Masini, Eleanora. Why Futures Studies. London: Grey Seal Books, 1993.
A timeless introduction to futures studies by a pioneer in the field. Masini is more concerned with cultural and humanistic aspect, rather than technocratic examination, of alternative futures.
Sardar, Ziauddin. The Future of Muslim Civilization. London: Mansell Publishing, 1987.
Published in 1979, and subsequently republished in different editions and translated into numerous languages, this is first systematic exploration of futures of Muslim societies. Regarded as a classic in the field, it presents a vision of a dynamic, thriving and pluralistic future civilisation of Islam.
Sardar, Ziauddin. Islamic Futures: The Shape of Ideas to Come. London: Mansell Publishing, 1985.
A pioneering and highly critical exploration of dominant ideas, such as ‘Islamic state’, ‘Islamic economics’ and ‘Islamic science’, Islamic Futures argues that Muslims can shape desirable futures by rethinking pious orthodoxy.
Sardar, Ziauddin, Ed. Rescuing All Our Futures: The Future of Futures Studies (Part 1 & Part 2). London: Praeger, 1993.
A definitive study of how futures studies colonise the future and what we can do to open up the future to alternative and pluralistic possibilities. Distinguished contributors, including Ashis Nandy, Eleanora Masini, Sohail Inayatallah, Graham May, Richard Slaughter, Jerry Ravez and Merryl Wyn Davies, suggest how to bring diversity and plurality to the heart of futures studies and usher it towards new decolonising directions.
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Sardar, Ziauddin. Future: All That Matters. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 2013.
A concise and up-to-date introduction which provides a short history and focuses on futures method.
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