The Future is Tomorrow

17 Prospective Studies

  • Authors
  • Martinus Nijhoff, The Hague

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Cultural and Political Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Leo Moulin
      Pages 3-6
    3. Michael Young
      Pages 7-30
    4. Marcel Bolle De Bal
      Pages 31-58
    5. Denis de Rougemont
      Pages 59-90
    6. Raghavan Iyer
      Pages 91-118
  3. Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Hans van der Cammen
      Pages 121-126
    3. Nora Federici
      Pages 127-183
    4. Holger Hydén
      Pages 184-209
    5. Jean-Paul Harroy
      Pages 210-237
    6. Jean Gottmann
      Pages 238-267
  4. Economics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-269
    2. Dieter Berstecher
      Pages 271-273
    3. Jan Tinbergen
      Pages 274-310
    4. Neville Beale
      Pages 311-347
    5. Hans Peter Widmaier, Juergen Frank, Otto Roloff
      Pages 348-370
    6. André Philip
      Pages 371-405
  5. Work and Leisure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 407-407

About this book

Introduction

The European Cultural Foundation has conceived an ambitious project: by means of interdisciplinary studies on an international basis it is setting out to "forecast" the future of Europe in the year 2000 in four major fields of human development (education, industrialization, urbanization and the transformation of rural society). In this sense "forecasting" implies defining what is inevitable in the future of this civilization, and identifying the choices open to Europeans in so far as they are free to exert their collective will to influence the future. I should like here to pay due tribute to the Secretary General of the Foundation, Mr. George Sluizer, who had the boldness to launch this initiative, the drive and perseverence to mobilize sufficient funds to carry it into effect, and the clear-sightedness to devise bodies and procedures that could serve as a flexible and effective framework for the development-necessarily aleatory-of such a large-scale project ... A udaces fortuna juvat. Our friend Sluizer must often have modelled his attitude on that of his great compatriot, William the Silent, thinking to himself: "It is not necessary to hope in order to act, nor to succeed in order to persevere". If this maxim was good enough to forge a nation, it can also serve our purposes to-day.

Keywords

Europe Nation development education transformation

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-010-2826-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1972
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-247-1322-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-2826-4
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