Accession Number : AD0610217

Title :   FUTURIBLES,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : DE Jouvenel,Bertrand

Report Date : JAN 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : The lecture of M. Bertrand de Jouvenel concerns particularly the activities of the 'Futuribles' project on 'studies in conjecture,' centered in Paris, France, of which M. de Jouvenel is research director. The international venture wishes to stimulate speculation about likely social and political changes, as is indicated by the word 'Furturibles,' meaning 'possible futures;' the venture is made possible by the Ford Foundation. Other interests of the members of the Futuribles group are the problems arising from social change and the machinery for coping with these problems. 'Futuribles' has obtained essays, from experts in a variety of fields, on such speculations as likely changes in political regimes or the future of transportation, rural society, or the 'City of Science.' Most of the essays were published by 'Sedeis,' the Society for Economic, Industrial and Social Study and Documentation, of which M. de Jouvenel is director. M. de Jouvenel also relates the activities of the French Work-Group, the purpose of which is to speculate on likely economic changes during the period between 1960 and 1985.

Descriptors :   (*SOCIAL SCIENCES, HISTORY), (*POLITICAL SCIENCE, HISTORY), (*FRANCE, ECONOMICS)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE