture "Postnormal times mean a time where tomorrow will not look like today ... but it could well look similar to yester yesterday, for some or many of us" About, People
Shamim Miah Shamim Miah Senior Fellow, CPPFS "PNT provides the critical tools to make sense of past complexities, the current chaotic states and future contradictions" About, People
John A. Sweeney John A. Sweeney Co-founder, CPPFS "PNT has become more than just a model for thinking about change in the present and future(s); it has mutated into a movement for enacting change" About, People
Scott Jordan Scott Jordan Assistant Director, CPPFS "PNT is a gulp of air for one eyes deep in water. It reminds us of the instability of the world and gives us a new way to think, so that maybe we can change it" About, People
Gabrielle Donnelly Gabrielle Donnelly Managing Editor, World Futures: The Journal of New Paradigm Research "As a scholar and practitioner of social creativity and change, postnormal times provides an invaluable lens for collectively navigating the contradictions, chaos, and complexities shaping our current era" About, People
Mohammad Abdul Aziz Mohammad Abdul Aziz Deputy Director, CPPFS "Most planning and policy is based on what we consider to be normal from our past experiences. Now it is necessary to deliberate on the postnormal – to take contradictions, complexity and chaos into consideration" About, People
Alfonso Montuori Alfonso Montuori Professor, California Institute of Integral Studies "Jose Ortega y Gasset wrote that 'We don’t know what’s going on, and that’s exactly what is going on.' In that richly contradictory spirit, PNT theory offers a generative entry point for approaching our complex and chaotic times. It is appropriately humble while also recognizing the need to be boldly creative" About, People
Ted Fuller Ted Fuller Editor of Futures "The term 'post normal times' gives a frame of reference for understanding the surprise and uncertainty we experience in globally inter-connected phenomenon and events. It shakes long held and deep beliefs in a historical regularity of life patterns to say the complexity of humanity creates unrecognisable threats. We must be aware of our ignorances, humble about our knowledge, and ever watchful" About, People


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