Commission for the Future et al. papers, 1976–1992

This page lists publications concerning future-thinking within New Zealand, arranged chronologically. Clicking on the date of publication will lead you to a file of the original publication.

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DatePrepared forTitleAuthor(s)
April 1992People's Select CommitteeNeither Freedom Nor ChoiceCraig, A., Brian, C., Brosnaham, N. and O'Brian, M.
1986Commission for the Future (Australia)Commission for the Future (Australia) Kit
(See below for individual papers)
Commission for the Future (Australia)
19861. Community Science & Technology NetworkCommission for the Future (Australia)
19862. Commission for the FutureCommission for the Future (Australia)
December 19853. Manufacturing – A Future Dr. Cleary, M.
December 19854. Australia as a Post-Industrial SocietyHon. Jones, B. O.
December 19855. Science and Technology – For what purpose?Dr. Coombs, H. C.
December 19856. Science V. Law: The Next CenturyHon. Justice Kirby, M. D. CMG
February 19867. The Program of the Commission for the futureCommission for the Future (Australia)
July/August 19868. In FutureCommission for the Future (Australia)
July 1983New Zealand Council for Educational ResearchAlternative Futures for New Zealand and their Implications for Innovation and Reform in Objectives, Contents, Methods and Structures in EducationMcDonald, G., Pickens, A. K. and Livingstone, D. L.
November 1982Commission for the FutureFutures KitHarpham, M. and McCarthy, T.
October 1982Victoria University of WellingtonCommunications: A Cross Impact StudyBlunt, G. H. L., Chan, R., Duncan, J.F., Mackay, D. K. and Young, S. J.
April 1982Commission for the FutureFuture Contingencies: 2. Societal DisasterParr, A. R.
March 1982Commission for the FutureFuture Contingencies: 4. Nuclear DisasterPreddey, G. F., Kjellstrom, T. E., Wilkins, P. C., Williamson, B. R. and Wilson, N. A.
1981Commission for the FutureReport on New Zealand TelevoteBecker, T., Clement, A., McRobie, T. and Murphy, B.
1981Commission for the FutureContexts for Development - Clarifying ValuesZepke, N., Harpham, M., Barret, M., Niven, M. and Wilkins, P.
February 1981 Commission for the FutureEconomic Aspects of the Commission for the Future's Scenarios of 2010Philpott, B., Stroombergen, A. and Burnell, S.
June 1981 Commission for the FutureTrade Pattern Scenarios investigated by SARUMRobinson, J.
August 1981Commission for the FutureNetwork New Zealand: Communications in the FutureMoriarty, G., Harpham, P.W., Keir, M., Moriarty, J.P. and Van Valkenburg, G.
August 1981 Commission for the FutureSupplement To: The New Zealand Daily Newspaper: An Endangered SpeciesConway, M.
August 1981 Commission for the FutureNetwork New Zealand Working Papers (See below for individual papers)Communications Policy Research Group
November 19801. Towards a Communications and Information Policy in NZHarpham, M.
May 19812. Information Occupations: The New Dominant in the NZ Work ForceConway, M.
July 19813. Communications Needs and Rights; Communications in the Four NZ ContextsHarpham, P., Keir, M., Moriarty, G. and Van Valkenburg, G.
July 19814. Communications to the Year 2010: Some Social, Political and Economic IssuesKeir, M.
July 19815. Computer Communications and Information ServicesHarpham, P. W.
July 19816. The Future of Broadcasting and Frequency Spectrum Usage in NZMoriarty, G. E.
July 19817. The New Zealand Daily Newspaper: An Endangered speciesConway, M.
July 19818. Point-to-point Communication in NZ over the next 30 yearsMoriarty, J. P.
February 19819. Space Satellite DistributionVan Valkenburg, G.
September 1981Commission for the FutureFuture Contingencies: 1. Natural DisasterPreddey, G. F.
April 1981 Professor Yehezkel Dror (OECD)The Commission for the Future: A Case StudyHunn, M.
October 1980Commission for the FutureAttitudes to the FutureMurphy, B. D.
October 1980 Commission for the FutureFast-Track Self-Sufficiency: An Alternative Energy PlanPreddey, G. F.
October 1980 Commission for the FutureSome Economic Implications of Social Change in New ZealandDuncan, J.F., Ojala, E. M., Philpott, B. P. and Thompson, G. J.
June 1980 Commission for the FutureAlternative Energy Technologies in New ZealandIsaacs, N.
May 1980 Commission for the FutureNew Zealand in the Future World Food EconomyOjala, E.M.
1979Commission for the FutureA Question of Priorities: New Zealanders in Conversation about the FuturePhillips, P
1979Commission for the FutureResources and Technology SustainabilityHunt, D.
1979Commission for the FutureInternational Relations OpportunitiesParker, A.
1979Commission for the FutureSocieties in Change: A Question of ScaleZepke, N.
1979Commission for the FutureWork and The MicroprocessorDuncan, J. F.
December 1979Commission for the FutureCommission for Future: Response to ChangeMcGill, I.
November 1979 Commission for the FutureSome Visions of the Future WorldRobinson, J.
October 1979 Commission for the FutureInterfutures - A Research Project on The Future Development of Advanced Industrial Societies in Harmony with that of Developing CountriesDuncan, J. F.
October 1979 Commission for the FutureTowards the Year 2000 in EducationRenwick, W. L.
October 1979 Commission for the FutureGoals of New ZealandersZepke, N. and Robinson, J.
March 1979Commission for the FutureThe Electronics AgeWilliams, W. R.
September 1978The Social Aspects of Development in New ZealandDuncan, F. J.
July/August 1978Commission for the FutureInternational Review: New Zealand in World Society: Towards the Year 2000Kennedy, S.
June 1978 Commission for the FutureNew Zealand's Future Begins TodayThomas, D. O.
May 1978Commission for the FutureSocial Processes in New Zealand’s Future: The Relevance of European ModelsPitt, D.
July 1977Commission for the FutureReport on the Commission's Seminar on Forecasting techniquesCommission for the Future
1976Department of EducationFutures: A Bulletin for SchoolsDepartment of Education
N/ACommission for the Future (Australia)Future Options:
Information Kit
(See below for individual papers)
Commission for the Future (Australia)
1. Future Options: Cover (for individual papers)Commission for the Future (Australia)
2. Future Options: Science, Technology and the FutureCommission for the Future (Australia)
3. Future Options: Information, The Economy, and SocietyCommission for the Future (Australia)
4. Future Options: Work, Technology, and The FutureCommission for the Future (Australia)
5. Future Options: Education, Technology and The FutureCommission for the Future (Australia)
6. Future Options: Bio-medical, Technology and The FutureCommission for the Future (Australia)
7. Future Options: Environment, Technology and The FutureCommission for the Future (Australia)
N/ACommission for the FutureCommission for the Future: Information Kit (See below for individual paper)Commission for the Future
1. Where does this country’s future lie?Commission for the Future